Caper Acres restores hours thanks to company's donation

POSTED: 7:06 AM Jul 26 2013   UPDATED: 12:13 PM Jul 26 2013
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CHICO, Calif. -

Caper Acres playground in Chico's Bidwell Park will be open six days a week again, after a donation from a local company.

ServPro, a professional cleaning company, has offered to voluntarily staff the play area.

The hours at Caper Acres had been reduced to three days a week (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) due to budget cuts. The city public works department said it no longer had enough money to maintain the playground and restroom six days a week.

Now ServPro staff will volunteer 18 hours a week, allowing the city restore its original Caper Acres hours to remain open six days a week.

The new schedule will start Tuesday,  July 30.