Temporary Office located at 564 Rio Lindo Avenue, Suite 102
Chico - Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or by appointment only.
For information please call (530) 990-0740
or email at info@paradisePRPD.com
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.
This Activity Guide is your passport to fun and health on the Ridge. In this guide, try something new. Join our featured Instructor, Felix Berkhoudt, to experience the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. While originally intended as defense training, the ancient martial arts are well-suited to fighting modern stress.
For Fall, we offer a variety of youth sport options from basketball, to track, field, and cross country, to flag football to wrestling and more. Adults should not feel left out as we offer a variety of programs including our free Drop In Pickleball.
And of course, the main event for winter is the Ice Rink. The District is committed to Keeping the Ice in Paradise for 2018-2019, but we need your help.
Most people don’t realize that before we put a single skater on the ice, the rental of the equipment and chiller costs the District over $85,000. Add the complications of the weather, maintenance, recruiting season for staffing and the ice rink represents a considerable cost and risk to the district.
Kicking off with a wine tasting in the spring, the District has hosted a series of events to raise awareness and funds to help support the costs of opening the ice rink. Our community partners have been critical in these events. For example, Grocery Outlet provided wine and expertise on pairing at our wine-tasting event, and Rotary Club members poured the wine.
We also will be working with local restaurants for fund raisers. Keep an eye out for nights where you can feed your family and help support your local District. One of the first to eagerly step up is the Paradise Round Table, which will provide us with the proceeds from a once a month PRPD night until the end of the year. Keep the Ice in Paradise and have fun by participating in these events or contact us to become a sponsor or donate items for our silent auctions.
In the new year, we will be embarking on improvements to our facilities and expanded programs. Let me know how we are doing (firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-872-6393) and what suggestions you may have to make the District better than ever. We are grateful for your support and join us to help build a great community.
- Dan Efseaff, District Manager
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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.
|Feather River Brewing Company|
|Two English Ladies|
|Moongate Chinese Restaurant|
|Custom Made Crossfit|
|Peak Health Chiropractic|
|Beans of Paradise|
|Hanosh & Hunter|
|Juice n Java|
|The Cleaning Connection|
|Joy Lyn’s Candies|
|A Seeker’s Boutique|
|Amjamb Supported Living Services|
|Casa De Paradiso|
|Paradise Business Association|
|Ridge Eye Care|
|Almendra Winery & Distillery|
|Anita Gran—Ridge Quilters|
|Mellow Mudd Pottery|
|Johnson Real Estate|
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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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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If you desire to leave a living legacy...build 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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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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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.