Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton 80233

Our gymnasium will be closed through Sunday, September 17 and reopening under normal operating hours on Monday, September 18.

Facility Hours 
The facility amenities are available seven days a week during the hours listed below. It would be appreciated if all guests complete their recreation activities with ample time to shower, change and check-out prior to the closing hour.

​5 a.m.-9 p.m.
​Saturday & Sunday
​8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sauna & Steam Room Hours 

These amenities are available seven days a week during the hours listed below. 

​5 a.m.-8:45 p.m.
​Saturday & Sunday
​8 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Child Care Hours 

​9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  I  4:45-8 p.m.
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Gymnasium Information
Drop-In Sunday through Friday.
Maximum of 40 guests.
​5 a.m.-12 p.m.
​8 a.m.-12 p.m.
It is recommended that you bring your own ball.​
12-5:50 p.m.

​12-9 p.m.
(6-9 p.m. is Youth 16+)
​12-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-5:50 p.m.
6v6 Games (Maximum 12 per court)
16 Yrs. and Up

6-8:50 p.m.

​5-8:50 p.m.
1-5:50 p.m.​

Pool Information 

Please see the right hand menu on this page for our current pool schedule along with other important aquatics information.

Racquetball Courts

The Carpenter Recreation Center has one court available to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis. The court is scheduled on the half hour and normal drop-in, punch card or pass fees apply when you come in to use the court. Reservations are accepted beginning three days in advance of the day you wish to use the courts; for example, starting Monday at 5 a.m. you may reserve courts through Thursday. Two, one-hour reservations will be accepted per call. Racquets and goggles are available at the front desk for check out with an ID and balls are available for purchase only. If you need to cancel, please call at least two hours prior to the reservation. We will hold the reservation for 10 minutes after the scheduled time for no-shows. After that, the court will be re-opened for reservation.

Follow this link to reserve your court now!

Walking/Running Track

The indoor track is located on the third level and is accessible by stairs or elevator. Walkers and slow joggers to the inside, runners to the outside. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised on the track at all times. The track has a soft, synthetic surface for running or walking; 12 laps = 1 mile.

A variety of walking trails are available in Carpenter Park. Several signs are located throughout the park that contain a list of color coded trails and their lengths. 


​Type of Admission​0-2 Years
17 Years
18-61 years
Daily Admission ​ ​ ​ ​

Resident w/Recreation ID

​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​FREE​$5.50​$7.25​$5.50
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10-Visit Punch Card ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$36.00​$47.25​$36.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$49.50​$65.25​$49.50
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​20 Visit Punch Card ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$68.00​$89.25​$68.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$93.50​$123.25​$93.50
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Monthly Pass*
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$24.00/mo​$31.50/mo​$24.00/mo
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$33.00/mo​$43.50/mo​$33.00/mo
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​Annual Pass ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$259.00​$340.00​$259.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$356.25​$469.75​$356.25
​Family Annual Pass Do you have a large household? Save with our Family Pass! Most expensive family member pays 100% of the individual pass fee; each additional family member pays 50% of the individual pass fee. Must reside at the same residence, do not need to be related. Both payment options listed below are available for the Family Pass.​ 

*Monthly Auto Debit  

For your convenience, ongoing month-to-month individual or family passes are paid through auto debit. You pay the first month up front and the additional monthly payments will be automatically deducted from your checking account or credit/debit card. If the deduction is from a checking account, please provide a voided check. If the deduction is from a credit/debit card, please make sure that we have your up-to-date credit/debit information on file. Please note, a $25 cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel before the end of the first 12 months of the agreement.. For more information please call 303-255-7800.

Military Discount

Any disabled veteran or active member of the United States military, their spouse and minor children will receive a 25% discount on recreation center admission fees. Retired members of the military also receive 25% discount for themselves only. You must present current military ID to receive this discount.

Reduced Rate

The Recreation Division offers a Reduced Rate Assistance plan for Thornton residents who qualify. Qualifiers receive a 50 percent discount on recreation programs, photo IDs and daily admission. Follow the link to find out more.


2023 Recreation Center Holiday Hours & Closures


​January 1

​New Year's Day


​8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

​April 9




​May 29

​Memorial Day


​8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

June 3



​8 a.m.-12 p.m.

​July 4

​Independence Day


8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​August 12-18

​TWRC Annual Closure​CLOSED

​August 26-September 4

​CRC Annual Closure



September 4

​Labor Day

​8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


​October 31


​5 a.m. - 6 p.m.

​5 a.m. - 6 p.m.

​November 23


​8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


​December 24

​Christmas Eve

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​December 25

​Christmas Day



​December 31

​New Year's Eve

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hours for New Year's Day 2024 will be the same as 2023 New Year's Day.

Fitness Class Schedule & Reservations
Fitness Information