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Park Improvement Projects

Take a look at some of the park improvement projects CARD has underway, or slated to begin in the near future. This page will be updated periodically with new upcoming projects or during the passage of milestones in larger-scale projects. 

Pleasant Valley Pool Renovation

May contain: building, arena, and stadium

Estimated Completion: End of April - Beginning of May 2022

What We're Doing: A complete renovation of the Pleasant Valley Pool including resurfacing of the pool's floor and walls, installation of new lighting inside the pool for swimmer's safety, and a new heater to make the pool water temperature perfect year-round. 


Oak Way Park Play Structure Installation

May contain: outdoor play area

Estimated Completion: End of April - Beginning of May 2022

What We're Doing:  Through a generous grant from the California State Parks and Proposition 68, the Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) has been provided funding for a new play structure at Oak Way Park. New features to be installed include the main play structure (pictured), sway benches and a traditional swing set!


Centennial Park Play Structure Installation

May contain: play area, playground, and outdoor play area

Estimated Completion: End of May 2022

What We're Doing: Through a generous donation from the Chico Noon Rotary Club, a new play structure, the super NetPlex, will be installed on the south end of the park, adjacent to the natural playground!


Dorothy F. Johnson Center HVAC System Upgrade 

Estimated Completion: Mid-end of May 2022

What We're Doing: The installation of a new heating and cooling system at the Dorothy F. Johnson Center is CARD's new approach to more efficient and sustainable heating and cooling! This new system will allow for year-round PLAY at the gymnasium inside the DFJ Center, even when the temperature rises above +100 degrees.


Community Park Bocce Court Installation

Estimated Completion: End of summer 2022

What We're Doing: A brand new state-of-the-art four-court bocce ball complex is scheduled to be installed on the southwest end of Community Park, adjacent to Chapman Elementary School. The courts will include a covered facility, new lighting, landscaping, and is a welcome addition to an already beautiful park!


Highway 99/Community Park Bike Path Extension (City of Chico project)

Estimated Completion: End of summer 2022

What We're Doing: The City of Chico, in coordination with CARD, will be connecting the bike path from the east side of Highway 99 to the west side via a highway underpass. In addition to connecting the two sides of the bike path, the path along the north side of Community Park will be re-paved and safety lighting installed. 


Chapman Park Renovation (Proposition 68 Grant)

Estimated Completion: End of summer 2023

May contain: person, human, and water

What We're Doing: In December 2021, The Chapman Park Renovation project was one of 62 selected projects throughout the state of California for the renovation and expansion of existing park space. 

The $2.9 Million in grant funding is a transformative investment in the Chapman neighborhood. The grant will allow for the construction of a new splash pad water recreation and play area, a walking path with lighting, fencing, and restrooms for enhanced recreational opportunities in the Chapman community. 

Awarded through State Parks’ Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program, the competitive grant program creates new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California.