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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 county-wide local military service men and women.

 

Park Concept

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Park View Park View drawing

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
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars - Posts 1747, 9602 and Ladies Auxiliary: Fund raising
  • American Legion - Post 95: Fund raising
  • Lynn and Stu Shaner: Fund raising
  • Feather Falls Casino: Hosting Motorcycle Rally
  • NorCal Waste: Provided no-fee rubbish bins and waste hauling.
  • Carey Construction: Discounted demolition of existing structures.
  • 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
  • City of Oroville Supplemental Benefits Fund: Grants
  • Gridley Union High School, Class of 1964: Disolution Fund Donations
  • Chico Sons of Italy: Hosting fund raising events
  • Omega Nu Alpha Beta: Donated Flagpole
  • Recology: Donated funds
  • Gold Country Casino: Fund raiser venue
  • Oroville Gleaners: Donated surplus equipment & goods
  • Brad's Rustic Flags: On-going donations

Accomplishments To Date

  1. 2002 - Oroville Veterans Memorial Committee formed
  2. 2003 - A park feasibility study completed
  3. April 27, 2004 - Butte County Board of Supervisors OK grant money 
  4. December 2005 - Purchased the lot next to the Vet's Hall for the park site
  5. February 2006 - Purchased vacant lot next to Boss Burger from Butte County
  6. March 2008 - County purchases all properties for park.
  7. April 2008 - Remove existing structures
  8. 2009 -  Site is surveyed. Land titles are finalized. Engineering drawings in progress.
  9. December 2009 - Conceptual drawings competed and approved.
  10. Spring 2010 - Official ground breaking.
  11. August 2010 - Fencing installed around Park worksite.
  12. November 2010 - County approves building permit.
  13. September 2011 - County accepts bid from contractor to build retaining wall for river overlook.
    Retaining wall blocks are cast.
  14. November 17, 2011 - Retaining wall construction begins.
  15. February 2012 - Retaining wall completed.
  16. October 2013 - Pave walkways and parking area
  17. April 14, 2014 - Parking Lots and landscaping completed
  18. July 29, 2017 - Phase 2 construction
    • Construct Memorial Tile Wall
    • Install Decorative Overlook Fence
    • Hardscape River Overlook
  19. September 3, 2019 - Complete engineering drawings for shade structure
  20. February 19, 2020 - Phase 3 engineering drawings complete
  21. April 30, 2021 - Contractor assigned to Phase 3 - Flagpole, hardscaping for shade structure, foundations for monuments
  22. July 7, 2021 - Granite bench on overlook set in-place

Pending Installations

  • Flagpole with lights (*in progress)
  • Medal of Honor monuments for Wigle & Young at flagpole base (*pending)
  • Six War Monuments engraved with the names of Butte County's dead and missing
  • The Secret War: General Vang Pao & Lao Army monument
  • Shade structure
  • Steel benches under shade structure
  • Hardscaping, walkways
  • Bugler statue
  • Service Dog statue
  • Pave Park entry area adjacent to Montgomery Street sidewalk - including installation of benches
  • Service and MIA/POW flags
  • Eagle Statue
  • Final Landscaping
  • Restrooms