Public Resources

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.

2013-2014 District Budget                                  
2012-2013 Audit Report
2014-2015 District Budget 2013-2014 Audit Report
2015-2016 District Budget
2014-2015 Audit Report
2016-2017 District Budget 2015-2016 Audit Report
2017-18 Preliminary Budget - Version 2. Online Privacy Policy
Compensation of Board Members and Staff
Public Resources Code 5780
Reimbursement and Compensation Policy Current Elections, Procedures and Deadlines
Reimbursement Report
Municipal Service Review (MSR) and Sphere of Influence (SOI)
Financial Reserves Policy CARD Master Plan - August 28, 2008
NEW Enterprise System Catalog-SB272 2017 Survey Results