Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton 80233

Pool Currently Under Renovation.

Please be advised of the COVID-19 site currently taking place in our parking lot. Enter through Carpenter Park at 112th Avenue and Madison Street and use one of the two northernmost parking bays when visiting the center. Thank you.

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.

Child Care Hours (Currently Unavailable)

​8:45 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
4-8 p.m.
9 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.​
12-6 p.m.

​12-8:50 p.m.
​12-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-5:50 p.m.
Sunday (1 court)​2-5:50 p.m.​
6v6 Games (Maximum 12 per court)
Normal drop-in fees / pre-paid pass required.

6-8:50 p.m.

Competitive Badminton
​5-8:50 p.m.
Sunday (2 courts)​1-5:50 p.m.​

Pool Information
Closed for renovations.

Our indoor aquatics area is currently closed for a complete renovation with a tentative reopening scheduled in 2021. In the meantime, we hope that you will take part in our aquatics programming at Trail Winds Recreation Center. All Thornton recreation passes are honored at both centers.

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
Now Open - No Reservation Required

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
3-8 years
9-17 years
18-61 years
Daily Drop in Rates ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Resident W/Recreation ID

​Nonresident W/Recreation ID​FREE​$3.25​$4.00​$5.75​$3.25
​NO Recreation ID​FREE​$4.00​$5.00​$6.50​$4.50
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10-Visit Punch Card ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$21.00​$25.00​$36.00​$21.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$28.00​$34.00​$47.00​$28.00
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​20 Visit Punch Card ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$40.00​$48.00​$68.00​$40.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$52.00​$64.00​$88.00​$52.00
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Individual 6-month Pass ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$98.00​$120.00​$175.00​$109.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$131.00​$164.00​$241.00​$143.00
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​Individual Annual Pass ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Resident w/Recreation ID​N/A$169.00​$207.00​$300.00​$188.00
​Nonresident w/Recreation ID​N/A​$225.00​$282.00​$413.00​$244.00
​Family Annual Pass Cost of the pass is computed as follows: the most expensive family member pays 100 percent of the Individual Annual Pass fee; each additional family member pays 50 percent of the Individual Annual Pass fee. Must reside at the same residence, do not need to be related.​ 

Ongoing Monthly Auto Debit  

For your convenience, ongoing monthly passes may be paid by "auto debit." You only pay the first month up front and additional monthly payments will be automatically deducted from your checking account or credit 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 card information on file. If you cancel before the end of the first 12 months of the contract, there will be a cancellation fee. For more information please call 303-255-7800.

Military Discount

Effective May 1, 2019 any active member of the United States military, their spouse and minor children will receive a 25% discount on recreation center admission fees. You must present current military ID to receive this discount. Veterans are also eligible to receive this discount; however, at this time, family members are not.

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.

2021 Recreation Center Holiday Hours & Closures


​January 1

​New Years Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

​8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

​April 4




​May 31

​Memorial Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


​June 5


​8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


​July 4

​Independence Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


September 6

​Labor Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


​October 2

​Harvest Fest

​8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

​8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

​October 23

​Trunk or Treat

Pool Closes at 4 p.m.

​8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

​November 25


​8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


​December 24

​Christmas Eve

5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​December 25

​Christmas Day



​December 31

​New Years Eve

​5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

*Hours for New Years Day 2022 will be the same at TWRC and CRC (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)*

Fitness Information
Fitness Class Schedule & Reservations