TOWN OF NEDERLAND WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR PARKS RECREATION OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS MATER PLAN UPDATE AND GATEWAY PARK AREA MASTER PLAN

TOWN OF NEDERLAND WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR PARKS RECREATION OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS MATER PLAN UPDATE AND GATEWAY PARK AREA MASTER PLAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to the Town of Nederland for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars for the Parks Recreation Open Space and Trails Master Plan Update and associated Gateway Park Area Concept Plan. The Town of Nederland utilized a Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant of $52,500 for the project.

The project updated the overall master plan for parks, recreation, open space and trails amenities, within the community and within the Greater Nederland planning. As a companion task, the plan also included conceptual planning and design of the Gateway Park area that borders Barker Reservoir, at the heart of the community. These plans provide the long-term vision for recreation in the community and set the stage for funding various improvements supported by the community by an area wide survey, public meetings, workshops and interviews.

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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