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Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Hundreds of volunteers line up to claim their free burger courtesy of Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Dan Christian

September 17, 2018

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated over 500 individuals volunteered to scour the park and pick up trash for the 31st Annual Bidwell...

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

Getting ready for the 5k fun run, Saturday at Bidwell Bark, at One-Mile Park Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

May 5, 2018

Dogs howled at the siren that commenced the 5K fun run Saturday before taking off at One-Mile in Bidwell Park. The sixth annual Bidwell Bark was held Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It was organized by the Butte Humane Society, and is the group's second-largest fundraiser of the year, said...

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

A couple walk along the swimming area at Bidwell Park One Mile, April 20. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk

April 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain times of the year, One Mile is a year-round favorite.David Hines, a Chico State student and Chic...

Suspects arrested after assaulting bicyclist in One Mile

An assault occurred Tuesday at One Mile in Bidwell Park. Both suspects were arrested. 
Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram.

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016

Two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a bicyclist Tuesday evening in South One Mile Recreation Area.At 6 p.m. the bicyclist was followed by a vehicle, which proceeded to honk behind him. The bicyclist waved for them to pass, but this resulted in a verbal exchange.The suspects then exited the ...

The Bidwell ‘Perks’ of volunteering

Bidwell Park is is looking for some volunteers 
Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Facebook

Amelia Storm

March 23, 2016

The city of Chico is hoping to gain a helping hand by hosting training for community members wishing to volunteer in Bidwell Park. There are currently two types of volunteers through the city’s park services. The first are Park Watch volunteers, who act as ambassadors to the park and commit to 4...

Cycling club celebrates artwork at Bidwell Park

Chico Velo Club board members pose before cutting the ribbon for the

Michael Arias

February 27, 2016

The sculpture named "Decide and Ride" was officially recognized by the public Friday afternoon at the ribbon-cutting ceremony where people gathered to take a look at the new art piece in Bidwell Park. The Chico Velo Club started fundraising for the art project in late 2012. After meetings and discussions...

Chico State athletes wow at Wake Fest

Thomas Costa prepares for the launch off the big ramp during Soul id's Wake Fest at Sycamore Pool on Sept. 11. Photo credit: John Domogma

Sabrina Grislis

September 22, 2015

  Soul id, a Chico-based social media website for action sport athletes and photographers, hosted the 2015 Wake Fest, the first wakeboarding event in Chico history. The competitors were pulled across Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park by a dual-winch system that launched the riders over a 24-foot ...

One Mile named Chico’s best outdoor recreational spot

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Jovanna Garcia

September 9, 2015

I googled One Mile the other day and found that it’s ranked No.1 of 27 things to do in Chico on Trip Advisor. While the reviews are great (I found out it’s better to go on a Friday right after Sycamore pool is cleaned), if I was visiting Chico for the first time, I don’t know how much I wo...

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Chico State students enjoy free Bear burgers on their Labor Day weekend at One Mile. Photo credit: Kindra Robinson

Kindra Robinson

September 8, 2015

Associated Students experienced a large student turnout for its Labor Day weekend alternative. An estimated 500 students attended the Friday night pancake breakfast from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, more than 100 students attended the "Pitch Perfect" double feature at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, where th...

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