Town of Bennett Receives Three Grants From Adams County Open Space

The Town of Bennett is excited to announce they have received three grants from Adams County Open Space. 

Funding for this grant cycle came from revenues from the second half of the 2018 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999.

The Open Space Advisory Board reviewed 20 grant applications this grant cycle, recommending the BOCC to approve full funding for all applications.

The three projects Bennett received funding for were Art in the Park, SH 79 Trail Construction, and the Muegge House Restoration.

More about the projects:

Mini Grant: Art in the Park - 

Project Summary: This project will provide funding for interactive art displays in the parks and along the trails throughout Bennett creating a more enjoyable outdoor experience for residents.
Grant Award: $5,000

Highway 79 Permanent Trail Construction –

Project Summary: This project will fund the replacement of the temporary trail that runs along Highway 79 from Centennial Avenue to Muegge Way with a permanent concrete trail.
Grant Award: $154,000

Charles Muegge House Living Museum & Historic Park – 

Project Summary: Funding for this project will support restoration of the historic 1900s Muegge House. Renovations include stabilization of the house foundation, restoration of the exterior, remodel of the interior to reflect the time period, and improving ADA access. The Muegge House is located at 401 S. 1st St.
Grant Award: $245,000

More information about the Adams County Open Space Grant can be found online here.