John Bidwell is the founder of Chico. After his death and the death of his wife, Annie, their land was donated to the city of Chico …thus, we have Bidwell Park!
The city added to the park size by buying additional land, making it the 3rd largest urban park in the US.
There are lots of places to picnic/grill, play in the Chico Creek or just sit on a bench near the creek and relax.
There are over 86 miles of various trails [dirt trail, paved/gravel roads…]. Ralph and I rented bikes and cycled thru a portion of the park. Very nice.