Around 6:30 am Tuesday morning, a person enjoying Chico’s beautiful Lower Bidwell Park came across an odd sight. A car was spotted parked right in the middle of the Sycamore Pool. They immediately called 911 and Chico Police are investigating the incident.
In order to retrieve the car from the pool, the park manager for the city of Chico was called in at 7:30 am to begin draining the pool to remove the car. Witnesses claim the car was in the pool since 1 am Tuesday.
We will continue to provide updates on the incident as more information is made public.
The Sycamore Pool, located in Lower Bidwell Park’s 1-Mile, is a concrete-reinforced, man-made pool “cut” into the river. Popular to families and college students to beat the heat during the hot summer months, nowadays, it also moonlights as a parking lot.
Zach O’Brien is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Active NorCal