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What We Fund

GOCO-funded projects increase outdoor recreation opportunities in Colorado, preserve our open spaces, protect and manage our wildlife, and enhance our state parks. The types of projects GOCO funds vary widely:

  • Agricultural land
  • Athletic fields
  • Camping facility improvements at state parks
  • Disc¬†golf courses
  • Fishing piers
  • Land acquisitions for future outdoor recreation facilities
  • Land preservation along river corridors
  • Master plans for outdoor parks and recreation, trails, or site-specific plans
  • Outdoor classrooms and natural areas to be used for environmental education
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Pavilions and shade structures
  • Picnic areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Protection of urban open-space parcels
  • Skate parks
  • Species protection and wildlife education
  • Trails
  • Whitewater parks
  • Wildlife habitat conservation


  • Indoor facilities (except environmental facilities and restrooms)
  • Non-fixed assets (i.e., lawn mowers, shovels, rakes, etc.)
  • Operations & maintenance costs
  • Programmatic funding, including environmental education
  • Outdoor performing art centers/amphitheater
  • Staff time (city, county or district)
  • Volunteer time

These lists are not all-inclusive. Please contact us with questions about your project's eligibility.