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 through a Colorado Parks and Recreation Association/GameTime grant 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 the second Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Schoolyard Initiative grant for additional funding for the Kullerstrand playground in March.