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Date: October 2007

Joint Venture Grants

On January 11, 2007, OSAC met to hear requests for Joint Venture Grants and Conservation Trust Fund Awards. Open Space budgets $2,000,000 each year to be used for Joint Venture grants with the cities and park and recreation districts. The Board of County Commissioners allocated $150,000 of Conservation Trust Funds (the County’s share of lottery funds) for OSAC to distribute to park and recreation districts and appropriate non-profit organizations.

2007 Joint Venture Grants include:

Arvada: $250,000 for Phase II soccer fields at Long Lake Park.

Columbine Knolls: $89,092 for pool house roof and \improvements and parking lot repairs.

Evergreen Park: $200,000 for Phase II recreation center renovation.

Foothills Parl: $330,233 for Clement Park repairs, playground replacement, and improvements to the Village Green at Easton Regional Park.

Golden: $147,250 for light at Lions Park and amenities at the new Rooney Sports Complex.

Lakewood: $400,000 for Phase I improvements to Ray Ross Park.

Normandy Estates: $20,000 for pool slide and water features.

North Jeffco: $75,000 for ADA renovations at the tennis center.

Pleasant View: $32,050 for a trail connection to the Community Park.

Prospect: $100,000 for Phase II of Crestview Park.

Westminster: $200,000 for restroom and trail at Standley Lake Park campground and trail improvements at Kensington Park.

Wheat Ridge: $116,375 for restroom and concession building at Creekside Park.

Conservation Trust Fund Awards:

Beaver Ranch Community, Inc.: $14,000 for fencing playground and flooring upgrades to lodge floors.

Friends of Dinosaur ridge: $20,000 for shelter on Triceratops Trail on Fossil Trace Golf Course.

Humphrey Memorial Park: $11,500 for restroom and event tent.

Pleasant View: $19,500 for park amenities.

Prospect Park: $15,000 for playground irrigation at Prospect Arena.

Senior Resource Center: $20,000 for parking lot renovation at Yellow House in Evergreen.

South Suburban Park: $10,000 for playground improvements.

The Butterfly Pavilion: $10,000 for plant materials for Discovery Garden.

West Denver Trout Unlimited: $30,000 for stream restoration of Clear Creek.


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