City of Orland News & Events

Smoke Free Recreation Areas Promote Health

Glenn County Public Health, tobacco education program, has released information on how Orland has established smoke free recreation areas and where you can enjoy those areas. According to a public health poll taken in August 2013, 89% of 162 individuals polled in Orland approve of the new rule restricting smoking in the parks.

City Projects

In support of the long range General Plan and Five-year Plan, the fiscal year 13/14 project objectives list is intended to establish focus areas for the City for the coming year. This list goes beyond normal operations to define projects that are desired by City Council, achievable within budget, and in alignment with longer term plans. We have also made available the fiscal year 12/13 projects list .

Proposed objectives are shown on a summarized one page document, in quadrant format:

  • The upper two quadrants represent relatively more urgent projects.
  • The left-hand two quadrants represent relatively more important objectives.
  • The result is the top-left quadrant indicates more important & more urgent projects, the bottom-right quadrant less so, respectively.
  • There is some attempt made to prioritize roughly within each category.

City Staff reports quarterly on its accomplishment of project objectives.

Library Project Opens New Chapter

The City Council approved on November 5th an architectural design proposal for the Orland Free Library. The 800-1000 sq ft addition is located to the south of the exiting building and features ADA-compliant (handicap accessible) restrooms, a nice meeting room, a partially covered patio facing the beautiful landscaping between the library and Carnegie Center, and drinking fountains. Ribbon cutting was held at the Ice Cream Social with, from l to r, City Manager Pete Carr, Friends of the Library member Gary Pratt, Vice-Mayor Dennis Hoffman and City Librarian Jody Meza.

Visit Black Butte Lake!

Day-use fees of $4 per car are collected at Buckhorn, Orland Buttes and Eagle Pass recreation areas. Day-use fees are not charged in undeveloped areas such as Grizzly Flats, Angler's Cove, Burris Creek or Observation Point.

Individual and Group campsites in both areas of Black Butte Lake can be reserved in advance, by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) at 1-877-444-6777 or .The fee for a standard campsite at the Buckhorm campground is $20 per night.The Buckhorn Group Campground is available for $175 per night.The Orland Buttes Group Campground is available for $100 per night and a standard campsite for $18 a day. Day Use and Camping Fees are half price with a federal recreation pass.More information on the new senior or access federal recreation passes, can be found at and their web site

Please contact the Park Office at 530-865-4781 or Park Ranger Mary Ann Deeming at 865-4722, extension 28 or at for more information.

The Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Friday from 1 to 7 and Saturdays from noon to 7. Also check the Commission's, website for more information on the featured artists and programs offered by the Commission at the Gallery.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any Orland Art Center Commissioner:  Rae and George Turnbull, Mary Rose Kennedy, Jane King, Steve Elliott, Pat Mullanix, Pam Roundy or City Council Liaison Bruce Roundy. The Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7:00 p.m.

They are also looking for volunteers who are interested in being a docent during the art shows.  It is not a difficult job (no pay of course) and involves being in the gallery for 4 hours, talking with visitors and answering questions they may have.  You do not need to be an artist to be a docent, just have to be interested in the quality of life in Orland.  Please contact any of the commissioners. 

Events at the Gallery:

The Freehand Figure Drawing Sessions are held Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Orland Art Gallery on Fourth and Colusa Streets. Each session is $7.00 and is payable at the beginning of each session. This fee is to cover the cost of the model and contribute to facility maintenance. If you need more information please call Rae at 865-5920.