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
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:
the quality of life by creating places for neighbors to gather.
safety, health and wellness.
diverse programs and leisure services designed to meet physical, mental,
cultural and social needs of the community.
and preserve a connected system of parks, trails, open space and
facilities for the present community and future generations.
and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural
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!