CITY OF LOUISVILLE WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR THE MEMORY SQUARE PARK RENOVATION PROJECT

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CITY OF LOUISVILLE WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR THE MEMORY SQUARE PARK RENOVATION PROJECT

DENVER, September 20, 2011The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2011 Starburst Community Award to the City of Louisville for using Lottery dollars to renovate Memory Square Park. The City of Louisville funded the project using $103,000 of Lottery-funded Conservation Trust Fund dollars.

The renovation focused on entry improvements at the arts center and pool, horseshoe pit improvements, shelter landscaping and seatwalls, park entry sign landscaping, shuffleboard court removal, new bike racks and irrigation adjustments.

“Memory Square Park is just two blocks from Louisville’s historic Main Street – the improvements to the park are a testament to the city’s commitment to its older public spaces and Old Town,” said Matt Robbins, community relations specialist for the Colorado Lottery.

“The upgrades to Memory Square Park has kept it up to speed with upgrades happening all over Old Town Louisville and has brought increased pedestrian activity to the downtown area,” said Kathy Kron, project manager for Memory Square Park. “Instead of a tired old dead zone, it’s now a hub of activity for the community.”

The Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community’s environment.

In Fiscal Year 2011 alone, the Lottery distributed $113.4 million in proceeds. Since its creation 28 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state.

Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: Great Outdoors Colorado, Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.

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September 20, 2011
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