Rotella Park Renovations
Adams County used Lottery funds to revitalize Rotella Park, a 40 acre community park located in the historic Welby area of unincorporated Adams County. The revitalization of the park included installation of new picnic shelters, improved parking lots and expanded playground area. Park designers used environmental design concepts to improve the security of the park creating a safe place to play. Congratulations!
Park Lane Elementary Playground
Aurora Public Schools and the City of Aurora collaborated to update the playground area at Park Lane Elementary School. Lottery funds were used to purchase safer surfacing, ADA accessible ramps along the playground entrance and materials to install a Colorado-themed walking path that can be utilized for physical education and social studies classes. The project has been entirely collaborative, involving students, parents and community members in the planning, selection of materials, and ongoing maintenance of the playground. Way to go!
Boulder County used Lottery funds to build the Allenspark Playground providing a safe, scenic, convenient and accessible park for the local community. Prior to the creation of the local park, Allenspark citizens would have to travel nearly 20 miles to the nearest playground. The park also boasts a half basketball court that serves as an ice rink in the winter. Nice work!
Boulder County used Lottery funds to preserve the Tolland Ranch, a historic and scenic property located within the Roosevelt National Forest. The acquisition will allow conservation of significant wildlife habitat and popular Nordic ski trails. The land is now preserved for all to enjoy the many recreational opportunities and natural beauty. Awesome!
Phillip S. Miller Adventure Playground and Trail System
The Town of Castle Rock used Lottery funds to develop Philip S. Miller Park, a new outdoor adventure playground with environmental education components including several miles of soft surface trails. The Town is committed to providing unique opportunities for outdoor physical fitness and activities for users of all ages, especially young children that need time for outdoor exploration. Congratulations!
The Crested Butte Land Trust was able to use Lottery funds to preserve Promontory Ranch from development conserving a recreational trailhead and wildlife habitat. The community rallied to save this land with overwhelming support. The project received local, statewide and even national support. The land is used for hiking, biking, Nordic skiing, bird watching, and wildflower tours. Congratulations!
Cuatro Vientos / Four Winds Park
The City and County of Denver used Lottery funds to build Cuatro Vientos /Four Winds Park in the Westwood neighborhood. It's the first park built in this neighborhood in 30 years. The park features two playgrounds, a water play area, half basketball court, skate park elements, turf fields and a loop walking trail. Congratulations!
The City of Englewood used Lottery funds to purchase land from the school district to build a neighborhood park, Duncan Park. The city relied heavily on community engagement in the planning of the park in order to reflect the needs and perspectives of the Englewood community. The park includes two playgrounds, a picnic pavilion, athletic field, walking trail, horseshoe pit and sport court. Great job!
Riverside Park Flood Restoration Softball/Baseball Field Rebuild
The City of Fort Morgan parks experienced devastating effects from the Front Range floods in September 2013. The City's baseball/softball fields at Riverside Park were completely washed away. Fort Morgan used Lottery funds to rebuild their sport fields. The restored fields will allow play seven days a week for the next 30 years serving the northeastern region of the state. Awesome!
Fruita Bike Park
The City of Fruita used Lottery funds to complete phase II of the Fruita Bike Park. Fruita, already a world renowned mountain biking destination, provided the community with a new recreational amenity to a once underserved area. In addition to the bike park, Lottery dollars were used to build an adjacent playground, shelters, picnic tables, grilling area and xeric garden. Well done!
Lake County Intermediate School Playground
Lake County used Lottery funds to dramatically improve their playground facility at Lake County Intermediate School. The project included the replacement of playground equipment, a new outdoor basketball court, new walkways, boulder retaining walls, construction of an outdoor classroom and a new sod open play area. The entry gate connecting the playground to the Mineral Belt Trail, a paved bike path adjacent to the site, was also funded by Lottery dollars in an effort to promote community use of the area after school hours. Awesome!
Montrose Water Sports Park
The City of Montrose used Lottery funds to build a Water Sports Park along the Uncompahgre River. Terraced stone spectator areas, beach areas, rock-climbing boulders, plentiful green space, and ADA accessible put-in and take-out ramps allow a broad range of users to safely enjoy the river in a variety of ways. The park will expand recreation opportunities in Montrose's river corridor, while protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat, open space and greenbelts. Well done!
Nucla Town Park
The Town of Nucla used Lottery funds to build a new Town Park. The new park includes a splash pad, pavilion, two playgrounds, resurfaced tennis courts, one basketball court, three pickleball courts and a six station adult fitness course. After saving for ten years, the Town is very excited to have a bright and shiny new park. Well done!
Decker Park Rivitalization
The Town of Oak Creek used Lottery funds to revitalize Decker Park. Updated amenities to the Park include ADA access along Creekside Trail, a half basketball court, an area for tetherball, hopscotch and foursquare, sand volleyball court and a five disc golf course. The park is attracting new outdoor programs such as boot camp fitness for adults and afterschool and summer programs for youth. Way to go!
6th Street Pedestrian Bridge
The Town of Pagosa Springs used Lottery funds to complete the 6th Street Pedestrian Bridge. The Bridge is a vital link in the downtown Pagosa Springs trail system. The Bridge connects the west side of town to the community center, Town Hall and Yamaguchi Outdoor Sports Park. Town leadership is already noticing an increase in park use and a decrease in the number of cars in the parking lot at Yamaguchi Outdoor Sports Park. Nice job!
Pueblo City Park, Dog Park
The City of Pueblo used Lottery funds to revitalize the 2.5 acre dog park at City Park. The park created an area within City Park for dogs and their owners to socialize in a safe environment. The project was completed solely by utilizing local vendors for fencing, trees, concrete work, sod and signage. With the park located on a main thoroughfare through town, it provides an opportunity for visitors to stop at a local dog-friendly park while passing through Pueblo. Nice work!
Revere/Ovid Playground and Fitness Park
Revere Schools used Lottery funds to build a new elementary school playground and fitness stations in Ovid. The new play and fitness areas are centrally located, allowing the community to be active when school is not in session. PE teachers are utilizing the new fitness stations by incorporating fitness challenges into their lesson plans. Nice job!
Morning Gloria Trail
The City of Steamboat Springs used Lottery funds to expand the hiking and biking opportunities on Howelsen Hill with updates to Morning Gloria Trail. With the expansion, the trail is now more accessible to a wider population wanting to get outdoors. The project has greatly enhanced the park's trail system, the first single track trail for hand cycles within city limits, providing a single track trail accessible to youth, expanded beginner level trail options within the park and improved quality of user experience. Congratulations!
Yampa River Improvements
The City of Steamboat Springs used Lottery funds to improve recreational access to the Yampa River. The project created better river access points, bank stabilization, channel form, parking and signage. These improvements will be used by anglers, tubers, rafters, boaters, tourists, wildlife and bird watchers, trail users and campers. Awesome work!
Thornton Senior Center
The City of Thornton used Lottery funds to renovate their Senior Center. The project included updates to the desk/lobby area reducing congestion during program check-in, new hallway routes throughout the building improving ADA access, flooring, carpet, public art and furnishings creating a brighter and more appealing space. Nice job!
Gateway Elementary Playground/Multi-Purpose Athletic Field
The City of Woodland Park used Lottery funds to make improvements to the Gateway Elementary School Multi-Purpose Athletic Field. The school was able to upgrade the athletic field from mud and rocks to an artificial turf surface that allows year-round use. The field is a new point of pride in the community. Nicely done!