​Recreation Programs, Facilities & Events

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 The Thornton community has long seen the value of safe and welcoming neighborhoods along with parks and open spaces where they can recreate, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Through the use of our quality programming, our parks and our recreation facilities, the Thornton Recreation Division provides safe, supervised activities for residents of all ages.

Thornton residents have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives by participating in our fitness programs, sports activities, a wide array of enrichment classes as well as special events and festivals, all created specifically to form a place for neighbors to gather.

Thornton’s Recreation Division takes a great deal of pride in honoring the Community Services Department’s Mission Statement in everything that we do and provide for our citizens. The content of which is as follows: 

  • Enrich the quality of life by creating places for neighbors to gather.
  • Promote safety, health and wellness.
  • Foster human development
  • Provide diverse programs and leisure services designed to meet physical, mental, cultural and social needs of the community.
  • Establish and preserve a connected system of parks, trails, open space and facilities for the present community and future generations.
  • Develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activities.
     

We are so happy and proud to announce that for the seventh consecutive year, Thornton has been designated as a Playful City USA community by KaBOOM!

#playability: The extent to which a city makes it easy for all kids to get balanced and active play.

Thank you for coming out and playing with us as well as enjoying our parks, trails, open spaces and facilities!