Apple Valley Park Tennis Courts
The North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District used Lottery funds to replace Apple Valley Park tennis courts. The dilapidated 40 year-old courts received a major facelift bringing players back to the courts and the establishment of the first Cherry Days Tennis Tournament in July. Awesome work!
Avon to Eagle - Vail Trail
Eagle County used Lottery dollars to construct the 1.2-mile Avon to Eagle-Vail Trail Phase II multi-use trail. The new construction is a key component of the planned 63-mile long Eagle Valley Regional Trail that will travel the length of Eagle County from Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon. The trail is heavily used by pedestrians and bikes for both recreation and transportation purposes. Congratulations!
Black Forest Regional Park
El Paso County used Lottery dollars to improve the fire-damaged Black Forest Regional Park. Last summer's Black Forest fire burned more than 1,500 acres of public park and open space, resulting in post-fire flooding, and an interruption of ongoing park improvements. The improvements enhanced the immensely popular park so the community could once again enjoy hiking, picnicking, playing field sports and hosting community gatherings in its space. Great job!
Burlington Middle School Playground
Burlington Middle School used Lottery dollars to provide new playground equipment and surfaces for students. With the help of a $100,000 grant, school children were able to drive the design process for a new play yard to replace smaller, dilapidated and sometimes dangerous equipment. The new space features a rock-climbing structure and an all-weather play surface, in addition to other playground equipment. It is available for wider community use when school is not in session. Congratulations!
Community Partnership Garden
The Town of Carbondale used Lottery dollars to help create the Third Street Carbondale Community Partnership Garden. The new space contains about 40 garden plots with a submersible irrigation pump. Local gardeners can sign up for and tend their own plots while sharing knowledge and experience that helps the community, and especially children, to understand where food really comes from. The new garden has even led to the creation of a local farmer's market. Great job!
Columbine Elementary School Playground
The City of Woodland Park and the Woodland Park School District used Lottery dollars to improve the Columbine Elementary School Playground. The previous playground had been poorly maintained for 24 years. Among the improvements were a larger play area, climbing wall, 'trike and hike' path, and a more natural-looking landscape including boulders, log balance beams, and a digging pit that benefit nearly 200 children at the school as well as many more throughout the community. Good job!
Dry Creek Community Park
The City of Longmont used Lottery dollars to construct the Dry Creek Community Park. The park boasts more than 80 acres including multi-use sports fields and courts, ADA-accessible playgrounds, ball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, trails, restrooms and shelters. The new park provided much needed alleviation of safety and scheduling issues in this growing community. With unobstructed views of Mount Meeker and Longs Peak, and biking trails that connect it to greenways and other parks, it's quite the feat. Congratulations!
The Town of Bayfield used Lottery dollars to meet the recreational needs of its largest subdivision on the north side of Hwy 160. After years of heavy usage, Gosney Park was no longer a safe or exciting place for the community to enjoy. The Town of Bayfield leveraged its funding not only to address the existing safety issues, but to add fun, unique amenities to the park. It now sees extensive use throughout the year. Congratulations!
Harold Smith Park
The Town of Wiley used Lottery dollars to fund the addition of children's recreational equipment to Harold Smith Park. The community of 475 residents recognized the need for children's playground equipment at Harold Smith Park and was able to provide kids with slides, stairs, monkey bars and balance beams. Great job!
Huck Finn Skate Park
Lake County used Lottery dollars to build Leadville's new 21,000-square-foot concrete, Huck Finn Skate Park. The completed park realizes the vision of a small group of volunteers who began revitalization efforts in 2010 and offers a number of features intended for multi-generational, multi-ability use for skateboards, inline skates, scooters and bikes. Excellent work!
Logan County Fairgrounds
Logan County used Lottery dollars to upgrade the county fairgrounds. Located in Sterling, improvements include a new 2,059-square-foot pavilion with several picnic tables, spacious restrooms, showers and a newly-renovated animal pavilion with 32 horse stalls. The facility upgrades make it possible to have more activities at the fair, which better serves the citizens of Logan County. Congratulations!
Bent County community members used Lottery dollars to build a new 30-foot by 65-foot pavilion and shelter, restrooms, and playground equipment including, stairs, slides, and a playhouse. The park is frequently utilized by nearby athletic teams. It's also a venue for weddings, reunions and other community social events. It even operates as an outdoor classroom for students to learn about the diverse wildlife and vegetation. Way to go!
Montez Park Skate Park
The City of Monte Vista used Lottery dollars to build the Montez Park Skate Park. What began as a senior project for three Monte Vista High School students in 2004 finally became a safe, legal, recreational space for youth and teens last year with the help of Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado grants worth over $470,000. Congratulations!
Pioneer Park's Pedestrian Bridge
The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs used Lottery dollars to enhance the pedestrian bridge in Pioneer Park. Grants for the bridge have provided an adjacent picnic area, information kiosks and landscaping. Located on the north bank of the Colorado River, the park and bridge provide access for fishing and wildlife viewing and host a number of environmental education programs for the public. Awesome work!
The Town of Winter Park used Lottery dollars to upgrade and revitalize Wolf Park, one of it's most popular neighborhood parks. The antiquated and wasteful irrigation system was replaced and non-ADA compliant restrooms were renovated to include heat and electricity. The play area was leveled and landscaped, a sunshade for parents was built, and fitness equipment was added along the Alpine Trail. Great work!
Pritchett Basketball Court
The Town of Pritchett used Lottery dollars to renovate its only hard surface sports court with a new, more durable surface that is not only one of its kind in Pritchett, but is the closest court within twenty miles. The town is a small community with limited means, and Lottery funds were necessary to making this project feasible. Great work!
The Town of Swink used Lottery dollars to build a park for the community on land that had been donated more than 30 years ago. A citizen donated the land to the town, with the specification that it be used only for the building of a park. With the help of Lottery funds, the Town of Swink was finally able to build its only park for the whole community to enjoy. Congratulations!
Routt County Fairgrounds
Routt County used Lottery dollars to build a new and improved bathhouse at the fairgrounds. The previous 46-year-old restrooms had no showers, poor lighting, and lacked proper heat. The restrooms had been closed since 2008. The new and improved building is now widely used by visitors, users of the skate park across the street, hunters, and even local contractors and truckers. Great job!
Tom Frost Nature Pavilion
The City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails used Lottery dollars to build a pavilion adjacent to Tom Frost Reservoir. There was previously no open space pavilion within four miles. The Tom Frost Pavilion is now one of the most heavily used open spaces in Broomfield, helping Scouts, children and families learn about the natural environment, and boosting Broomfield's Nature Program. Congratulations!