Recreation Services

Gridley Recreation promotes quality recreational, cultural, and outdoor experiences for the Gridley community and our visitors. We are committed to providing the Gridley Area with recreation programs in a coordinated and cost-effective manner.  Our Recreation Offices are located in Vierra Park and we are open M-Th, 9-3pm.  Please call us at (530) 846-3264.

Gridley Park Locations

Manuel Vierra Park is located between the far south ends of Haskell and Washington Streets. The 13.5 acre Park offers huge areas of shaded grass under a grove of oak trees. Park facilities include a new Splash Pad, updated restrooms, playground equipment, tennis courts, barbecue facilities, benches and tables, and baseball and softball diamonds. Gridley Little League baseball games are played here. The Park also has a fenced area for children's birthday parties.

Nick Daddow Park is located at Hazel and Virginia Streets. The stunning landmark underwent a complete rehabilitation in 2017.  The one acre Downtown Park has a gazebo, picnic tables shaded by huge cypress and palm trees, and barbecue facilities. Free concerts are often held at the gazebo. The Park is the central site of the Annual Red Suspenders Day event.

Gridley Rotary Park is located on Washington Street between Sycamore and Magnolia Streets. The one acre Park has shade trees, grass and picnic tables.

Skateboard Park is located at the intersection of Washington Street and Spruce Street. The large modern facility is well used and safely maintained.

Railroad Park is located along Washington Street at Hazel near the Downtown. The recently upgraded Park includes picnic benches, shade trees, and a barbeque area. Just across the street from Railroad Park to the north is Quota Park. This beautiful landscaped area was also completed due to the hard work and dedication of this local organization. The Park is a tranquil sitting area that includes a beautiful fountain, benches, and tables.

Boat Launch Park includes a new boat ramp and dock, restrooms, lighting, and a fish cleaning table.  It's located 10 minutes east of Gridley on East Gridley Road.

Nearby Recreation - The Gridley area is a sportsman's haven. Excellent hunting, fishing and naturalist opportunities are available on private and public lands. The Gray Lodge Wildlife Waterfowl Management Area is located just 10 miles southwest of Gridley. Its 8,400 acres form some of the most intensively used and developed wetlands in the entire Pacific Flyway. Gridley is within minutes of the exceptional recreational facilities available at Lake Oroville. Lake Oroville and the Oroville Afterbay feed into the clear rolling waters of the Feather River, which provides some of the best salmon fishing in the state.

Please join our Gridley Parks and Recreation Facebook Group and stay in contact with us!

Senior Program
Monday – Thursday  9am to 1pm 

Anyone 50 and older is welcome to come join us at the Recreation Center for a relaxing morning of comradery and entertainment.
On Mondays and Wednesdays we play various card and board games while on Tuesday and Thursday we raise the roof with BINGO!
On Tuesday we serve a FREE breakfast at 8:30 am with Bingo starting just after at 9:30 and running till Noon.  On Thursday we start at 10 am and run till Noon as well, then serve a FREE lunch.

We also have commodities available at our location for those Seniors that attend our facility a minimum of four times a month.  This service is not “in addition to” of the commodities available through the Guardian building but instead offered as an alternate pick up site for Seniors so they do not have to stand in line.

If you are sitting at home and want to get out of the house, or know someone that does, come on down!  Like our City, we are group of folks that “loves company!”

Apples to Zebra Kindercare Program

Closed for Summer

Will Reopen In Mid August for the 2017/2018 school year.

Classes will be offered:
Monday – Thrusday  8:30am  to 11:30am

This program offers kids a chance to learn all they need to know for Kindergarten in a structured, safe environment.  They will gain experience interacting with other children, get some daily exercise and with our amazing instructors, begin their education in a fun, positive way! 

Our class is taught by Joleen Johnson a fully qualified Preschool teacher and Director with over 20 years experience. 

Fees are monthly, due on the 1st and are as follows:
$95 for two days a week 
$142.50 for three days a week
$180 for four days a week

*Please Note*  This program runs congruent with the public school year and is not available over the summer.

To apply must turn in your application in person and meet with the instructor Jolene Johnson.  For information or appointments call us at 846-3264, M-Th 9-3pm.


Gridley Safety Fair
Child Car Seats will me our main focus but many topics will be covered as the City of Gridley, Gridley Police Department, Cal Fire, Orchard Hospital, California Highway Patrol and Butte County Health all get together to bring you the word on safety!   

Come on out and join us Friday, June 23rd at the Dow Lewis Lot, 1722 Hwy 99, from 10am to 1pm!  We can't wait to see you there!

The Recreation Division is currently seeking:

Referees for Soccer  
Must have at least three years’ experience playing or one year previously as a referee. Rate is $15 per game. Must be available for shifts on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm, August 19th thru November 4th.  

If interested please inquire now for summer instructors and by July 20th for referee positions at the Recreation Center, 194 Washington Street, Gridley.  Or call us at 846-3264 for more information. Applications are available at the Recreaction Center, City Hall, or click here for an application.

Soccer Registration

Begins May 1st and will run through July 31st.  Absolutely no sign-ups will be accepted after August 1st.  Teams will be assigned the following week and no changes will be made - NO EXCEPTIONS. 

There will be a change this year: Teams will be put together by random draw.  To accommodate the 350 plus children, the Gridley Recreation department will not honor any requests for certain coaches or children to be placed with other children. Siblings will be the only exception and will be kept together, age allowing. The Gridley Recreation Department will strictly enforce this policy; please be aware. We will not be able to accommodate ‘must be on this/my team for a ride’ requests.

Fees:  $80.00 for your first child, $75.00 for a second child with a $5 drop for every child after.
Eligibility:  The league is open to any children in the following age groups:
U-5 (ages 4 and 5) Born by July 31, 2012-2013
U-7 (ages 6 and 7) Born by July 31, 2010-2011
U-9 (ages 8 and 9) Born by July 31, 2008-2009
U-12 (ages 10, 11 and 12) Born by July 31, 2005-2007

CHECK OUT OUR COACHING INCENTIVE - Any parent who volunteers to coach their child’s team gets half off the registration price!

Click here for Soccer Registration Form  
Click here for the Coaches' Volunteer Registration Form
Click here for Full Soccer Flyer

Summer Classes   (June 19 – July 27th)

Arts and Craft Classes  -  $25 per person per class   
June 19-22nd    4 – 7 year olds, Mon – Thurs, 1-3pm
June 26-29th    8 – 12 year olds, Mon – Thurs, 1-3pm
July 24-27    8-12 year olds, Mon – Thurs, 1-3pm

Cooking - $35 per person
July  10 – 13th   7-12 year olds,  Mon – Thurs, 1-3pm

*Currently working on Summer Classes for Tennis/Basketball/Soccer.  Seeking instructors.  Please call us at 846-3264 if you can help or have any questions.