PHILLIPS COUNTY WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR HOMESTEADERS’ PARK PLAYGROUND, TURF FIELD AND DISC GOLF COURSE PROJECT

PHILLIPS COUNTY WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR HOMESTEADERS’ PARK PLAYGROUND, TURF FIELD AND DISC GOLF COURSE PROJECT

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DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to Phillips County for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars for the Homesteaders’ Park Playground, Turf Field and Disc Golf Course Project. Phillips County utilized a Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant of $200,000 for the project.

The goal of the project was to enhance the Phillips County Fairgrounds/Homesteaders’ Park/Event Center complex to make it a place where people of all ages and abilities can relax and enjoy. Enhancements included construction of a handicapped accessible playground, a rubberized safety surface under the playground for children’s safety, a multi-purpose, artificial turf play field and a nine-hole disc golf course. A bicycle/pedestrian path around the playground, benches, waste containers, lighting, a safety fence for the playground and a parking area west of the artificial turf playing field were also part of the project.

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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