Jun 3, 2019

Rock on, Castle Rock, in your cool new Festival Park Reimagined.

The Town of Castle Rock will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award at Festival Park on Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m., during the kick off of the summer season. The $6,891,000 project, completed in November 2017, was made possible with $950,000 from the Lottery-funded Conservation Trust Fund. 

Many of Castle Rock’s annual events and gatherings were celebrated at Festival Park but the community quickly outgrew the small amenity, prompting the town-wide initiative to redesign and improve the park. Now, the park directly promotes an active lifestyle with an open 14,180 square foot lawn, splash pad, bike parking area, Wi-Fi compatibility, and other amenities for users to enjoy. 

“Now, as Castle Rock continues to grow, residents will have a cherished community gathering place to meet the needs of its dynamic population and the redevelopment of the park will ensure residents continue to enjoy the heart of Downtown Castle Rock,” said Jeff Brauer, director of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation. 

Since 1984, the Town of Castle Rock has received $7,105,036.01 from the Conservation Trust Fund and $2,426,127.00 from Great Outdoors Colorado. 

The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community’s environment. 


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In FY2018 alone, the Lottery distributed $140.7 million in proceeds. Since its creation 36 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $3.2 billion back into the state of Colorado. Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: GOCO, the Conservation Trust Fund, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. These organizations provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, and wildlife and conservation education.

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