For Immediate Release: 8/4/2014

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Historic Grounds Re-Open at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park

Historic Grounds Re-Open at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park

 Red Bluff, CA.– California State Parks is re-opening the grounds in the historic section of the William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park to the public. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, a large valley oak tree that was an icon of William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park lost its limbs, causing significant damage to the Adobe and several other buildings. Since then, the historic section of the park had remained closed for safety reasons.

The community worked closely with State Parks staff to get the historic grounds re-opened as quickly as possible. CalFire Ishi Camp helped park staff cut and remove all the brush and debris left on the ground after the limbs fell. The Tehama County Probation Department helped load and haul wood to Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area for storage. The Ide Adobe Interpretive Association helped facilitate a meeting for public input on what to do with the wood from the tree and several volunteers have helped park staff with the inventorying and safe storage of artifacts that had to be temporarily removed from the Adobe.

For safety reasons the historic Adobe is fenced off and is not accessible. As soon as the structural damage report is completed State Parks will be working on a plan to get the Adobe re-opened as quickly as possible. Parks hopes to get the Woodshop re-opened within the next month.

Superintendent Aaron Wright said he was very appreciative of all the community support that Ide Adobe Park has received. "It is evident that the community really cares about this Park", Wright said.

The public is invited to come out and stroll through the historic area. Although it looks significantly different without the shade from the large limbs of the old oak, it is still a beautiful area to overlook the Sacramento River and reminisce about days gone by.

The Visitor's Center is currently open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Park Grounds are open Thursday through Sunday sunrise until sunset.



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