Parks & Recreation

The playground at Carpenter Park.
Fireworks at Carpenter Recreation Center during WinterFest event.
People on boats at Carpenter Park Lake.

Parks & Recreation are a division of Thornton Parks, Recreation and Community Programs (TPRCP). 
Our Mission: Lead the community through inclusive, inspiring and innovative experiences.
Our Vision: A community engaged, enriched and connected.

Thornton Activities Guide

Here you will find activity, class and programming content along with registration dates and times. If you have any questions about any of our upcoming programs, please call 720-977-5901.

Summer 2024

News & Events

TCC Project

Construction of the new Thornton Community Center is almost complete! Stay up-to-date with the progress.

Party Starts at Noon!

Join us for our 2024 Independence Day celebration at Carpenter Park Fields with food, beer gardens and entertainment.

2024 Summer Concerts

Bring a chair or blanket and prepare to celebrate summer with local musicians in some of Thornton's beautiful parks.

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