The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded two projects in Delta County a total of $215,297 in GOCO/lottery funds: A $140,297 grant to the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District to update tennis courts in Paonia; and a $75,000 grant to the Town of Paonia to develop a master plan for outdoor education and recreation at the Paonia Junior-Senior High School.
The North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District will use GOCO/lottery funds to upgrade the tennis courts at Apple Valley Park in Paonia. Installed 30 years ago, the tennis courts are in poor condition and no longer serve the community. The district will replace three doubles courts and one singles court with post-tensioned concrete courts that will be striped to accommodate younger players as well as adults.
Working in partnership with the Paonia Junior-Senior High School, the Town of Paonia will use its GOCO grant to develop a master plan for the school's recreation facilities, most of which are outdated. The development process will include an assessment of the school's existing facilities, identifying the sites of future facilities, and the creation of an overall master plan to guide all planned recreation improvements at the school. The town will involve students and parents in the planning process, and strives ultimately to offer diverse recreational amenities, including an outdoor classroom and nature trails in addition to traditional athletic facilities.
The GOCO Board awarded a total of $6.2 million in GOCO/lottery funds to 45 projects throughout the state at its meeting on December 11. In its fall 2012 grant cycle, GOCO received 116 eligible applications requesting $19 million.
Since 1994 Delta County projects have received $5.9 million in GOCO funding.blog comments powered by Disqus