#80 Orchards in Bloom, 3 Parks + Tigers, Lions, & More- Durham…

If you’ve done all you care to do in Chico and are headed out of town, we suggest that you head south about six miles to Durham.

From mid-February to mid-March, it’s a lovely drive because of the almond orchards in bloom, and Blossom Tour maps/brochures are available at the Chamber office in Chico (5th & Main).

What’s more, you’ll discover a small town with a great deal of charm and civic pride, and one that is known for its high-achieving schools.

You’ll find three beautiful parks—the Louis Edwards Community Park has tennis courts and also contains the Dwight Brinson Swim Center with its much-used pool. The largest park is the Durham Community Park that includes a playground, ballfields, basketball court, and equestrian ring. Many large events are held in this venue including the Harvest Festival each September and a Spring Festival each May. Midway Park is where you’ll find ballfields.

You can also see endangered exotic live animals in the Durham area. The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation was established to promote an awareness of wildlife and their habitats. You’ll see a bobcat, a mountain lion, leopards, tigers, lions, a serval, a caracal, an ocelot, as well as foxes, a wallaby, and an assortment of exotic birds and reptiles, including a Burmese Python.

6 miles south of Chico
Durham Recreation & Park Dept.
9447 Midway
(530) 345-1921
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Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation
4995 Durham/Pentz Rd.
(530) 533-1000,
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 9-5
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Highlights In Chico California

African Connection
Aicora Gems
Art Etc
Art House
Basque Norte
Baywood Real Estate
Bird In Hand
Blue Moon
Boba Tea
Bobbies Boutique
Butte College
Butte Regional Transit B-Line
Century 21 Select Real Estate
Century21 Alice Zeissler
Century21 Teresa Larso
Chico Antique Center
Chico Antique Page
Chico Art Center
Chico Chamber
Chico Paper Co
Chico Performances
Country Squyres
Dahlmeier Insurance
Diamond W
Dicovery Shop American Cancer Society
Eighth and Main
Eighth n Main Antiques
Far West Heritage Association
Fifth St Clothing