​Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton 80233
303-255-7800

NOW OPEN!

Reservations are required for fitness classes and pickleball only.  
Please select Reservation System in menu at top right for more information.

Time blocks, visitation limits, capacity limits and physical distancing rules will still apply for use of the recreation center.
There is a limited capacity for each time block and is on a first come, first served basis. 

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.

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

Child Care Hours (Currently Unavailable)

​Monday-Friday
​8:45 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
​Monday-Thursday
4-8 p.m.
​Saturday
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Gymnasium Information

A large hardwood floor capable of being divided into three small courts for pickleball, volleyball and/or basketball or one full-court basketball.

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
(Currently Unavailable)

The Carpenter Recreation Center has three courts available to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis. Two courts are scheduled on the hour and one court 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 your wish to use the courts; for example, starting Monday at 5:30 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 hat, the court will be re-opened for reservation. Wednesday night and Saturday mornings are typically reserved for Challenge Courts (all are welcome!) Thursday nights, we typically reserve two courts for youth and adult group lessons. All Three racquetball courts have Wally Ball capabilities.

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

Fees

​Type of Admission​0-2 Years
​Child
3-8 years
​Youth
9-17 years
​Adult
18-61 years
​Senior
62+
Daily Drop in Rates ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Resident W/Recreation ID

​FREE​$2.50​$3.00​$4.25​$2.50
​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.

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.


2020 Recreation Center Holiday Hours & Closures



TRAIL WINDS CARPENTER 

​January 1

​New Years Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

​8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

​April 12

​Easter

​CLOSED

​CLOSED

​May 2

​9Health Fair

​8 a.m. - 6 p.m

​1 - 7 p.m.

​May 25

​Memorial Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

​CLOSED

​June 6

​Thorntonfest

​8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

​7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

​July 4

​Independence Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CLOSED

September 7

​Labor Day

​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

​CLOSED

​November 26

​Thanksgiving Day

​7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CLOSED

​December 24

​Christmas Eve

​5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​December 25

​Christmas Day

​CLOSED

​CLOSED

​December 31

​New Years Eve

​5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

​5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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