May 23, 2018

Introducing the winners of the 2018 Starburst Award which recognizes projects that utilize Lottery dollars!

DENVER -- We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Starburst Awards, recognizing excellent use of Lottery dollars for the betterment of communities via public projects.  Since 1992, the Starburst awards have highlighted creative work in Colorado that has a high economic and social impact from rural to urban and from plains to peaks.

The 2018 Award recipients are:

  • Adams County - Willow Bay Acquisition
  • Boulder County Parks and Open Space - Niwot Children’s Park
  • City of Alamosa - Multi-Use Pavilion and Ice Rink
  • City of Colorado Springs - John Venezia Park
  • City of Grand Junction - Los Colonias Amphitheater
  • Jefferson and Clear Creek County Open Space - Peaks to Plains Trail, Clear Creek Segment
  • Larimer County Department of Natural Resources & City of Fort Collins - Horsetooth Foothills Conservation Project
  • Montrose Recreation District - Montrose Community Recreation Center
  • Palmer Lake Trust - BX Ranch
  • Town of Milliken - Hillsboro SkatePark
  • Western Rivers Conservancy - San Luis Hill State Wildlife Area

This year’s award recipients represent a cross-section of exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities and open space protection for generations to come,” said Colin Waters, Community Relations Specialist with the Colorado Lottery. “Lottery players and all Coloradans should be proud that their support of Lottery games plays a major role in protecting the Colorado outdoor way of life.”

More than $18 million in Lottery funds are represented in these 11 projects. Proceed amounts range from $150,000 to more than $4.8 million, and accounted for approximately 24 percent of all project costs. Starburst Awards will be presented to recipients throughout the summer>

For more information, visit the Colorado Lottery Starburst Award page.

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