MARGARET CARPENTER PARK

THORNTON, CO

CM/GC:  150-acre Regional Park

This $11.2M CM/GC project included several Guaranteed Maximum Prices to accommodate the park’s compressed construction schedule. The 150-acre park, considered Thornton’s flagship park, features multi-use fields, a 13,350-square-foot skate park, carousel ride, amphitheater, pond, boathouse and paddle boats, basketball and tennis courts and $1M of landscaping and irrigation. For the CM/GC project, ECI constructed facilities in two locations 5 miles apart while architects finished the park’s design.

“I suggest packing a lunch and bringing a change of clothes, because if your visit is anything like mine was, you will probably wind up spending hours exploring all there is to do at the park.” – Thornton resident

 Park amenities include:

  • Carousel ride housed in a custom steel building
  • Amphitheater with built-in concrete seating for up to 500 people
  • Dock/boardwalk, floating dock facility, boathouse for paddle boat storage
  • Skate park
  • Splash pad and rubber surface playground
  • Four lighted tennis courts and two basketball courts
  • Bocce ball, horseshoes, shuffle board
  • Pro sand volleyball pit
  • Two restrooms and a concession building

Owner –  City of Thornton
Architect – DHM Design