Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 5-31-23

Come Visit Paradise’s New Downtown Area

In the past few years, the Town and builders have been hard at work to complete the downtown area. Using a pre-fire grant of $7 million, the Town has used this money to update:

  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs and gutters
  • Bike paths
  • Lighting
  • Landscaping

Now, you can stroll along sidewalks with friends and family. Enjoy the bike paths that provide a safe passage. The new lighting makes walking around at night much easier. And contemporary landscaping makes Paradise feel just like home.


RESOURCES & UPDATES 

SAVE THE DATE! “Prepared Paradise” Emergency Event June 15th, 2023 

The Town of Paradise, in collaboration with Butte County, is pleased to announce the upcoming “Prepared Paradise” Emergency Exercise on June 15, 2023. Taking place from 8:30am-2:00pm, this comprehensive exercise aims to provide a valuable opportunity for local agencies, partner organizations, and the public to engage in emergency response actions and enhance disaster preparedness efforts. 

Residents can anticipate the following timeline of events during the drill day: 

8:30am: Exercise commences- residents will notice uniformed fire responders and vehicles throughout the Town. 

9:00am – 12:00pm: TOP Pop Event at Paradise Community Park 

10:00am: Audible test of Early Warning Sirens. 

10:00am- 11:00am: Traffic control in effect- motorists will be directed to detour from Skyway to Wagstaff to Clark Road. 

“Prepared Paradise” aims to reinforce the resilience of the community in the face of potential emergencies and build confidence in the disaster preparedness measures implemented by the Town of Paradise and Butte County. Collaboration between local agencies, partner organizations, and the public is essential for creating a safer and more secure environment for all residents. 

TOTR Presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbit  

Kicking off June with an absurdist adventure by Nassim Soleimanpour, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be performing at Theatre on the Ridge. The show is from June 1st – 17th and is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss! To see show times and purchase your tickets visit totr.org

Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Northern California Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a romantic comedy based on the play by William Shakespeare. This performance will be at the Paradise Performing Arts Center June 2nd & 3rd and tickets can be purchased at different businesses around Town. For more information and where to purchase tickets click here.   

High Voltage  

Come down to Jen’s Place Friday night, June 2nd and enjoy some music and drinks. Must be 21 to attend!

National Trails Day 

Meet at Paradise Lake for trail stewardship day in celebration of National Trails Day June 3rd from 8:00am-12:00pm. Visit, paradisePRPD.com for more information.  

Paradise Police & Fire Station Tour & Open House 

Moms of the Ridge invites all families to participate in this fun and free local event from 10:00am- 12:00pm at The Paradise Fire Station and Police Department (767 Birch Street & 5595 Black Olive Dr) Saturday June 3rd.  

Paradise Garden Tour 

This two-day event, June 3rd and 4th will have you touring privately owned gardens throughout the Town of Paradise. A big plant sale and boutique will be along the way, as well as tips and tricks on bringing your garden back to life. Make sure you purchase a ticket for the tour, you can do that at bit.ly/3INpo8e and to find more information about the event.  

Art of Play 

Paradise Arts Center is having a FREE play day offering different media classes taught by proficient professionals Saturday June 3rd from 10:30am- 2:30pm. Admission is free and there will be plenty to see and do, so come on down (5564 Almond St)!  

Rock the Ridge 

Rock the Ridge is a music festival providing fun for all ages while benefiting the community! Come enjoy some great bands at Terry Ashe Park June 3rd from 3-9:00pm. To see who is performing and to find out more visit rocktheridge.rocks.  

Paradise Pool  

Save the date! The Paradise Pool is opening June 10th!  Come to the Aquatic Park (5600 Recreation Drive) and try the rock-climbing wall, water slide and much more! Visit, paradisePRPD.com for more information.  

Early Warning Siren Update 

The Early Warning Siren (EWS) construction is moving along! The required 16-foot holes have already been dug for the first eleven towers, with a rebar cage established within each of the above-mentioned holes. With good weather continuing, the project will be moving forward. 

Residential Ignition Resistant Improvement Program 

The Town of Paradise is excited to announce that after many years of advocacy and planning, we are launching our Residential Ignition Resistant Improvement Program.  This program helps with the cost of eligible improvements that will help make homes that survived the Camp Fire in Paradise more resilient.  Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2023 or until the program is full. The program is limited to $90,000 in improvements per property. The property owner is responsible for 25% of the total cost of improvements. Find out more about the program and how to apply at townofparadise.com. 

Burn Permits   

Effective Saturday April 1st, 2023, the Town of Paradise permitted burn start time changed from 8:45 am to 6:00 am. Residential and Fuel Reduction permits issued prior to April 1st, 2023, will not reflect the change in burn hours but permittees will be allowed to start burning at 6:00 am. Permits issued after April 1st, 2023, will have the updated burn hours on them. Burning needs to be completed and piles need to be completely extinguished by dusk. 

Burn permits are required when burning in the Town of Paradise. Burn permits can be purchased online at www.Townofparadise.com or at the Building Resiliency Center, located at 6295 Skyway. All burning must be in accordance with requirements listed on burn permits. Before burning you are required to confirm burn day status with Butte County Air Quality Management District by calling (530) 332-9407 or Toll Free (855) 332-9407. 

COMMERCIAL SIGN REMOVAL PROGRAM 

The Town of Paradise Commercial Sign Removal Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, until all allocated funds have been expended. A total of $100,000 has been allocated for this program. After an application is approved, the Town will work with the business and licensed contractor to have the sign removed and will pay the contractor directly for the service. For more information and an application, visit bit.ly/3IW9aee

Paradise Traffic Control & Road Repave Map 

The Town has created a google map with ongoing traffic control in Paradise and another map for road repaving.  

  • Click here to view the map Paradise Traffic Control Map. 
  • Click here to view the map of the Paradise Road Repave Project. 

Make it Paradise Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise.  Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.

Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.