Fun Fact #24
In September 1883, Oleo Margarine (Bull Butter) was introduced to Gridley -- "Tis too stiff for wagon grease and too rank for human stomach."



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Outdoors : State/Municipal Parks



Butte County is home to an abundance of parks and recreational areas, including the 3rd largest municipal park in the United States -- Bidwell. There are wonderful areas to picnic, bird watch, fish, hike or simply enjoy the wildlife that abounds. Whether you enjoy the grandeur of massive oaks or the pristine river habitat, Butte County's parks offer spectacular views and recreation.

Bald Rock
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Bidwell park
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park
Caper Acres
Chico Creek Nature Center
Children's Playground
City plaza
Clay Pit State Vehicle Recreation Area
DeGarmo Dog Park
East 20th Street Park
Feather Falls
Five-Mile Recreation Area
Five-Mile/Hooker Oak
Hooker Oak Recreation Area
Lake Oroville
One-Mile Dam Recreation Area
One-Mile Recreation Area
Oroville Dam
Paradise Community Park
Upper Park
Wildwood Park
Wildwood Park



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