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Our Project

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Clearing the land for our park

 

The Oroville Veterans Memorial Park Committee

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to building a memorial park in Oroville, California to properly honor our local veterans of military service. Additionally, we are gathering names and historical information on those veterans who died serving their country. They will be honored, name by name, on special monuments in our park.


Visit our Honor Roll and Archives to view the information we have on those who served. We encourage visitors who have additional historical information to contact us so we can properly acknowledge our military service men and women.

Park Concept

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Generous Contributors To Our Park

  • State of California Taxpayers - under Prop. 12 Park Grant, 2000, Gov. Gray Davis
  • Butte County and The Board of Supervisors
  • Greg Melton of Land Images
  • Veterans of foreign Wars - Posts 1747 and 9602 and Ladies Auxiliary
  • American Legion - Post 95
  • Lynn and Stu Shaner
  • Feather Falls Casino
  • State of California Taxpayers - Proposition 12 Park Grant, 2000, Grey Davis
  • NorCal Waste: Provided no-fee rubbish bins and waste hauling.
  • Carey Construction: Discounted demolition of existing structures.
  • Northstar Engineering: Pro Bono engineering design of park
  • John Christofferson: Pro Bono park site surveying
  • Morgan Tree Service: Pro Bono tree removal
  • City of Oroville: Property purchase and appraisal service
  • PG&E: Utilities disconnection
  • Committee volunteers: Site clean up and fund raising
  • Feather River Parks and Recreation: Prop 12 funds, Architect funding, staff work
  • Ted Bigelow: Backhoe / ditch work
  • Bud Tracy: Pro Bono work
  • Gridley Union High School, Class of 1964

 

Accomplishments To Date

  • A site chosen
  • A design selected
  • Tax-exempt status obtained
  • A feasibility study completed
  • April 27, 2004 - Butte County Board of Supervisors OK grant money 
  • December 2005 - Purchased the lot next to the Vet's Hall for the park site
  • February 2006 - Purchased vacant lot next to Boss Burger from Butte County
  • March 2008 - County purchases all properties for park.
  • April 2008 - Site preparation begins.
  • 2009 -  Site is surveyed. Land titles are finalized. Engineering drawings in progress.
  • December 2009 - Conceptual drawings competed and approved.
  • Spring 2010 - Official ground breaking.
  • August 2010 - Fencing installed around Park worksite.
  • November 2010 - County approves building permit.
  • September 2011 - County accepts bid from contractor to build retaining wall for river overlook. Retaining wall blocks are being cast.
  • November 17, 2011 - Retaining wall construction begins.
  • February 2012 - Retaining wall completed.
  • April 14, 2014 - Parking Lots and landscaping completed

 

Construction Schedule

Phase I

Remove existing structures - COMPLETED Spring 2008

Complete engineering drawings - COMPLETED Dec 2009

Install park overlook retaining wall - COMPLETED Feb 2012

Phase II

Pave walkways and parking area - Started October 2013

Install landscaping - COMPLETED January 2014

Park paved and open - COMPLETED April 14, 2014

Phase III

Construction for this phase began August 2016

  • Install Decorative Overlook Fence
  • Pave River Overlook
  • Construct Memorial Tile Wall

Subsequent Phases

  • Install six War Monuments
  • Install flagpole
  • Install final walkways & pavilion
  • Place Bugler statue & complete Central Park Area
  • Install restrooms with educational murals
  • Place Service Dog statue
  • Pave Park entry area adjacent to Montgomery Street sidewalk including installation of benches, the eagle statue, service flags and MIA/POW flags