Pinkard Completes Thornton’s Margaret Carpenter Pool Renovation  

Pinkard Construction, The City of Thornton, and Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC) have completed construction on the $13.4 million Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center Renovation.   The newly renovated recreation center is a total of 11,873 square feet.


The completed facility includes 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, a play structure, geysers, and sprays, a water slide, and a 20-person therapeutic hydro-jet spa. The universal locker room expansion better serves families and individuals with special needs, increasing accessibility for all.

The recreation center remained open to the public throughout construction. Pinkard worked with the city to ensure guest, and staff safety, and minimize impacts on daily operations.

Tony Burke, President and COO of Pinkard, says that Pinkard implemented special safety and operational protocols learned from their 42 recreation centers and 60 pools constructed along the Colorado Front Range.

“Recreation and public projects are a focus for Pinkard, and this project’s success is a tribute to the skills of the experienced recreation construction professionals we have in our organization,” said Burke. “Occupied renovations are tricky, but we have completed many of them and our teams know the stakes.”

To date, Pinkard has completed over 240 renovation projects, with 60% of them completed under occupied conditions.













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