Friends of Bidwell Park | News

To raise awareness, encourage learning, and facilitate personal and community involvement in the conservation and sustainable use of Bidwell Park.

This is the BPPC’s last meeting of the year. Five commission seats are open starting next year. If you are interested apply at the City of Chico’s website.

The agenda for the Bidwell Park & Playground Commission Meeting to be held via teleconference on the WebEx platform (similar to Zoom) at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020 is available on the City’s website…

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The North Valley Community Foundations (NVCF) is hosting “A Week of Giving” starting December 1, 2020. Donate to Friends of Bidwell Park on the NVCF website (

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A number of Bidwell Park related decisions were made by the City Council on Tuesday night (March 3, 2020)

Text from the Chico Enterprise Record Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CHICO — By next year, people who drive and park in upper Bidwell Park will look to pay a fee. On Tuesday, the Chico City Council went forward with a recommendation…

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FOBP Board of Directors Positions Open

Like a number of other local non-profits, FOBP has lost a number of Board members who have needed to resign in the last year or so. As a consequence, the Board currently is composed of five (5) members, the minimum number allowed in our Bylaws. The purpose of this request is to ask you to consider becoming a member of our Board.

Plans for…

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The Stoney Fire burned over 900 acres of Upper Park. The Peregrine Point area was severely burned and the City decided to close it to public use until it can be deemed safe.

Entrance to Disc Golf Closed

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FOBP is providing its 5th year of weekly trash removal in Lower Bidwell Park from Lost Park and Annie’s Glenn to the One-Mile dam. FOBP supporters raised over $5,000 in August 2017 and the Chico Community Grant program under the auspices of the North Valley Community Foundation matched an additional $2,300. FOBP partners with the Work Training Center/Prestige Landscape Services to provide this valuable cleanup service in the park.

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