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Carpenter Recreation Center Hours & Fees 
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Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  *Pool Closes: 8:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  *Pool Closes: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
  *Open Swim ends at 5:15 p.m.  

Gym Hours

Open Gym (All courts)
Mon. - Fri.: 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat.: 7:30a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun.: 8:30a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Adult Volleyball (Ages 16 and older)
Mon./Wed./Fri.: 7-10 p.m.
*At the discretion of the staff, nets will be set up at 7 p.m. and taken down at 8:30p.m. if less than 4 players are present.

Adult Basketball (Ages 16 and older)
Tues./Thurs.: 7 - 10 p.m.

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Annual Shutdown: Closed
     August 29 - September 7

Labor Day, September 7: Closed

Thanksgiving Day, November 27: Closed

Christmas Eve, December 24:
   5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Christmas Day, December 25: Closed

New Years Eve: December 31
   5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

New Years Day, January 1
   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pool Schedule

For a complete pool schedule  please follow the link Pool Schedule  

Who Qualifies for a Resident Rate?

  • Any person owning taxable real or personal property within Thornton boundaries.
  • Any person permanently residing within the City of Thornton (but who may not necessarily own property).

Proof of Residency

  1. Your current valid Colorado driver’s license or Colorado identification card with a current address; or
  2. A photo ID and two of the following documents showing correct name, current date and current Thornton address.

• Utility bill

• Car registration

• Voter registration card

• Statement from major creditor

• Recent Adams County tax notice

• Rental contract/mortgage statement

• Phone bill

Admission Fees

Admission fees include full use of the entire facility including racquetball, weight rooms, swimming pools, fitness classes, running track, hot tub and saunas, cardiovascular equipment and showers/lockers. Some age limitations apply in various areas of the facility. A recreation center photo ID is required to qualify for resident or nonresident daily admission. The IDs are valid for two years and cost $5 (resident) or $7 (nonresident).


Recreation Center Fees

 Type of Admission

0-2 Yrs.

3-12 Yrs

13-17 Yrs

18-61 Yrs


Daily Drop-In Rates
W/Recreation ID
FREE $2.25 $2.75 $4 $2.50
Nonresident W/Recreation ID FREE $3 $3.75 $5.50 $3.25
NO Recreation ID FREE $4 $5 $6.50 $4.50
20 Visit Punch Card
w/Recreation ID
Resident N/A $36 $44 $64 $40
Nonresident N/A $48 $60 $88 $52
Individual Annual Pass
Resident N/A $169 $207 $300 $188
Nonresident N/A $225 $282 $413 $244
Individual Six Month Pass
Resident N/A $98 $120 $175 $109
Nonresident N/A $131 $164 $241 $143

Carpenter Recreation Center Family Pass

Annual Family Passes are available. Cost of the pass is computed as follows: The most expensive family member pays 100 percent of the Individual Annual Pass fee; the second-most expensive family member pays 50 percent of the Individual Annual Pass fee. Third and fourth family members pay 50 percent of the Individual Annual Pass fee if they are adults, or 25 percent of the Individual Annual Pass fee if 17 years or younger. Additional family members pay: Residents: $25 (child age 3-12) or $30 (youth age 13-17) each. Nonresidents: $30 (child) or $35 (youth) each.

Auto Debit

For your convenience, annual passes may be purchased by “auto debit.” You only pay 2/12 of the annual fee and the remaining 10 payments will be automatically deducted from your savings or checking account or credit card. If the deduction is from a checking account, please provide a voided check. From a savings account, please provide verification of account number, routing number and financial institution name (must be provided in writing from your bank). If the deduction is from a credit card, the credit card must not expire before the last monthly installment is withdrawn. For more info, call 303-255-7800.

Reduced Rate Assistance

The Recreation Division offers a Reduced Rate Assistance Plan for Thornton residents who qualify. Qualifying is based on household size and annual income, according to the Federal Low-Income Standards. Each household will need to qualify on an annual basis; once approved, all qualifying members will receive a 50 percent discount on recreation programs, recreation photo IDs and daily admission. For more information or to set up an application appointment, please call 720-977-5912.

Facility Rentals

Various rooms in the Carpenter Recreation Center are available for rent. The multipurpose rooms can accommodate 50 per room or 188 with all three rooms combined for a sit down affair. These rooms can include a smaller stage and access to a catering kitchen. All after-hour rentals must be for a 2-hour minimum. A $150 deposit is required to reserve the room. This deposit will be applied towards the remaining balance of the rental, which must be paid in full two weeks prior to the event. For more information please call 303-255-7800 or download the Rental Information sheet.


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