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Apr 17, 2017

Colorado Program Awards Variety of Recreation Construction Projects

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Eight different cities and towns in Colorado are receiving a total of $2.8 million for a series of playground and park construction and upgrade projects.

The money is coming from the Great Outdoors Colorado program, which annually awards grants paid for out of revenue from the state’s lottery to local governments for outdoor recreation projects.

The seven recipients will be getting $350,000 each for their various upgrading and construction projects.

Recipients include the city and county of Broomfield for building a 15-acre nature and education facility; Conejos County for a running track; the town of Avon for a new playground; and the town of Breckinridge for upgrading its Oxbow Park.

Other recipients include Routt County for fairgrounds improvements; Park County for new soccer and baseball fields; Colorado Springs for the construction of a new park; and the city of Westminster, also for a new park.

Altogether, the Great Outdoors Colorado program this year has awarded up to $5.5 million in grants for just over two dozen recreation construction and upgrade projects across Colorado.

 

By Garry Boulard

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