COLUMBINE KNOLLS RECREATION DISTRICT WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR WOODEN SHELTER PROJECT

COLUMBINE KNOLLS RECREATION DISTRICT WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR WOODEN SHELTER PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to Columbine Knolls Recreation District for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars for the Wooden Shelter at the Columbine Knolls pool. The Columbine Knolls Recreation District utilized Lottery-funded Conservation Trust Fund dollars of $90,307 for the project.

The new shelter is four times larger than the previous shelter, which was 30 years old. Four large trees had to be removed to expand the area needed for the new 40’ by 44’ shelter, which fits eighteen picnic tables underneath. The impact of the new shelter is apparent with the daily fee revenue up 20 percent and private party revenue up 46 percent.

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 2013 alone, the Lottery distributed $135.6 million in proceeds. Since its creation 30 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $2.5 billion to the state.

The Colorado Lottery is a division of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Colorado Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.

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October 16, 2013
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