CITY OF BURLINGTON WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR PARMER PARK PROJECT

CITY OF BURLINGTON WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR PARMER PARK PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to the City of Burlington for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars to help renovate Parmer Park. The City of Brighton utilized a Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant of $350,000 and $50,000 of Lottery-funded Conservation Trust Fund dollars to help renovate the park.

A new space-themed playground was installed complete with a “rocket,” swings, climbing features, slides and rubber mulch safety surfacing. A splash park was also installed providing multiple spray features. In addition to the new playground and splash park many varied improvements were done to serve community needs such as installing shade pavilions, picnic tables and benches, a fitness area, a walking trail, new lighting and signage.

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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