Happy b-day, Bidwell!

Park marks 108th birthday with a fundraiser

Just as Bidwell Park and its facilities take financial hits leading to reduced maintenance and access hours, a fundraiser is planned for Saturday morning, July 20, to mark the park’s 108th birthday.

Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K run starting at One-Mile Recreation Area. Early registration—through July 13—is $15 for those 15 and under, and $20 for everyone else. Past that date, fees jump to $20 and $25, respectively.

T-shirts with designs from local artist Jake Early will be on sale. Other events include a horse expo, a putting clinic, and star-gazing at the park’s observatory. The money raised will go toward fixing up Caper Acres and other park needs.