Town of Dove Creek nets $41,200 GOCO grant for
Weber Park baseball field upgrade
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded the Town of Dove Creek a $41,200 grant to update Weber Park’s baseball field.
Youth baseball and softball leagues are Dove Creek Recreation Department’s most popular programs, and yet the department is limited in the number of games and events it can host due to poor conditions at the existing field.
Dove Creek will invest its GOCO mini grant in enhancements that will improve safety and support the community’s recreational activities at Weber Park, the most heavily used park in Dolores County.
The project includes removing existing infield gravel, which due to safety standards, currently prevents the town from hosting Little League games. It also includes planting grass seed in the outfield, installing a sprinkler system, and adding specialized infield dirt.
The local Colorado Department of Transportation office provided dirt for the project, after removing it
from roadways and ditches following a flood in Dove Creek in summer of 2017. The town aims to have the field enhancements complete by the 2019 baseball, softball, and t-ball seasons.
To date, GOCO has invested $10.1 million in projects in Dolores County and has conserved 29,000 acres of land there. GOCO funding supported the McPhee Overlook Trail and the Geyser Spring Trail, among other projects. GOCO funding also supports operations at Lone Mesa State Park.
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 5,000 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit GOCO.org for more information.