Love Bidwell Park. The park was established July 10, 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 acresof land south of Big Chico Creek in upper Bidwell Park in 1995. Today, the total Park size is 3,670 acres, nearly 11 miles in length, making it the third largest municipal park in California and one of the 25 largest city parks in the United States.

panorama image of bidwell park in chico ca

Above is the panorama of one mile park that I did in 2005. Click the image to view a larger photo. Over the years the park has given me a plethora of memories. Unfortunately since the budget cuts and staff reductions have reduced services and hours that park gates and other facilities are open.