Feather River Conceptual Master Plan Guides the Way!

The Supplemental Benefit Fund (SBF), an organization formed by the City of Oroville & Feather River Parks and Recreation, is alive and well. There has recently been a request for projects to enhance the community and develop economic growth. The Feather River Conceptual Master Plan is one of the primary guides for community and development organizations to use in requesting projects. This document takes the waterfront, adjacent elements & properties and blends them into a cohesive planning area.

We know the river is an Asset… the down town and central Oroville needs to turn toward the river, ACTIVATING and ENHANCING its banks for access and viewing.  It is an amenity key to the economic and social future of Oroville.
Greg Melton – MDG

You can read through the document, available here in pdf, for some highlights as to what to expect to be funded by the SBF.

At Riverbend Park, the Point is Adventure

Riverbend Park, one of the 11 parks operated by Feather River Parks and Recreation District in Butte County, is still recovering from floods caused during the 2017 Oroville Dam Spillway failure. At MDG, we’ve had the pleasure of working on that park for a couple of projects through the years and can’t wait to complete the next phase of our work there. While new soccer fields are some of the greenest around with the addition of  biocarbon soil amendment, lately we’ve been thinking more vertically.

In partnership with Patronicity, a civic crowdfunding platform, Riverbend Park has a project fundraiser currently ongoing. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise $88,000 to create Butte County’s largest climbing boulder and install it at Riverbend Park. This boulder, to be built by Eldorado Climbing Walls, will offer the community a place to build trust, a connection to outdoor activity, and confidence in each other.

If the $88,000 goal is met, the boulder will become the core of the upcoming Point Adventure multi-generational outdoor space at Riverbend Park. This space, to be located just off of the beach, will feature slides, zip lines, tall swings, adventure fire tower, and an obstacle course designed for youth & adults alike. Click here if you would like to contribute to this campaign.