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  • In the 90s, Thornton and Northglenn bury the hatchet literally.
  • In 1991, the Citizens Task Force is created to determine the community's recreational needs.
  • Thornton’s own 72 par, championship golf course, Thorncreek, officially opened on June 15, 1992 at 136th Avenue and Washington Street.
  • By 1994, the population of the City was 60,000.
  • In October 1994, Thornton opened a state-of-the-art recreation facility. The Thornton Recreation Center is located on 136 acres of City-owned property at 112th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The facility is 7,800 square feet and was constructed at an approximate cost of $11 million.
  • In 1995, the City repurposes North Valley Mall into a business center.
  • In 1996 in celebration of the City’s 40th anniversary, a community festival called Thorntonfest was started. The festival encourages Thornton residents to come out for daylong festivities to celebrate the community and get to know their neighbors.
  • In 1997, the City's volunteer program was started.
  • A new annual fall festival called Thornton Harvest Fest was started in 1999 at Community Park in Thornton.

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