May 25, 2017

#PlayOn, Colorado! Eleven winners from communities all across the state were selected as Colorado Lottery 2017 Starburst Award recipients.

The awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, the economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.
 
Here are the 2017 winners:
 
· Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District, Rouse Park Pickleball Courts
· City of Brush!, Pioneer Skate Park
· City of Englewood, River Run Trailhead
· City of Fruita, Lower Little Salt Wash Trail
· City of Greeley, Aven’s Village Playground
· City of Lamar, Lamar Sports Complex
· City of Salida, Citywide Playground Replacement
· City of Woodland Park, Redevelopment of Memorial Park
· Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE) statewide program
· Town of Limon, Limon Public School
· Town of Lyons, LaVern M. Johnson Park
 
More than $22.9 million in Lottery funds is represented in these 11 projects, including a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant worth $18 million to the Town of Limon. This is the first Starburst Award cycle that includes funding from all four Lottery proceeds beneficiaries; Great Outdoors Colorado, The Conservation Trust Fund, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and BEST.
 
Each recipient will be formally presented with their award this summer.

Canon City Area Recreation District - Rouse Park Pickleball Courts

City of Brush - Pioneer Skate Park

City of Englewood - River Run Trailhead

City of Fruita - Lower Little Salt Wash Trail

City of Greeley - Aven's Village Playground

City of Lamar - Lamar Sports Complex

City of Salida - City Wide Playground Replacement

City of Woodland Park - Memorial Park

Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments

Town of Limon - Limon Public School

Town of Lyons - LaVern M. Johnson Park

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