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Mission and Services

CARD Mission Statement  

The Mission of the Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) is to provide recreation opportunities to the greater Chico Community in a coordinated and cost effective manner.

Services/Functions and Service Area

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) provides quality recreational programs to people of all ages in the greater Chico area.  From Tiny Tot programs for small children to Evening Dances for mature adults, CARD has an active recreation program for everyone!  These programs and many others are highlighted in the Play magazine which is printed twice a year.

CARD also maintains several public parks.  Parks are beautifully maintained and include features like playgrounds, softball, baseball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and gentle walking trails. 

Community facilities operated by CARD provide a perfect venue to hold the wedding of a lifetime, or host an office holiday party.  These facilities are available to be reserved and rented throughout the year.

CARD is located in the northern portion of the Sacramento River Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  It is situated in the northwest corner of Butte County, approximately 15 miles east of the Sacramento River and 90 miles north of the City of Sacramento.  The boundaries of CARD encompass an area of approximately 225 square miles, extending generally from the Butte-Tehama County line on the north to the intersection of Dayton Road and Chico Street on the south; and from Muir Avenue on the west to approximately the east side of Upper Bidwell Park.