Jul 3, 2020
The City of Fort Morgan's Brenda Joy Bike Park is being honored with a Starburst Award for excellence in the use of Lottery funds.
The Brenda Joy Bike Park in Fort Morgan received a Great Outdoors Colorado grant of $44,693 that were invested in this 8,000-square-foot park. The grant allowed for the installation of 16 different bike features installed adjacent to the skate park.
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.