Jun 30, 2020
The new, inclusive Destination Playground is the second Lottery Starburst Award in two years for the Foothills Park and Recreation District and Clement Park.
The goal for the renovated and expanded play experience was to create a playground that is inclusive of all ages and abilities, while also creating a space that supports the art, music and performance events that occur at Grant Amphitheater. With its $350,000 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grant, Foothills Park & Recreation District built a unique, universally accessible playground at Clement Park in unincorporated Jefferson County.
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.