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City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks operates four public pool facilities of which three are seasonal and one is the year-round McMurtrey Aquatic Center. The department strives to offer safe, fun, affordable, and healthy aquatic programs for all ages.
Current programs and schedules are in the Activities Brochure.





  • Join us for  our Tropical Themed Family Fun Night on Friday, July 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. @ McMurtrey Aquatic Center. $4 a person OR $13 for groups of 4. Children and adults can play games, zoom down the water slides and launch of the diving boards!  Download Flyer 
  • Parent and Me Pooltime on July 20 @ McMurtrey Aquatic Center.  $5 for parent and child, each additional child $4. Download flyer
  • Recreational Open Swim at all City Pools will be cancelled on Saturday, July 21 for the City Championship swim meet.
  • McMurtrey Aquatic Center Lap Swim Cancelled for Saturday, July 21
  • Aquatic Grant Opportunities Still Available! Download Flyer

Aquatic Office Location
1325 Q Street, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 852-7430
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Staff Contacts
Ja'Nette Beck
Recreation Supervisor II

Pilar Colunga
Recreation Specialist