Xeriscape Garden

​Thornton Parks Pictured above: Xeriscape Garden


Below is a list of the park pavilions that require a reservation.  To reserve a pavilion, click on the RED BUTTON

All other park pavilions are on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have questions, please call the phone #'s listed to the left. 

Online and walk-in pavilion reservation opportunities will open on January 2, 2017 for Thornton residents and February 1, 2017 for nonresidents. A contract needs to signed for all rentals, we do not accept reservations over the phone. Permits will be issued for pavilions for events held between April 1 and October 31, 2017.
  • Carpenter Park East
  • Carpenter Park West
  • Cherry Park
  • Cherrywood Park
  • Community Park
  • North Star Park
  • Trail Winds East
  • Trail Winds West
  • Woodglen/Brookshire
  • Yorkborough

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.


Thornton residents can pick up one truckload of free mulch for their yards. Mulch can be picked up Monday-Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 8651 Colorado Blvd. Contact the Parks and Forestry Division to find out if there is mulch available: parks@cityofthornton.net or 303-255-7833.