Lottery funds build great things!
Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on a number of considerations including the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, as well as the broader impact to our state.
Lottery proceeds are distributed statewide through grants via Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST).
Submissions include programs and projects such as, but not limited to: parks, playgrounds, outdoor recreation centers, outdoor educations programs, land conservation, trail enhancement, open space acquisition, wildlife natural resource preservation, and public school improvements, and so much more!
Congratulations to the 2023 Starburst Award Winners!
- Prospect Park Renovations, City of Wheat Ridge - $1,237,970
- Holly Park Renovation, Montrose Recreation District - $214,348
- Clear Fork Campground Renovation, Crawford State Park - $1,537,487
- Pirates Cove Play Structure Refurbish, City of Englewood - $207,478
- Thumb Open Space, Town of Estes Park - $350,000
- Access Adventure: Multisport and Family Days, Adaptive Adventures - $45,000
- Girls Mountain Bike Program, The Cycle Effect - $25,000
- ELK Education Center, Environmental Learning for Kids - $425,000+