Our Story

Color On The Creek is an all volunteer inspired and managed water garden located in the Carroll Creek Linear Park which runs through the heart of downtown Frederick Maryland. Created in 2012, the garden transformed an algae plagued creek into a place of real beauty. The water garden blooms from April through October and is open and free to the public. Stop by; you won’t be disappointed!

Volunteers Run the Show

We started with 100 colunteers in 2013 and have grown to over 400 participating volunteers and donors.

Sailing Through
The Winter Solstice

Thank you to all the businesses and volunteers who helped create an amazing display of boats for the 2023-24 STTWS! We are so fortunate and thankful for the hearty group of individuals who build, design, and support the fleet. Voting is now open for all! Please Vote For Your Favorite Boat to show your support for the boats, but more importantly for the charities they represent!.

Recent Blog

Explore our blog for insightful articles, personal reflections and ideas that
inspire action on the topics you care about.

4th Annual Candle Lights On The Creek 2023

Join us on Carroll Creek this New Year's Eve to send off 2023 and welcome in the new year! We will start with a big candle launch at 10pm all…

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Be A Sponsor For Candlelights On The Creek!

We are proud to announce the 4th annual Candlelights On The Creek New Year's Eve celebration! We are expecting sponsorships for this year's event. Interested in taking part? Email sttwsmd@gmail.com…

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Gearing Up To Set Sail! The 23-24 Fleet

Sailing Through The Winter Solstice 2023 - 2024 Our crew has been hard at work this summer gearing up to launch our 2023 - 2024 fleet to sail along Carroll…

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Our Sponsors

Picture This!

Admittedly, Color On The Creek always looks extra special,
thanks to our well-known local photographers.