Jun 25, 2020
City of Lafayette wins a Starburst Award for showing excellence in the use of Lottery funds.
The Colorado Lottery recognizes the City of Lafayette Nature Kids Discover Zone and Inspire Trail with a Starburst Award.
The capital project consists of an internationally recognized nature discovery zone on the campus grounds of Boulder Valley School District’s Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School. The project creates a place where local children can explore and discover their natural surroundings in their immediate neighborhood. These two projects were funded by a collaboration of contributors, including a grant from GOCO for $960,580.
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.