All City park areas are available on a first come, first serve basis unless the area is reservable and is already reserved (a reservation sign will be posted).
The two birthday rings at Caper Acres Playground are available to reserve for free for up to a two hour maximum time period.
Areas That May Be Reserved (see reservation application and fees below):
- Hooker Oak and Wildwood parks are reserved through Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) please call 895-4711
- One Mile Picnic/Barbecue Area (Key checkout required for large BBQ)
- Five Mile
- Cedar Grove
- City Plaza
- Children's Playground
- Campfire Council Ring Area
- Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater
- Caper Acres
- Depot Park
- Use of Lower Bidwell Park
- Use of Upper Bidwell Park
Please call the Park Department at (530) 896-7800, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to check availability of venues. To access the applicaton click on the link below: Application & Permit For Park Use, Fee Information, and Insurance Requirements (if your event requires insurance)..
Important: Reservations are not valid until approved by the Park Division.
- Special Use Permit
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Please complete the application and return it with payment (checks should be payable to "City of Chico") in person or by mail to:
City of Chico
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927
Or you can scan and email it to parkinfo, or pay the fees with a Visa or Mastercard by phone at 530-896-7800.