Recreation in Chico, CA

 


Funland

Families As we celebrate our 34th Anniversary, Cal Skate has always, and will continue to, provide a safe, clean, and fun environment for families. Whether it’s skating, golfing, or batting, the whole family is ensured a good, fun, heart-healthy time together.

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In Motion Fitness

In Motion Fitness is a five acre fitness resort of pools and palm trees nestled in a luxurious Mediterranean resort setting. We offer Northern California’s largest selection of group exercise classes, fitness equipment and aquatic facilities. We invite you to experience the World-Class facilities, services and programs that have made In Motion Fitness a Nationally acclaimed fitness facility.

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Bidwell Park

The third largest urban park in our nation, these over 3,600 acres offer picnicking, swimming, equestrian and bicycling trails, golf, archery, pistol ranges, playgrounds, baseball/softball fields, and organized recreational activities year round. The park has been designated as an official California Watchable Wildlife site.Because of its large size, the park is divided into two sections: Upper Bidwell Park is a wilderness section along both sides of Big Chico Creek Canyon.

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Biking

To say that Chico is “Bike Friendly” is a major understatement. Some folks bicycle because it’s good for them. Some do it because it’s good for the environment. But we think most folks bicycle because they simply love it. Whichever category fits you, Chico’s a great space for bike riding in or out of town. Besides the Bidwell Park paths and multiple other paths in Chico, you can head out of town in almost any direction and have a good ride with great scenery.

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Golfing

Bidwell Park Golf Course is known for having one of Northern California’s finest pro shops. It also has hitting cages and a lessons-only driving range. This popular course is less crowded in the summer when college students are gone.

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Nature Walks

Free nature walks with knowledgeable naturalists, classes, and environmental ed programs are all available here. Weekly day-camps are held June- August and over the holiday break in December for ages 5-11 years. Summer sessions include themes like Aquatic Adventure, Earth Island, Native’s Ways, and Jammin’ Salmon, while the winter session helps kids learn about hibernation, migration, and critters’ food storage, along with what happens to plants during winter.

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Wildlife Watching

This park offers 243 acres of hiking, scenery, and activities. Fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife watching, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and inner-tubing can all be enjoyed.The park includes many areas. Big Chico Creek Riparian Area is known for its shad and salmon fishing, and is popular with birdwatchers, who enjoy great blue herons, egrets, hawks, ducks, and swallows, and with families, who enjoy a day on the beach.

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