TOWN OF FREDERICK WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR FREDERICK RECREATION AREA PHASE TWO

TOWN OF FREDERICK WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR FREDERICK RECREATION AREA PHASE TWO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to the Town of Frederick for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars for the Frederick Recreation Area Phase Two project. The Town of Frederick utilized a Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant of $200,000 and Lottery-funded Conservation Trust Fund dollars of $50,000 for the project.

The Frederick Recreation Area Phase Two project had an overarching goal to transform an uninviting, underserved area into a premier destination for outdoor recreation and environmental education. These improvements included an outdoor classroom/picnic pavilion, turf grass, a horseshoe pit and a restroom.  Lottery dollars were used for constructing the restroom, shelter and general landscape improvements. The improvements have stimulated a significant increase in traffic to the area. The new shelter is regularly reserved by groups that wish to gather in a beautiful outdoor setting and annual fishing clinics were able to be expanded.

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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