Paradise Recreation & Park District

PRPD Office NOW OPEN in Paradise!
6626 Skyway
Office Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm Mon – Fri
For information please call (530) 872-6393
or email at

Fall Activities now available for Registration on our website & office

Paradise Ice Rink

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PRPD Fall/Winter Activity Guide

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Inaugural Youth Services Summit a Success!

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We Create Community and Quality of Life Through People, Parks and Programs.

How to enjoy the programs offered by the
Paradise Recreation and Park District Registration begins on August 13, 2018

  • Online Registration — Online registration and payment is available for many of our programs.
  • District Office — Registration is available in our office at 6626 Skyway from 9 - 5 p.m. — Monday - Friday.
  • Mail In Registration — Forms are available on our website and in the office. If you need a registration form mailed to you please call 872.6393.

Fees are charged for most programs, to cover a portion of the instructors, program supplies, maintenance and/or utility costs. Program sign-ups will be taken on a first come, first paid basis.
REFUNDS: Refunds will be given only if cancelled by 5 p.m. the day following the first class session. Classes of four meetings or less must be cancelled one business day prior to the first class. A 20% processing fee will be charged per program and will be deducted from refunds. This does not apply to classes cancelled by the District. ALL REFUNDS will be issued within 14 days of cancellation.


To Register for a class you may download a registration form and mail it to our office OR try our Online Registration.

Currently payments can be made by check or cash in our temporary Chico office at 564 Rio Lindo Ave Suite 102. Upon return to our Paradise office, payments may be made (as well as online) using ATM/Debit cards (with Visa/Master Card & Discover Logo), Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover!

Dan Efseaff - District Manager

Spring 2019 / Summer 2019


The Paradise Recreation and Park District has been a part of the fabric of life on the ridge for 70 years. Swim lessons, birthday parties, sports, camps, events, all are documented by fond memories and smiles.

As we face uncertainties over the next few months, here’s one that you don’t have to worry about: The Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) will be a vital part of the Community’s future.

We know that we must change our business approach, programs, even the foot print of our parks. We must change for the District to survive in the short term and thrive in the long term, we commit to this eagerly as we see a future with the District contributing to the well-being and prosperousness of the community.

So here are some things to look for the next few years.

Our sleeves rolled up, we’ve been busy, and have worked tirelessly to get facilities ready and looking good. We opened the Paradise Ice Rink and hosted the tree lighting ceremony with a throng of a couple thousand people packed elbow to elbow. Since then the Terry Ashe Recreation Center looks fantastic and we’ve hosted numerous, a couple of wedding and graduation celebrations, and some regular club meetings. The developed area of Bille Park and Crain Park are ready for public use. The Paradise Pool and Moore Road ballfields will be ready in summer. Oak Creek, Coutolenc, and Lakeridge Parks will need a considerable amount of tree work, but that is underway and we have plans to improve the trails and signage on these parks.

Over the next few years, we will be fostering partnerships with organizations and businesses to add programs, classes, and develop new ways to serve the community. This may be as simple as a business that wants to attract customers may provide a class for PRPD. We also hope to collaborate with organizations in creative ways to mutually support our missions. For example, this summer we will be working with Paradise Unified School District, so that they provide lunches to all PRPD camp participants.

Looking out further, we are exploring how we can improve our park footprint, by adding land or amenities. For example, we are exploring opportunities to provide essentially a “front door” to one of our underutilized parks. This will allow the public access to a beautiful park that few people visited before. We are building opportunities with other agencies to improve trails, access, and provide new recreational options.

In the long-term, we believe that well-located Parks will provide a strategic buffer to the community and improve public and emergency access, improve property values, coordinate vegetation management, and provide a recreation backbone that will provide economic opportunities for Paradise and beyond.

We need places to inspire, reflect, and play.

We also need programs and events that support the community.

As we adapt, we need your help. Let us know, what programs, facilities, and events do you need?

We are not afraid of the challenges and changes ahead, we are glad you are here.

Let’s get started.

- Dan Efseaff, District Manager


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Latest News

PRPD Office will be relocating Thursday 8/15 & Friday 8/16.
Office will reopen Monday 8/19 at our
6626 Skyway location.



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PRPD Newsletter

Recreation and Park Districts [CARPD] posthumously honored Butte Creek Canyon resident, Fred Thorne, with the 2018 Award of Distinction – Outstanding Volunteer at the statewide conference held in Lake Tahoe on May 30, 2018.

At the June 12, 2018 PRPD Board meeting, Chair Steve Rodowick presented the award to family, friends, and representatives of the Centerville Recreation and Historical Association and Honey Run Covered Bridge Association. Claudia Lang, Robert Catalano, Chris Jennings, Sue Ann Iott, and Catlan Brinsley accepted the award.

