Jun 24, 2020
The City of Evans Riverside Park showed excellence in the use of Lottery funds.
Riverside Park in Evans was decimated by the floods of 2013. The park master plan called for restoring the floodplain, raising valuable park improvements out of the floodplain and removing landfill debris. Multiple grants were obtained, including a GOCO grant of $99,997 for the master plan and $80,253 for improvements to the trail system.
Nearly $5 million in Lottery funds are represented in 11 winning projects distributed statewide through grants via Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF), Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST).
"With so many projects funded with Lottery dollars, it's sometimes easy to forget all the different types of outdoor projects that result from Lottery revenue,” said Tom Seaver, director of the Colorado Lottery. “This year's Starburst Awards showcase the diverse uses of Lottery money -- ballfields, bike parks, playgrounds, riparian zones, and of course, massive land purchases.
These Starburst awards demonstrate just a fraction of the ways Lottery dollars are going to work wherever and however Coloradans like to play."
Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects.