Get Outside and Play!

Activities for All Ages

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Welcome to CARD

We at CARD are focused on creating recreational opportunities that bring friends and families together to have fun and build lasting memories. We’re here to help you play!

Chico State Athletes Visit After School Programs

For several years, CARD has partnered with the Chico State Department of Athletics to bring Wildcat athletes to our After School Programs to delight and inspire students. Click here to read more about the partnership, and check out the photos below of the men's basketball team's October visit to Emma Wilson Elementary School.

Lakeside Pavilion Roof Project

The Lakeside Pavilion Roof Project is currently out to bid. Please refer to the important dates below.
  • Bid Walk Date: 3:00 PM, October 27
  • Bid Due Date: 4:00 PM, November 8
Click here to download Bid Documents. Plans can be purchased from Valley Contractors Exchange or Northstar Engineering. Any addendum's to the bid package will also be posted here.

Playground Construction at DeGarmo Park

Starting October 28, we will begin replacing the DeGarmo Park playground structure because the rubber surface is failing. The projected completion date is December 1. Click the image to the right for a full explanation of our decision and other project details. Thanks for your patience and support.

The PLAY Guide: Your Path to Fall Fun

Important: To register online, you must have a “Blue Rec” account: click here to sign up.

Click below to flip through our online PLAY guide for Fall/Winter 2016-2017. If you'd like to download it as a PDF, click the link below the viewing window. Visit our office to pick up a physical copy.
Download* our Activity Guide
*Note: Guide is a .pdf and is approx. 6mb in size.

Have Questions?


We are currently accepting applications for a variety of positions;

To view more details or to apply, click HERE to go to the CalOpps website.  CalOpps functionality works best when
accessed on Internet Explorer.

Flag Football and Basketball Officials
Kinder Readiness Aid (Recreation Leader II)
Park Labor IV
Preschool Teacher, Nature School (Specialist)
Recreation Leader for After School Programs
Youth Basketball Coaches and Officials (Recreation Leader II)

Picnic Rentals

CARD has a variety of Picnic Rental options available in the following parks
Picnic Rental Fees (All picnic areas except DeGarmo Park Pavillion)
Participants  1-50 51-100 101-175
Fees  $55 $75 $100
Each rental is for a 4 hour time period. Additional costs may apply.

To reserve a picnic space, please visit the CARD office at 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

How can we help?

Please feel free to call the CARD office at 895-4711 ext. 0 or email questions to