Senior Principal Chris Dropinski referenced in Colorado Lottery 2016 Annual Review
Chris Dropinski, Senior Principal and Managing Member of GreenPlay, was a key resource regarding the benefits of the Colorado Lottery as it pertains to funding parks and recreation in Colorado. “With a growing need, and proven benefits of getting back to nature and participating in physical activity, the Conservation Trust Fund has been, and will continue to be, the life-blood for Colorado cities and towns to help citizens utilize all that living in our state has to offer”, says Dropinski. The Conservation Trust Fund distributed $56.9 Million to Colorado agencies in FY2016.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery are distributed by a number of State agencies. For example, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), which administers the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF), helped fund several projects in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sam Suplizio Stadium and Lincoln Park demonstrate how these funds were used to renovate aging parks and infrastructure. The 1949 Sam Suplizio Stadium needed significant upgrades to the facility which now hosts the Mesa University Baseball team, the minor league Grand Junction Rockies, and many high school tournaments.
Suplizio Field is located in Lincoln Park, in the center of Grand Junction, where residents spend their summer at the Moyer Swimming Pool enjoying the 50-meter pool, diving well, and twisting waterslide, while other residents try to conquer the Lincoln Park 18-hole Golf Course. Since 2010, the Lottery, through the CTF, has invested over $2.5 million in this community fixture.
Since 1983, the Colorado Lottery has given more than $2.9 Billion in proceeds to Colorado programs like Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and to Colorado Department of Education, Capital Construction.
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GreenPlay operates as a consortium of experts, acting as a management tool for agencies by organizing consultant teams that are responsive and understand the needs of administrators and their communities to provide services for park, recreation, open space, and related agencies. Since 1999, GreenPlay has completed over 425 projects in 43 states and U.S. territories for governmental agencies and private companies.
Our consultants bring to your organization many years of experience working with parks, recreation, and related community quality of life agencies. Our sole intention is to help you determine solutions that will assist your agency in achieving desired goals and outcomes.
Our team members have diverse backgrounds in parks and recreation administration and management, business consulting, and academics, allowing us to analyze your unique situation from a multitude of perspectives. This advantage ensures that GreenPlay leaves “no stone unturned.”
We will evaluate your situation, design a strategy, system, or process that will work for your organization, and we will help you to implement it quickly and efficiently. We will work with all levels of staff — senior management, elected and appointed officials, and community stakeholders — and will provide a broad, objective view to help your organization operate in the most innovative, effective, and revenue-enhancing way possible.
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Article for National Magazine
Dylan Packebush, MBA, CPRP, Project Manager for GreenPlay, LLC, has an article in the May 2017 issue of Parks & Recreation Business magazine. The article, titled Developing A Strategic Marketing Plan is an introductory guide to creating consistent messaging to reinforce your agency’s brand. “As parks and recreation services look for ways to build relationships with communities,” observes Packebush, “marketing becomes an essential business tool in today’s industry. Even if an agency doesn’t have a marketing staff, it is constantly communicating with potential users. It is in an agency’s best interest to proactively develop these strategies.” GreenPlay offers a wide range of Business and Marketing consulting services.
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Melissa Chew, CPRP, Project Consultant for GreenPlay, LLC, has a feature article in the July 2016 issue of Parks & Rec Business magazine. The article, titled Parks and Preservation, is about how parks offer us the opportunity to integrate resources and experiences – a meshing of nature and culture with parks and preservation that seem to go hand in hand. “While parks were originally designed for a variety of purposes and in a diversity of styles, they foster a natural partnership with culture in the form of historic preservation,” observes Ms. Chew. “Our tapestry of American history has been widely supported by private, national, state, and even local efforts. Resources exist to help agencies achieve goals that contribute to this great fabric of cultural heritage.”
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