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Dorothy F. Johnson Center

Dorothy F. Johnson Center 775 E 16th St, Chico, CA 95928  Click here to map it!

The Dorothy F. Johnson Center is located in the Chapman Neighborhood.  This 6,375 square-foot facility is used for a wide variety of CARD’s recreational programming and facility rentals.

The building offers an indoor gym,  meeting room, toddler classroom, office space, and kitchen. 

The center was named after Dorothy F. Johnson, a long-time CARD employee who managed the facility from 1970 to 1999. 

For information on renting this facility, please contact the CARD office at (530) 895-4711 or

Event Packages (Capacity 100)4-Hours or Less5-8 Hours9-10 Hours 
Monday-Thursday$350$525 $790
 Friday-Sunday $525$840$1,350

$150 Deposit ($500 if alcohol is served)

Rates & hours indicated are to include set-up & clean-up times. 

Please note: The Event packages include the support of our event attendants who will set up and clear the tables and chairs, maintain the property spaces, and clean during and after your event. 

Meeting/Classroom Packages (Monday-Sunday)Per Hour
DFJ Computer Lab (Capacity 35) $50

$50 Deposit

Please Note: No staff is included in the Meeting/Classroom packages, spaces will be set prior to arrival and cleared following. If staffing is required, a $32 hourly fee will be added to the rate. Staffing requirements would be determined by the type of event, number of attendees, and type of equipment needed.