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 three miles east of Gridley on East Gridley Road.

Trails - The Heron Landing Neighborhood includes a 1 mile trail.  The Eagle Meadows Neighborhood includes a half mile trail that circles the Eagel Meadow Park.

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!

Basketball Registration

Early Registration September 30th thru November 22nd, 2019:  $40.00 for the first child ($5 reduction for each additional child).  Late Registration will be accepted November 25th  thru December 6th, 2019 with a $10.00 Late Fee per child.  Due to the necessary administrative coordination and to provide coaches sufficient preparation time, no registration will be accepted after December 6th, 2019.

The Gridley Recreation Division will be accepting Recreation Basketball sign ups for the Winter 2020 league at the Gridley Recreation Center (Monday-Thursday 9am – 2pm) at 194 Washington Street (in Vierra Park) or at City Hall (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) 685 Kentucky Street.

GREAT COACHING INCENTIVE:  Any parent who volunteers to coach their child’s team receives half off their total registration price!

ELGIBILTY: The league is open to all children in first thru eight grade.

Teams will be constructed at random.   To properly accommodate all participants, the Gridley Recreation Division will not honor requests for certain coaches or children to be placed in specific teams. The Division is open to discussion of special circumstances. However, please note the Gridley Recreation Division will STRICTLY ENFORCE this policy. 

Soccer Registration

Early Registration April 27th thru July 3rd, 2020:  $50.00 for the first child ($5 reduction for each additional child).  Late Registration will be accepted July 6th  thru July 17th, 2020 with a $10.00 Late Fee per child.  Due to the necessary administrative coordination and to provide coaches sufficient preparation time, no registration will be accepted after July 19th.

The Gridley Recreation Division will be accepting GYSL soccer sign ups for the fall 2020 league at the Gridley Recreation Center (Monday-Thursday 9am – 2pm) at 194 Washington Street (in Vierra Park) or at City Hall (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) 685 Kentucky Street.

GREAT COACHING INCENTIVE:  Any parent who volunteers to coach their child’s team receives half off their total registration price!

ELGIBILTY: The league is open to any children in the following divisions:

4-year-old Division (Age 4 by September 5th, 2020)

U6 Division (Age 5 or 6 by September 5th, 2020)

U8 Division (Age 7 or 8 by September 5th, 2020

U10 Division (Age 9 or 10 by September 5th, 2020)

Girls U12/14 Division (Age 11-14 by September 5th, 2020)

Boys U12/14 Division (Age 11/14 by September 5th, 2020)

Teams will be constructed at random.   To properly accommodate all participants, the Gridley Recreation Division will not honor requests for certain coaches or children to be placed in specific teams. The Division is open to discussion of special circumstances. However, please note the Gridley Recreation Division will STRICTLY ENFORCE this policy. 

Click here for the Youth Sports Registration Form

Click here for the Volunteer Coach Application Form

Senior Program

Anyone 60 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 and on Tuesday and Thursday we raise the roof with BINGO!
On Tuesdays we serve a breakfast at 9 am with Bingo starting just after 9:30  am and running till Noon.  On Thursday we start at 9:30 am and run till Noon as well.  We then serve a delicious lunch.

Very positive changes are planned starting November 4th, including the addition of more lunch days.  We will start serving lunch Monday through Thursday along with additional recreational activities for our wonderful Seniors.  Exciting times ahead!

 

Apples to Zebra Kindercare Program

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


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

Fees are monthly, due on the 1st and are as follows:
$105 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 please submit your application in person and meet with the instructor.  For information or appointments call us at 846-3264, M-Th 9-3pm.


 


 

Stay tuned for more information abour our exciting Summer Classes!

Details in the links below. You can register at the Gridley Recreation Center located in Vierra Park, Mon-Thurs., 9:30am-1pm. You can also register at City Hall, Mon-Fri., 8am-5pm. Please follow us on facebook to get up to date information on our summer classes and other upcoming events!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/120025737091/

Click here for our Registration Form

For more information, please check out our Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/120025737091/

Help Wanted

Referees for Basketball - If interested please contact us at the Recreation Center, 194 Washington Street prior to December 1st, 2019.  Or call us at 846-3264 for more information. Applications are available at the Recreation Center, City Hall, or click here for an application.