Whether you're visiting Chico or call it home, Bidwell Park has gotta be at the top of your to-do list. Approximately 3,700 acres of beauty and history ready for you to explore...right here in our own backyard.
Bidwell Park was established July 20, 1905 through the donation by Annie Bidwell of approximately 2,500 acres of land to the City of Chico. Since that time, the City has purchased additional land, such as Cedar Grove in 1922, and 1,200 acres of land south of Big Chico Creek in Upper Park in 1995. Today, the total Park size is 3,670 acres (nearly 11 miles in length), making it one of the largest municipal parks in the United States.
Here are some photos of Bidwell Upper Park taken by Chamber staff member, Angela Cole: