Park Hours and Reservations
Bidwell Park Gates Opening Hours (For September, 2010):
- South Park Drive (between East 4th St. and Caper Acres).....9:00 A.M.- 7 P.M.
- Caper Acres.....9:00 A.M. - 7 P.M. (closed each Monday)
- North Side of Sycamore Pool.....7:30 A.M. - 9 P.M.
- Cedar Grove.....7:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.
- South Park Dr. (between Cedar Grove and Centennial Ave.).....11:00 A.M. - 7 P.M.
- Petersen Dr......11:00 A.M. - 7 P.M.
- Upper Park Road at Wildwood Avenue.....5:30 A.M. - 9 P.M.
- Upper Park Road at Horseshoe Lake.....7:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.(closed to vehicular traffic every Sunday & Monday and during wet conditions)
- South Side of Five-Mile Recreation Area.....7:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.
- Wildwood Park and Hooker Oak Recreation Area.....7:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.
- Horse Arena.....7:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Areas That May Be Reserved:
- One Mile Picnic/Barbecue Area (Key checkout required for large BBQ)
- Five Mile Group Picnic Area
- City Plaza
- Cedar Grove
- Children's Playground
- Council Ring Area
- Wildwood Park
- Depot Park
- Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater
- Use of Lower Park
- Use of Upper Park
For addresses and descriptive site information of reserveable areas above, or to download a permit application, visit the City of Chico General Services Department's Park Division at:
You may also call the Park Office at (530) 896-7800, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for more information. Insurance may be required for your event. Important: Reservations are not valid
until approved by the Park Division.