Please complete the application and return it with payment
(checks should be payable to “City of Chico”) in person or by
City of Chico
P.O.. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927
Or you can scan and email it to parkinfo, and pay the fees
with a Visa or Mastercard by phone at 530-896-7800.
Park Reservation Insurance Requirements:
Insurance: Special Events Insurance is
required for all Street Closure Permits, and all Park Permits
that have an expected attendance of 150 people or
more, are a Special Event, such as a benefit walk/run, or is
a type of event determined by the City that will have a
The City of Chico has also partnered with Gales
Creek to provide affordable Special Events Insurance that
meets the City’s insurance requirements for Park and Street
Closure Permits. Use the “Apply Online Now” button on the middle
of the page to receive the discounted public agency rates.
It is not a requirement of the City of Chico that Special Events
Insurance be purchased through Gales
Donations to the Park Division are deposited in a dedicated fund
utilized only for Bidwell Park and the City’s Greenways.
Donations are tax deductible because they are used solely for
public purpose (IRS Publication 526 (2012), p. 2).