City of Glenwood Springs Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Update, $40,000 grant to the City of Glenwood Springs
The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded nearly $7 million in funding for 39 projects across the state today. Projects include community parks and trails, school playgrounds and outdoor classrooms, and facility upgrades for organized sports.
The April board meeting marked the first year of annual grant cycles for the local government grant program, which includes local parks and outdoor recreation (LPOR) grants, mini grants for projects with total budgets of $60,000 or less, and planning grants for master and strategic plans. The move to annual grant cycles allows grantees to begin projects earlier in the construction season.
The vast majority of funded projects will affect rural or underserved communities, with 26 counties across the state represented. In total, GOCO funding will:
· Construct or refurbish 12 local parks.
· Create three outdoor elementary school classrooms.
· Build five water recreation points, including river access, public pools, and an interactive water feature.
· Upgrade seven athletic fields and facilities.
· Create 10 master plans for new parks, trails, and collaborative efforts to get kids outside.
The complete list of grants is below. For full project information, click here<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=32833012&msgid=123864&act=NV6S&c=1573832&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goco.org%2Fnews%2Fgoco-awards-67-million-community-parks-and-outdoor-recreation>.
· Alamosa City Ice Rink and Multi-use Facility, $350,000 grant to the City of Alamosa
· Bennett Community Playground, $350,000 grant to the Town of Bennett in partnership with Bennett School District
· Big Dry Creek Recreation and Restoration Master Plan, $75,000 grant to the City of Thornton in partnership with Adams County
· Carmody Park Redevelopment, $350,000 grant to the City of Lakewood
· City of Glenwood Springs Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Update, $40,000 grant to the City of Glenwood Springs
· Clear Creek Greenway, Idaho Springs Segment, $150,000 grant to the City of Idaho Springs
· Clement Park Interactive Water Feature, $350,000 grant to Foothills Park and Recreation District
· Cottonwood Park Enhancement Project, $41,866 grant to the Town of Mancos
· Durango Softball Complex and Tennis Courts, $350,000 grant to the City of Durango in partnership with Fort Lewis College
· Ellicott School District Sports Field Expansion, $343,913 grant to El Paso County on behalf of Ellicott School District
· El Paso County Fairgrounds Outdoor Recreation Improvements, $275,000 grant to El Paso County
· Faith Hinkley Memorial Park Phase II, $70,000 grant to the City of Monte Vista in partnership with the Monte Vista Community Fund
· Flatirons Meadows Park Master Plan and Construction Documents, $75,000 grant to the Town of Erie
· Fremont Pass Recreation Path Planning Project, $75,000 grant to Summit County in partnership with Lake County
· Frisco Trails Master Plan, $50,000 grant to the Town of Frisco
· Inspire Chaffee County Outdoors, $75,000 grant to Chaffee County
· Gunnison Dog Park, $40,000 grant to the City of Gunnison
· Kit Carson County Fairgrounds Enhancement Project
· Lake George Community Field, Playground, and Fitness Trail, $184,275 grant to Park County on behalf of Lake George Charter School
· Leveraging a framework for change, $100,000 grant to the Trust For Public Land on behalf of the Metro Denver Nature Alliance (mDNA); multi-county grant
· Manitou Springs Baby Splash Pool, $80,500 grant to the City of Manitou Springs
· Melon Field, $350,000 grant to the City of Rocky Ford in partnership with the Foundation for Rocky Ford Schools
· Montrose Community Recreation Center Park Phase II Outdoor Facilities, $350,000 grant to Montrose Recreation District
· New Castle Community Sports Park, $347,245 grant to the Town of New Castle
· Nome Park Renovation, $350,000 grant to the City of Aurora in partnership with the Trust for Public Land
· Ouray Hot Springs Pool Project, $275,281 grant to the City of Ouray
· Palisade Skate Park, $10,000 grant to the Town of Palisade
· Raffety Park Development, Phase 1, $335,000 grant to the Town of Granby
· River Run Park at Oxford, $350,000 grant to the City of Sheridan
· Riverside Park Playground, $140,000 grant to the City of Salida
· Rouse Park Pickleball Courts, $91,534 grant to the City of Cañon City
· Samuels Project Citizen 2016, $33,060 grant to the City and County of Denver on behalf of Samuels Elementary School
· Skyview School of STEM Outdoor Classroom $44,755 grant to the Town of Windsor on behalf of Skyview School of STEM
· Stockbridge Park River Access and Streambank Stabilization, $47,500 grant to the City of Steamboat Springs
· Stratton Town Park Improvement Project, $130,000 grant to the Town of Stratton
· Sunnyside Elementary School, $44,164 grant to the City of Durango in partnership with Durango School District 9-R and Sunnyside Independent Parent Teacher Association
· Tom Bennhoff Lake Trail, $338,132 grant to the Town of Georgetown
· Town of Severance Parks Master Plan, $30,000 grant to the Town of Severance
These grants support Governor John Hickenlooper's Colorado the Beautiful initiative and GOCO’s new “Protect, Connect, Inspire” strategic plan, which focuses on land conservation, access to parks and trails, and enabling youth to get outdoors.
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 4,700 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit goco.org for more information.
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