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Chico maintains a special sense of community and small-town living as it has developed into a vibrant regional center for business, recreation and cultural activities. It’s a magnet to individuals seeking an environment where you can live and work while enjoying unparalleled access to outdoor recreation and the social spirit of an involved community.
Arts & Culture
The primary areas of focus for the City Arts programs are public art, arts funding, arts promotion, and marketing Chico as an arts and culture destination.
News & Events
From new City programs to community events, we’ll keep you in-the-know on all things Chico.
Parks & Outdoors
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.
Sports & Athletics
Chico is an active, sports loving community. Whether you’re eager to jump in and participate or cheer from the stands, we have plenty of options from which to choose.
Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza
We are excited for the second season! Coming November 17th!
Now returning for its second year, the Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza is an outdoor rink in the heart of Downtown Chico. Open daily beginning November 17 through January 9, the Chico Ice Rink features ice skating sessions, skating lessons, theme nights, and private party events. The City of Chico has once again partnered with the Downtown Chico Business Association to host this winter wonderland in the heart of downtown.