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Trail Winds Skate Park

The Thornton Trail Winds Skate Park is located at 134th Avenue and Holly Street and is part of a larger community-level park. The skate park includes the approximately 14,000 square foot concrete skate park, a 19-space parking lot, trail and sidewalk connections, and shade pavilions that are open to skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX bikers. The skate park in Thornton was designed by DHM and Team Pain while SITE Design Group, Inc. created the construction documents and worked with ECI and California Skate Parks on the construction. It was funded in part by the City’s Parks and Open Space Tax revenues. The construction was completed in October 2009 and opened to the public in November 2009.

The skate park features a bowl, a street course, and obstacles including rails, ledges, a quarter pipe, and transitions. There are three major skate elements at the park which are the beginner/intermediate bowl, an advanced bowl, and a street plaza. The beginner/intermediate bowl is a 4-foot deep concrete bowl with various hips, ledges, platforms, and quarter pipes. The advanced bowl is an 8-foot deep concrete bowl with various hips, ledges, platforms, stair sets, and quarter pipes. All of the skate elements have been designed to challenge all levels of skaters while providing smooth transitions and flow.

Visitors can also enjoy the pavilions, picnic tables, drinking fountains, and restrooms that are available on site. For kids or teenagers who want to learn how to skateboard, there are also skateboarding lessons that are taught by professional skateboarders. Even small kids can take part in special skateboarding classes that are designed just for them. In addition, Thornton Trail Winds Skate Park also offers birthday party packages that include 2 hours of Skate Park access, a picnic table in the pavilion, a pizza party, and goodie bags for the guests. Special events are also held in the Skate Park throughout the year such as skateboarding competitions, live music performances, and more.

The Skate Park is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. It is unsupervised so skaters skate at their own risk. For safety reasons, helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads are required when using the skate park facilities and visitors must sign a waiver before using the park. BMX riders must also wear closed-toe shoes. The City has adopted rules and regulations for the Skate Park which are posted at the park entrance and enforced by the Thornton, Colorado Police Department. They are not liable for any injuries that may occur while using the Skate Park.  Some of the rules include no dogs allowed in the Skate Park, no alcohol or drugs allowed in the Skate Park, no bikes allowed on the concrete bowl, no skating on wet concrete, and no in-line skating on half pipes, quarter pipes, or grind rails. Furthermore, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Whether you’re a skateboarder, inline skater, or BMX biker, the Thornton Trail Winds Skate Park is the perfect place to enjoy some time outdoors while doing the activity you love. With plenty of obstacles and challenges to keep you entertained, as well as amenities like restrooms, picnic tables, and a drinking fountain, the Skate Park has everything you need to make your visit enjoyable.

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