Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.
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 facilities, land conservation, trail enhancement, open space acquisition, wildlife natural resource preservation, and public school improvements.
Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.
Here are the 2019 Starburst Award winners:
- City of Cortez – Centennial Park Pickleball Courts
- City of Fruita – Kokopelli Section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail
- City of Lakewood – Carmody Park
- City of Lamar – Wheels Park
- City of Pueblo – City Park Poolhouse Project
- Town of Breckenridge – River Park
- Town of Castle Rock – Festival Park Reimagined
- Town of Cripple Creek – Mountain View Adventure Park
- Foothills Park and Recreation District – Clement Park Interactive Water Feature
- Larimer County, City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland – Long View Trail
- Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, City of Trinidad – Crazy French Ranch
City of Lakewood