Three Mesa County park and open space projects were awarded grants Monday from the Great Colorado Outdoors (GOCO) Board.
The first project, the Mesa County Community Separator Project sponsored by the Mesa Land Trust, was awarded $293,000. According to Great Outdoors Colorado, Mesa Land Trust will purchase conservation easements over three contiguous farms between Grand Junction and Fruita.
The second project, the third phase of Little Salt Wash Park sponsored by the City of Fruita, was awarded $200,000. GOCO says this phase of work will include construction of a restroom building, landscaping and other work on the athletic fields and walking trail.
And the third project is the redevelopment of Melrose Park. GOCO gave the money to the City of Grand Junction to update outdated playground equipment and build more walking paths in the park.
Other projects around the state that received funding include:
- CAMPO: PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS, $44,940.
- WALSH: SWIMMING POOL RENOVATION, $200,000.
- BENT COUNTY
- LAS ANIMAS: SWIMMING POOL BATHHOUSE, $170,171.
- BOULDER: BIKE PARK, $200,000
- JAMESTOWN: PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS, $44,750.00.
- ERIE: COMMUNITY BALL FIELD, $199,391
- SALIDA: ARKANSAS RIVER WHITEWATER PARK AND GREENWAY, $162,050.
- SALIDA: OPEN SPACE, $155,231.
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY
- IDAHO SPRINGS: PARK REHABILITATION, $124,800.
- SILVER PLUME: OPEN SPACE, $34,638.
- LA JARA: SPORTS COMPLEX, $200,000.
- COSTILLA COUNTY: FORT GARLAND PARK PROJECT, $43,410.
- SAN ISABEL LAND PROTECTION TRUST: HAROLD G. VICKERMAN RANCH, $484,200.
- DELTA COUNTY: FAIRGROUNDS RESTROOM-SHOWER FACILITY, $200,000.
- DENVER: PARKFIELD LAKE PARK REGIONAL PLAYGROUND, $200,000.
- DENVER: SOUTH PLATTE GREENWAY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, $75,000.
DOLORES AND MONTEZUMA COUNTIES
- MONTEZUMA LAND CONSERVANCY: CRESCENT RANCH, $618,455.
- GYPSUM: YORK VIEW PARK, $71,551.26.
EL PASO COUNTY
- MANITOU SPRINGS: PLAY PARK, $42,500.
- EL PASO COUNTY: FAIRGROUND PAVILION PROJECT, $43,560.
- GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS: PARK ENHANCEMENTS, $14,689.
- CANON CITY: PARK ENHANCEMENT, $34,550.
- FREMONT COUNTY: BASEBALL PARK RESTROOMS, $31,875.
- BROOKSIDE: PARK AND TRAILS, $162,200.
- THE CONSERVATION FUND: SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH, $455,000.
- CRESTED BUTTE, PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN, $40,000.
- COLORADO CATTLEMEN'S AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST: LUCKY PENNY RANCH, $450,000.
- EDGEWATER: PLAYGROUND, $60,881.
- EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT: PLAYGROUND
- PROSPECT RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT: PARK IMPROVEMENTS, $100,000.
- ARVADA: SKATE PARK, $200,000.
- WHEAT RIDGE: PARK, $200,000.
- APEX PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT: PARK SITE PLAN, $26,417.
LA PLATA COUNTY
- DURANGO: HORSE GULCH PRESERVATION PROJECT, $234,500.
- FRUITA: LITTLE SALT WASH PARK, $200,000.
- GRAND JUNCTION: MELROSE PARK REDEVELOPMENT, $122,178.74.
- MESA LAND TRUST: MESA COMMUNITY SEPARATOR, $293,000.
- MORGAN COUNTY: LEGION FIELD RENOVATION, $93,000.
- OTERO COUNTY: FOWLER SCHOOL DISTRICT ATHLETIC FIELD UPGRADE, $200,000.
OTERO AND PUEBLO COUNTIES
- THE NATURE CONSERVANCY: APISHAPA RANCH, $500,000.
- COLORADO OPEN LANDS: TARRYALL CREEK RANCH, $600,000.
- ASPEN: HARMONY PARK, $90,473.
- PUEBLO: EAST SIDE GREENWAY, $75,000.
RIO GRANDE COUNTY
- RIO GRANDE HEADWATERS LAND TRUST: RIVER BEND RANCH, $520,000.
- STEAMBOAT SPRINGS: SKATE PARK , $200,000.
- VISTA GRANDE PARKLAND ACQUISITION: $191,940.
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY
- NORWOOD: PARK EXPANSION, $33,228.42.
- OPHIR: PLAYGROUND ADDITION, $36,000.
- TELLURIDE: PARK PAVILION BLEACHERS, $20,945.
- SAN MIGUEL COUNTY: BRAY RANCH, $350,000.
- NORWOOD PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT: PARKS, RECREATION,
FACILITIES AND TRAILS MASTER PLAN, $15,000.
- SUMMIT COUNTY: TURF PROJECT, $200,000.
- PALMER LAND TRUST: MARKUS RANCH, $303,000.
- FREDERICK: RECREATION AREA, $200,000.
- YUMA COUNTY: WAUNETA PLAYGROUND, $27,520.
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