LCIS Playground Wins Starburst Award!

Congratulations to the LCIS Playground Committee on receiving a Colorado Lottery 2015 Starburst Award for excellence! Here is the Lottery’s press release about this exciting honor:

July 20, 2015, DENVER – The envelope please! Twenty-one winners in 19 different communities have been selected as Colorado Lottery 2015 Starburst Award recipients. Starburst 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 2015 winners:

  • Adams County Park and Open Space, Rotella Park Renovation
  • Aurora Public Schools, Park Lake Elementary Playground
  • Boulder County, Allenspark Playground
  • Boulder County, Tolland Ranch Protection
  • City of Fruita, Bike Park Phase II
  • City and County of Denver, Cuatro Vientos (Four Winds) Park
  • City of Englewood, Duncan Park
  • City of Fort Morgan, Riverside Park Flood Restoration
  • City of Montrose, Montrose Water Sports Park
  • City of Pueblo, City Park Dog Park
  • City of Steamboat Springs, Morning Glory Trail
  • City of Steamboat Springs, Yampa River Improvements
  • City of Thornton, Senior Center Renovation
  • City of Woodland Park, Gateway Elementary Playground/Multi-Purpose Athletic Field
  • Crested Butte Land Trust, Promontory Ranch
  • Lake County, Intermediate School Playground
  • Revere Schools, Ovid Playground
  • Town of Castle Rock, Philip S. Miller Park
  • Town of Nucla, Town Park
  • Town of Oak Creek, Decker Park Revitalization
  • Town of Pagosa Springs, 6th Street Pedestrian Bridge

The total Colorado Lottery proceeds represented in these 21 projects is more than $8.6 million. Recipients received project funding from one or more of the Lottery’s four beneficiaries; Great Outdoors Colorado, The Conservation Trust Fund, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Building Excellent Schools Today.

“These projects display how important outdoor recreation is to both Coloradans and visitors,” said Lottery Director Laura Solano. “The Lottery congratulates and recognizes the 2015 Starburst winners for their vision in creating quality recreation opportunities in their communities.”

Each recipient will receive their award during a formal presentation in their local community later this fall. For more information on Starburst Awards, visit

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