Starburst Awards

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.

*** Applications are closed for the 2022 Starburst Awards, but you may contact us to be considered for a 2023 award ***

Here are the 2022 Starburst Award winners:

  • City of Loveland – Loveland Recreation Trail
  • Gunnison County – Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Program
  • City of Greeley – East Greeley Initiative
  • Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District  – Outdoor Fitness Project
  • Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources – Sky View Campground
  • Aspen Valley Land Trust - Coffman Ranch
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Meadows Campground Cabins
  • City of Lamar – North Gateway Park

Learn more about the winning projects and how Lottery dollars helped make it possible. 

Aspen Valley Land Trust
Coffman Ranch