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Changes for Bidwell Park Barbecuers

Residents are now restricted to only gas and charcoal burning, when barbecuing in Bidwell Park.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 5:51 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Residents are now restricted to only gas and charcoal burning, when barbecuing in Bidwell Park.

Not only that, but barbecuers must finish grilling before sundown.

The barbecue areas in Bidwell Park are no longer allowing natural burning wood.

Charcoal and gas grills are now enforced in designated barbecue areas only.

The Vice President of the Park and Playground Commission, Tom Nickell, said the decision was made Monday night and will hopefully help to preserve the park and enhance public safety.

"The parks a jewel, so what we're doing- it's for protection and there's no reason why you need wood fire here so that's why we pushed for charcoal or gas only," Nickell said.

Nickell, said people have been complaining about the homeless using the barbecues to start wood-based fires.

He said, it's important to take into account the amount of wildfires we've had, and how we, "missed a bullet with the Stoney Fire."

The barbecuing hours will coincide with park hours.

Summer hours are 7a.m. to 9p.m.

And starting October 1st, the hours will change from 7a.m. to 7p.m..

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