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CARD Unveils Groundbreaking Initiative at Valley’s Edge

January 29, 2024

A serene park scene with two people sitting on a bench under trees, basked in golden sunlight.

The Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) is pleased to announce its commitment to a groundbreaking initiative to create and operate public parks and recreational facilities within the Valley’s Edge development.

CARD is thrilled to be presented with the opportunity to secure over 480 acres within Valley's Edge for the creation of community, neighborhood, and regional parks. This extensive acreage can host a variety of public parks, open to all, including a remarkable 400-acre Regional Park akin to the cherished Upper Bidwell Park, aimed at preserving the area's natural beauty.

”Developing and operating parks and recreational programs is not just our mission, it's our passion,” said Annabel Grimm, CARD’s General Manager.

Recognized by the City of Chico in its General Plan as the primary provider of parks and recreation programs for residents, CARD stands poised to leverage its expertise in creating exceptional park spaces in the future.

CARD will hold a dedication ceremony with a short presentation announcing details of this initiative on Thursday, February 1st at 3:30 PM at the CARD Community Center at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue. Media is invited to attend.

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About Chico Area Recreation & Park District

Founded in 1948, the Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) is a California Special District focused on creating recreational opportunities that bring friends and families together to have fun and build lasting memories. CARD manages and cares for more than 15 community and neighborhood parks, four community centers, one swimming pool, the Chico Creek Nature Center, and more. The PLAY Activity Guide highlights the numerous sports, classes, camps, special events, and more CARD offers. Learn more about CARD at