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Make a Splash at Chapman Park Starting May 13th

May 8, 2024

A bear statue in a fountain with water jets.
Bear climbing feature at Chapman's Park Splash Pad

The Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) is excited to officially turn on the water at the new Splash Pad at Chapman Park, located at 775 E 16th Street in Chico. Starting Monday, May 13th, the water at the splash pad will run daily from 9 AM–8 PM through the summer.

The Splash Pad is a fantastic addition to Chapman Park, offering a safe and enjoyable water play area for children of all ages. Featuring several fun water elements such as spray features, an acorn dump bucket, and a bear climbing feature generously donated by the Rotary Club of Chico.

"We are ecstatic to celebrate the opening of the splash pad," said CARD General Manager Annabel Grimm. "This addition will provide a fun and safe space for families to enjoy outdoor water play during the summer months."

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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