My Bakersfield

Department of Recreation & Parks

Director's Message

As the days get shorter, recreation opportunities are everywhere and are for everyone. Discover a lifetime of opportunity exploring the Kern River Parkway on a bicycle, swimming laps at the heated McMurtrey Aquatic Center, or signing up for a dance class or fitness program. The After School Program at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center provides snacks, homework help, and supervised daily activities for school age children to engage in productive time with friends and mentors. Children can learn to maintain a bicycle and then keep the bicycle for their own use and responsibility every day. Indoor soccer, adaptive sports programs, in-line hockey and learning to kayak, are just a few more fun things to do this fall.

Adults can join a softball team, participate in pickleball or reserve a picnic shelter for an outing with friends and family. With 59 parks, 32 miles of paved multi-use trail, and 2 community centers, you can create your own adventure this fall.

Dianne Hoover



Contact Us

1600 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Fl
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-FUNN (3866)

"Recreation & Parks enhances the quality of life through a variety of programs, parks, and partnerships."


Thursday, November 15, 2018

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Covered California Press Event

Saturday, November 17, 2018

8:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
Arthritis Foundation Walk

10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
Sister City Gardens Festival

Thursday, November 22, 2018

7:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Turkey Run

Friday, November 23, 2018

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Full Moon Ride with Bike Bakersfield

Saturday, November 24, 2018

5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
Tree Lighting at Centennial Plaza

Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
Light Up the Night Bike Bakersfield

Saturday, December 8, 2018

7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
Yokuts Park Fun Runs with Bakersfield Track Club

Monday, December 10, 2018

8:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
Adventist Health Children's Mobile Immunization Clinic

Saturday, January 12, 2019

7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
Yokuts Park Fun Runs with Bakersfield Track Club

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