Apr 22, 2021
The Colorado Lottery recognizes the City of Craig’s Breeze Park Development Phase II project with a Starburst Award.
In 2015, the City of Craig broke ground on the Breeze Park Phase I project, which included significant improvements to the park’s amenities and accessibility. With the help of Lottery Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) funds, the City executed a second phase of the project. Breeze Park Phase II focused on upgrades to the 35-year old irrigation system; construction of an 820-foot, ADA concrete trail, and the addition of three 144-square-foot picnic shelters.
Additionally, a 720-square-foot gazebo, two shade canopies, and a 3,400-square-foot safety surface were also installed. Updates to the park are expected to encourage the nearly 4,000 residents of Craig who live within a 10-minute walk of the park to engage in outdoor activities and participate in stewardship events organized by the parks and recreation department. Of the $235,260 dollar project, $150,000 dollars were provided by GOCO.
More than $10.5 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 and Wildlife (CPW), and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST).