Jul 5, 2019
Families and friends can play for years to come thanks to a pristine new park in beautiful and historic Cripple Creek.
To honor this community-changing play space, the Town of Cripple Creek will receive a Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery at the 5K/10K Poker Walk/Run at the park on Friday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. The $382,000 project, completed in March 2018, was made possible with $209,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).
The Mountain View Adventure Park has transformed a patch of land into an all-ages outdoor experience including a modern playground, a 2.5 mile trail, an 18-hole disc golf course, a BMX track, Dog Park, shelters and sledding area for year-round enjoyment. An average of 350 people visit the park monthly and it has added a much-needed amenity for under-served families in the community.
Since 1984, Teller County has received $2 million in Lottery proceeds, including more than $1.2 million from the Conservation Trust Fund and more than $752,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado.
The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community’s environment.
In FY2018 alone, the Lottery distributed $140.7 million in proceeds. Since its creation 36 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $3.2 billion back into the state of Colorado. Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: GOCO, the Conservation Trust Fund, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. These organizations provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, and wildlife and conservation education. For more information on Starburst Awards, visit ColoradoLottery.com
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