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.
Here are the 2021 Starburst Award winners:
- City of Thornton - Big Dry Creek Project
- City of Craig - Breeze Park
- North Fork Recreation District - Crossroads Ball Fields
- Barr Lake State Park - ADA Fishing Pier
- City of Montrose/Montrose Recreation District - Connect Trail
- Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District - Rouse Park
- Larimer County Department of Natural Resources - Laramie Foothills Expansion
- City of Longmont - Garden Acres Park
- Colorado Fourteeners Initiative - Mount Columbia Trail Restoration
- Eastern Rio Blanco Metro Recreation & Park District - Circle Park Pond
- Eagle County Open Space - Brush Creek Valley Ranch
Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources
Laramie Foothills Expansion