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​Thornton Parks

NOTICE:

The City of Thornton is performing maintenance on nearby drainage ways. Work is scheduled to begin on July 17, 2018, from Race Street to Thornton Parkway. The intended purpose of the work is to allow unobstructed water flow through the channel during storm events. During the process you will likely see the removal of trees, brush and other debris in the effort to keep streamways open.  The work will be completed by 8/17.

SPRAT LAKE - no official opening date has been determined. 

 

PARK PAVILION RESERVATIONS

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If you have specific questions regarding the pavilions or rental process, please call the Thornton Community Center at  303-255-7830 or Carpenter Recreation Center 303-255-7800 for assistance.

PAVILIONS REQUIRING RESERVATIONS:

  • CARPENTER PARK PAVILIONS
  • CHERRY PARK
  • CHERRYWOOD PARK
  • COMMUNITY PARK
  • NORTH STAR PARK
  • 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.