Mr. Thorne actively served with the Centerville Recreation and Historical Association and the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association from 2012 to 2017.

Born in Toronto, Canada in 1933, his career took him from a lighting director with the Canadian Broadcasting Company to New York as a member of the television advertising business to Hollywood where he worked as a writer/producer/director and created his own production company, Starquest Productions.

While producing aerospace educational programs for NASA, Fred came to Chico, CA and was offered a position on the faculty at California State University, Chico. He stayed in this position for ten years and continued as a professor emeritus.

Fred willingly offered his vast experience to the two non-profit organizations he served with in Butte Creek Canyon. His love for his community and willingness to serve played a key role in the Centerville Recreation and Historical Association’s CARPD award for Best Small Organization in 2016. As PRPD noted in the application packet, “He was a strong advocate for his community, a good man, helpful neighbor, and an unflagging volunteer. We will miss him.”

Since 1948, the Paradise Recreation and Park District provides recreation facilities and programs to the residents of Paradise, the Butte Creek Canyon area, and the unincorporated communities of Magalia/Paradise Pines and Concow/Yankee Hill. The District serves 50,000 people living in a 170-square mile area and manages nearly 500 acres of park land and facilities.

Would like to thank Bret Runolfson’s Allstate for their generous donation to the Paradise Recreation & Park District Children’s Scholarship Program.

We Thank you!

PRPD Newsletter

Paradise Recreation & Park District would like to thank these businesses for helping support the Children of Paradise.

Thank you!

Joseph Baggett
Feather River Brewing Company
Jeannie’s Consignment
Elegant Rose
Two English Ladies
Moongate Chinese Restaurant
Custom Made Crossfit
Peak Health Chiropractic
Beans of Paradise
Hanosh & Hunter
Juice n Java
Paradise Cinema
Beyond Fitness
Dobrich Septic
The Cleaning Connection
Izzy’s Burgers
Richard Mootz
Marc Grosso
Ever After
Berkowitz Fitness
Kathleen Presentati
Joy Lyn’s Candies
Les Schwab
A Seeker’s Boutique
Laurie Knifong
Amjamb Supported Living Services
Casa De Paradiso
Ladies Auxiliary
American Legion
E3 Gym
Brannen Gourmet
Paradise Business Association
Horsemen’s Association
Barney O’Rourkes
Miller Glass
Dr. Zwinger
Fiona’s Forest
Ridge Eye Care
La Comida
Mooney Farms
Almendra Winery & Distillery
Feather Falls
Lundberg Farms
Anita Gran—Ridge Quilters
Mellow Mudd Pottery
Basque Norte
Johnson Real Estate
Paradise Bowhunters

Billie Park Wedding


Weddings in Paradise

A Heavenly Place for your Special Day


Take a Book/Leave a Book

Take a Book/Leave a Book

Come visit the Little Free Library located at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center. This is a cooperative effort between the Paradise Recreation & Park District, the Butte County Library and the Paradise Friends of the Library. There are books for all ages. It is a fun way to enjoy reading and sharing your books with others.

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Support Paradise Recreation & Park District

Swimming Pool

Welcome to PRPD’s Membership Rewards Program! An Annual Membership costs just $10.00 and qualifies the membership holder to discounts on many PRPD programs such as Preschool Programs, Youth Programs, Youth & Teen Sports, Swim Lessons, Swim Passes, Ice Rink Passes, Health & Fitness Classes, and Leisure Classes.
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Kids in Swimming Pool

Create recreation opportunities for chidren by making donations to the Paradise Recreation & Park District Children’s Scholarship Program Fund. Please help provide for Ridge youth who would like to participate in recreation classes or sports programs, but may be limited by income restrictions. For more information call Sally Higbee, Recreation Supervisor at 530.872.6393. We would like to thank everyone that has helped us in our fundraising efforts.
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Learn to Swim

Swim Scholarship Program

Donate to the Swim Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is for children ages 3 to 5 years old for free.
Swimming Lessons - eight sessions.


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Billie Park Bridge

If you desire to leave a living a park! The Paradise Recreation and Park District is planning several future parks that need essential funding, call us today at 530.872.6393.
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Aquatic Park Fountain

Enhance Your Community Through Planned Giving. If you would like to establish an endowment to help fund recreation programming or park development, or contribute to the existing Youth Program Scholarship Endowment, please contact the Paradise Recreation & Park District at 530.872.6393.
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Business Office

Paradise Recreation & Park District
6626 Skyway 
Paradise, CA 95969 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Photo Rights

The Paradise Recreation & Park District reserves 
the right to photograph facilities, activities and program participants for potential future use.  All photos will remain the property of Paradise Recreation & Park District and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes.


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Paradise Recreation & Park District
6626 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969



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