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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.




  • Swim lesson registration is almost here -  Online registration begins April 17 at 8:00 a.m. Walk-in registration begins April 26 at 8:00 a.m. for more information please visit the aquatics swim programs page 
  • Lifeguard recruitment is happening now - ​New pre-assessment dates added. If you are interested in joining the City of Bakersfield's water safety team this summer please see 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