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City of Chico

City of Chico

Parks, Recreation, and Experience the Outdoors

Parks & Outdoors

Parks & Outdoors

trail in field
Living in Chico is a dream for those who love the outdoors. Winters are generally mild with lows dipping into the 20’s during the coldest months with highs touching the low 100’s during the hottest. No matter the time of year, there is always something to get you outside.  
Maps, Documents and Other Information

Maps, Documents and Other Information


Other City Parks

Other City Parks

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The City operates additional parks within the community including Children’s Park and City Plaza. For other Chico parks run by the Chico Area Recreation and Parks District (CARD), please see their website. 
 

Bidwell Park

A California Park and Recreation Society 2013 Regional Treasure
Bidwell Park

trail
 
One of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Bidwell Park truly is the crown jewel of the City of Chico. With its array of hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic areas, swimming holes, it is a city park like none other. We invite you to explore the many resources and amenities the park has to offer.
 

Park Reservations & Donations

Park Reservations & Donations

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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).
 

Trail, Gate, & Facility Status

Trail, Gate, & Facility Status

Please be advised that trails, gates, and parks may be closed due to weather and other factors that may not be posted here.
 

VOLUNTEER pROGRAM

VOLUNTEER pROGRAM

Make a Difference in your Parks and Greenways!
 

Join the PALS volunteers

Partners, Ambassadors, Leaders & Stewards
Did you know that each year 50% of Americans donate a total of more than 20 billion hours to various causes? The City’s Park Division, like a number of agencies and non-profit groups in Chico, seeks volunteers to contribute to the care of our Parks and Greenways.
 

The stanbury home

The stanbury home

The Stansbury Home is a Victorian home built by Dr. Oscar Stansbury in 1883. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and in 1991 was listed as supporting the South Campus Historic District. Owned by the City of Chico, the Stansbury Home Preservation Association helps to fund and maintain the 19th-century historic residence.
 
Contact:

Contact:

Call (530) 896-7800
Closure Hotline (530) 896-7899
Physical Address
965 Fir Street
Chico, CA 95928
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927-3420
Department Hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday
 
Bidwell Park, along with many other Parks, Greenways and Maintenance Districts in the City, are operated and maintained by the City’s Parks Department.