Pinkard Construction Begins Thornton Recreation Center Renovation
The City of Thornton, Pinkard Construction and Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC), have begun renovations of the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center. The newly renovated recreation center will total 11,873 square feet, with an estimated design and construction cost of $13 million.
The completed facility will include a new six-lane lap pool with an adjacent aqua-exercise pool, a wave pool with a lazy river and bubble pit, an activity pool with zero-depth entry, play structure, geysers, and sprays, a water slide, and a 20-person therapeutic hydro-jet spa. The universal locker room expansion will better serve families and individuals with special needs, increasing accessibility for all.
To ensure guest and staff safety, and minimize impacts to daily operation, Pinkard is implementing special safety and operational protocols learned from their 42 recreation centers and 60 pools constructed along the Colorado Front Range.
The recreation center will remain open to the public throughout construction, which is expected to complete in the fall of 2021.
Rendering courtesy of OLC