Recreation Events

Celebrate 10-Sundial Bridge 2004-2014

We have two weeks of celebration events surrounding 10th anniversary of the Sundial Bridge!

Celebrate 10

June 20 to July 4: Sundial Bridge Tours and activities at Turtle Bay Exploration Park
June 20: Evening BANDALOOP performance on the Sundial Bridge
Opening Night with live music by the North State Symphony
June 21: Summer Solstice activities around the Sundial Bridge
June 21: Evening BANDALOOP performance on the Sundial Bridge
With live music by the North State Symphony
June 22-25: Sundial Music Festival evenings at Riverfront Amphitheater
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June 27: Brewers By the Bridge
10 Breweries: Hosted by Catalyst Redding Youth Professionals
June 28: Sundial Splash Community Float Event
Visit for information and registration
June 28: Sundial Celebration at the Redding Civic Auditorium
An evening of food, music & fun on The Civic's front lawn
June 29- July 2: Sundial Music Festival evenings at Riverfront Amphitheater
For more information visit
July 4: Freedom Festival Fireworks Show

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Gnarly Neon 5K

Gnarly Neon Returns! Runners, Walkers and stroller pushers will rock out to awesome beats while getting showered in colorful chaos throughout the course!

Date: May 3, 2014
Location: Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Packet Pick Up: Sports Authority, 1347 Churn Creek Rd.
Time of Pick Up: TBA
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The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 10 am-4:00 pm

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Whole Earth

Wedding Plans? Choose Us!

Are you and your future spouse looking for a romantic, scenic, affordable location for a reception and/or wedding service? Maybe a 25 or 50 year anniversary celebration? How about a facility that can comfortably seat 125-210 people, unlimited parking, right on the river with an outdoor patio and plenty of scenic vistas? Sound too good to be true? Try the Caldwell Recreation Center! Or maybe a more distinctive and unique setting directly over the river? Then try the Diestlehorst Bridge. Call us at 225-4095 and check to see if we have your special date available. Hurry, these go fast!

Summer 2014 Triathlon Event

Sat • 6/14 • 9:00 am-12:00 noon

Location: Redding Aquatic Center, Caldwell Park

Fee Schedule:
$25 Early Registration (on or before 5/9)
$35 Standard Registration (5/9 to 6/6)
$45 Late Registration (6/7 to day of the race)
$20 Prep Camp Participants

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Call the Recreation Office at 225-4095.
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Or come by and see us at 1250 Parkview Avenue, Redding

Closed Furlough Fridays

On certain Fridays, the Recreation Office (located at 1250 Parkview Ave.) will be closed as part of the City wide Furlough Friday. We will typically reopen the following Monday. All other Recreation programs, camps, events, etc. will remain open and staffed. Closure dates for 2014 are: 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13.

Breathe Easy!

Enjoy smoke-free parks

Because we value modeling a healthy lifestyle to youth in our recreation program, the City of Redding passed a smoke-free parks policy beginning November 16, 2012. This will allow everyone to enjoy smoke-free park in Redding! For more information, please read the information linked below or call our office at 530.225.4512.

Read the Municipal Code concerning Smoke-Free Park Facilities