50th Anniversary

  1. Passport to Wheat Ridge
  2. Events
  3. History of Wheat Ridge
  4. Sponsors

Passport to Wheat Ridge cover

As we celebrate 50 years as a City, the first exciting project for 2019 is the Passport to Wheat Ridge. This is your very own passport to dozens of Wheat Ridge businesses and events! This passport includes discount offers and coupons from businesses across the City, along with information about signature special events that build relationships within our community.

The 2019 Passport to Wheat Ridge is a limited edition tour around the City, as only 500 have been printed and they are only available for the 2019 year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the City of Wheat Ridge. 

The proceeds from the 2019 Passport to Wheat Ridge are funding the restoration of the Wheat Ridge Police Department’s first patrol car, Unit 1, and will support other programs hosted by WRPD such as Operation Blue Santa, National Night Out and the Child Safety Fair. Unit 1 will be making appearances at events throughout 2019 once the restoration is complete.

The Passport to Wheat Ridge is $25.00 and available for purchase online or at City Hall. 

 To order your Passport for $25.00, click the Buy Now button!

Wheat Ridge Passport Businesses




There are over 30 businesses participating in the Passport to Wheat Ridge. 



Once you purchase your Passport to Wheat Ridge you may pick it up at City Hall, 7500 W. 29th Ave., Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Front Desk.

Wheat Ridge turns 50 this year! In honor of that very special milestone, we’ve create a video highlighting the very earliest days of our community, those who initiated our incorporation, the growth of business and economic vitality, as well as how Wheat Ridge has embraced its agricultural past for today’s focus on farm to table. It’s a city celebrated for its trails and greenbelt as well as for its small town friendliness. 

Special thanks to all of those who shared their memories of this very special City.

In order of appearance:

  • Division Chief Jim Lorentz-WRPD
  • Janet Bradford-Community Member
  • Charlotte Whetsel-Community Member
  • Gretchen Cerveny-Former Mayor
  • Claudia Worth-Community Member
  • Idella Lewis-Community Member
  • Kent Higgins-Former Reserve Officer WRPD
  • Amanda Weaver-Owner 5 Fridges Farm
  • Howard Jaidinger-Former WRFD Chief
  • Howard Jacquay-Former WRPD Chief
  • Dan Brennan-WRPD Chief
  • Joe Cassa-Former WRPD Division Chief
  • Joyce Manwaring-Parks & Recreation Director
  • Walt Pettit-Community Member
  • Steve Brown, M.D.-Lutheran Medical Center
  • Jerry DiTullio-Former Mayor
  • Bud Starker-WR Mayor