Apr 22, 2021
The Lottery recognizes the North Fork Pool, Park, and Recreation District Crossroads Park Ball Field Complex with a Starburst Award.
The $909,255 North Fork Pool, Park, and Recreation District (NFPPRD) project, in partnership with Hotchkiss Home Plate, used $350,0000 in Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) funds and $22,500 in Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) dollars to add four new ballfields at Crossroads Park. The former softball and soccer fields were located at the nearby fairgrounds, where fair events would take precedence and displace teams during meets. The new multi-use fields were constructed in one central location, alleviating safety and programming concerns expressed by the community.
NFPPRD developed Crossroads Park, with its outdoor swimming pool, soccer fields, bicycle pump track, and more, to serve the recreational needs of the North Fork Valley, including the towns of Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, and surrounding areas.
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).