Jun 5, 2019
City of Pueblo honored for City Park Pool House
After 57 years, the Pueblo City Park pool visitors have a new and modern pool house!
To recognize this achievement and honor the hard work of all involved, the Pueblo City Council will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award at their meeting on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The project, which was completed in May 2017, was made possible with $321,700 from the Conservation Trust Fund.
The new pool house adds an aesthetically pleasing element to Pueblo’s most-visited amenity, its historic City Park. It includes new ADA-accessibility, well-lighted areas, and new picnic tables and chaise lounge deck chairs.
City Park is a destination park with numerous popular amenities that attract patrons from the city and throughout Southern Colorado. Adjacent to the popular and Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited Pueblo Zoo, City Park and its pool have increased the number of annual visitors and encouraged the community to socialize, as well as improve health and wellness in the area.
The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community’s environment.
In FY2018 alone, the Lottery distributed $114 million in proceeds. Since its creation 37 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $3.4 billion back into the state of Colorado. Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: GOCO, 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. For more information on Starburst Awards, visit ColoradoLottery.com
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