City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   3/13/2020
Contact: Communications Director
Todd Barnes, 303-538-7279

Thornton buildings to close to public
Closures come in response to the threat presented by COVID-19

THORNTON, CO… Thornton City Manager Kevin Woods has issued an emergency declaration for the city of Thornton, Colorado on March 13, 2020. The emergency is in response to the threat to the community presented by COVID-19 in Adams County and neighboring cities.

Beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, in an effort to increase social distancing and decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Thornton's Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, Trail Winds Recreation Center, The Community Center, Thornton Active Adult Center, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, Thorncreek Golf Course and the Riverwalk Ballfield & Batting Cages will be closed until further notice. In addition, starting March 16, 2020, all Thornton government buildings will be closed to the public. The status for these buildings will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Although no cases of COVID-19 have been reported or linked to staff or customers in any of Thornton's facilities, during this closure Thornton staff will conduct a thorough disinfection-cleaning of these facilities. It is the goal for Thornton to maintain its levels of service to the community as much as possible during this difficult time.

Thornton's first responders have implemented new safety protocols when responding to calls for service due to the COVID-19 virus. These changes and other modifications to operations of the city of Thornton may be found by visiting