Grant & Special Project Administrator, Brandon Altenburg completed two grant applications in order to secure funding to replace playgrounds at Bonnie’s Park (W 37th Ave & Upham St) and Kullerstrand Elementary School (12225 W 38th Ave). Funding was awarded from GameTime as part of the 2020 Colorado Parks & Recreation Association Statewide Training and Funding Initiative in the amount of $42,500 for Bonnie’s Park and $67,500 for Kullerstrand Elementary.
Both existing playgrounds are more than 20 years old and in need of replacement. The new playground at Bonnie’s Park will be a Playcore "play-on" concept, focusing on promoting physical activity for kids. The new playground at Kullerstrand will be a Playcore "Naturegrounds" concept, focusing on natural materials and landscaping, including an outdoor classroom for the school.
We anticipate hearing about a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Schoolyard Initiative grant for additional funding for the Kullerstrand playground in March.