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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.





NEW McMurtrey Aquatic Center is scheduled to re-open for lap swim on Monday, November 30.

LAP SWIM RESERVATION NOTE FOR NOVEMBER 30: Lane reservations for opening day will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25. Lane reservations for each day after will operate the same as before the closure with reservations opening at 8 a.m. for the following day. All COVID-19 guidelines remain in place and lane reservations are mandatory. Call the reservation line at 661-852-7440 to book a lap swim lane.

2020 Lap Swim/Water Walking COVID-19 Information, Schedule & Fees

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