bench and path at park

​Discover Thornton Community Walks

April 14
9 a.m.

 On Saturday, April 14, we will meet in front of the Carpenter Recreation Center, located at 11151 Colorado Blvd.  This month we will show you how to get from the Recreation Center down to the Platte River Trail (and back again), with the maximum distance being 7 miles.  On these walks everyone only goes as far as they feel like on that day and they go at their own pace, so you will be able to turn around at any point and return to where we started.   We will depart promptly at 9 a.m. so please don't be late.  This trail is paved and has very few hills.  Please remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  If you are interested in participating in the program but can't come on April 14, please make sure we have your e-mail address and we will keep you apprised of the dates, locations and distances for upcoming walks.  Please send those inquiries to   The May event will be on  Saturday, May 12.


The "Discover Thornton" Community Walk program is intended to help you develop or maintain a consistent fitness program.  City of Thornton Recreation Staff will lead the walk each month.  These treks will be of varying distances and will explore the many different trails around the county.  Come alone or bring your spouse, your neighbors, your children and/or your dog.  This is an opportunity to pursue your fitness goals, meet some new people and enjoy the trails of Thornton.  These walks are free and open to anyone who can physically complete the distance.  These are "no frills" events, so bring what you will need (water bottle, pet pick-up bags, etc.)  for the duration of each month's walk.




Up Coming Walks
​May 12, 9 a.m.​June 9, 8 a.m.
​July 7, 8 a.m.​August 11, 8 a.m.
​September 15, 9 a.m.​October 13, 9 a.m.
​November 10, 9 a.m.​December 15, 9 a.m.