Xeriscape Garden

​Thornton Parks Pictured above: Xeriscape Garden

PLEASE NOTE:

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2017 SEASON, PARK PAVILION RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE CARPENTER REC CENTER (11151 COLORADO BLVD).   PLEASE CALL 303-255-7800 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

PAVILIONS REQUIRING RESERVATIONS:

  • CARPENTER PAVILIONS & AMPHITHEATER
  • CHERRY PARK
  • CHERRYWOOD PARK
  • COMMUNITY PARK
  • NORTH STAR PARK
  • TRAIL WINDS EAST
  • TRAIL WINDS WEST
  • WOODGLEN BROOKSHIRE PARK
  • YORKBOROUGH PARK 

Mulch

Thornton residents can pick up free mulch for their yards Monday-Friday between 6:30am and 5pm at 8651 Colorado Blvd.  The mulch bin is located inside the gate immediately to the right.  One truckload per resident, hand shoveling only. 

Contact the Parks Division to find out if there is mulch available: parks@cityofthornton.net or 303-255-7833.

Thornton Park System

There are twenty-five major parks and sports facilities -- plus innumerable smaller parks, water detention and open space areas --  in the city of Thornton, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation for residents and visitors.

The Parks and Forestry Division is responsible for the general maintenance of all the above, and manages the City's forestry program. The Parks and Forestry Division's responsibilities also include mowing, shrub and flower bed management, playground maintenance, and park facility maintenance. This Division also provides landscape and turf care for medians, streetscapes, rights-of-way.