Park Department Documents


For convenient access, we have placed highly requested information in one central location. Most documents are also available upon request on CD for a small fee.

Bidwell Park Documents and Information

Adaptive Wet Weather Trail Management Plan (Revised 2013)
Upper Park Road Report

Upper Bidwell Park Resource Inventory
2002 Survey for Special Status Botanical species
2003 Survey for Threatened and Endangered Botanical Species
One Mile Map
Lower Bidwell Park Map
Upper Park Map
Middle/Upper Park Roads Map

Bidwell Ranch – Council Meetings and Reports

2/9/09 Project Status

Caper Acres

Caper Acres Conceptual Plan
Caper Acres User Study (CSU, Chico 4-18-14)

City Plaza Master Plan

Master Plan - all sections
Cover Page
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Appendix A
Updated Master Plan 11-04

Effectiveness Monitoring in Adaptive Management

Effectiveness Monitoring in an Adaptive Framework
Appendix A  - Volunteer Program Restoration Sites
Appendix B - Vegetation Management History
Appendix C -Lower Park Stewardship Locations
Appendix D - Participatory Management




Landscape Design Manual – LDM

Landscape Design Manual - LDM
LDM - Drought Tolerant Plant List

Lindo Channel (Sandy Gulch)

Lindo Channel/Sandy Gulch Encroachment Policy
Lindo Channel/Sandy Gulch Resource Inventory - Text
Vegetation Removal Permit


Park Division Annual Report

Park Division 2016 Annual Report
Park Division 2015 Annual Report
Park Division 2014 Annual Report
Park Division 2013 Annual Report
Park Division 2012 Annual Report
Park Division 2011 Annual Report

Park Greenway Documents

Chico Parks Nexus Study 2004
Park Maintenance Financial Analysis
Comanche Creek Greenway Improvement Project
Comanche Creek Management Plan 2012
Comanche Creek Map

Peregrine Point

Disc Golf plan-ORAI
Highway 32 Disc Golf Wetland Study
Operating Agreement (City of Chico/Outside Recreation Advocacy, Inc.
2011 Peregrine Point Botanical Survey
2012 Botanical Survey Results of the Peregrine Point Disc Golf Course
2012 Draft Year End Monitoring Report for the Peregrine Point Disc Golf Course
2012 Peregrine Point Disc Golf Oak Tree Assessment & Monitoring Report
2013 Peregrine Point Disc Golf Monitoring Report

Permits and Forms

Special Use Permit (Research, Educational Workshops, Access, Field Trips)

Vegetation Cutting Permit

Studies and Reports

Wetland delineation - draft
Compiled site literature
Site inventory - revised
Poster - Project overview
Project Summary
2/29/08 Prospectus
5/3/15 Table Land Use History

Sycamore Pool

Butte County Health Closure Policy
Water Division
Monitoring and Reporting Program

Annual Sycamore Pool Water Quality Reports 


2021 Sycamore Pool Water Quality Report



Trail Maintenance Reports

Fall 06 Report
Fall 2007 Trail Report
Spring 06 Report
Spring 07 Report

Trails Manual

Bidwell Park Trails Manual
Bidwell Park Trails Manual Addendums
EDAW Revised Trails Manual 06

Urban Forest/Street Trees Division Documents

Approved Street Tree List
Chico Avenues Street Tree Walking Tour Map
Chico Tree Guide
How To Nurture a Tree
Status Of Chico Street Trees During Drought - Monitoring Analysis (Draft)
Tree Planting Right of Way Explanation
Tree Planting Standard Detail

Vegetation Management

Santos Fire Repair Plan

Current Work

List of Planned Tree Removals
2015 List of Planned Tree Removals
2016 Tree Planting List
2016 Neighborhood Tree Planting List

Other Links of Interest

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Reclamation (Stony Gorge)

California Fishing Regulations (Big Chico Creek)

California Department of Parks and Recreation

Chico Area Recreation and Park District

Chico Creek Nature Center

Chico Equestrian Association – P.O. Box 4554 Chico, CA 95927 – (530) 894-0446 

Chico Outsiders Disc Golf

Chico Rod & Gun Club

Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory

National Park Service

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Forest Service

Information on Mountain Lions (California Department of Fish and Game)

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