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City Spray Parks to Re-Open this Week

COVID-19 signage to be posted around parks

The City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Department is excited to announce that City-operated spray parks will re-open on Wednesday, June 10, following new guidance from the state and Kern County Department of Public Health (KCDPH).

These amenities had been closed in order to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the community.

The Recreation & Parks Department has received guidelines from the KCDPH for the safe re-opening of a number of amenities, including public spray parks. The department will be implementing those guidelines immediately in order to re-open the spray parks as soon as possible.

Once re-opened, the spray parks’ hours of operation will remain 1 to 6 p.m. daily, the same as previous years.

Only two City-operated spray parks will not open on June 10, due to required maintenance: Mesa Marin and Saunders Park.

The City will install signage at its spray parks, reminding the public to continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state and county health departments. The City asks anyone who visits a spray park to continue to practice social distancing of at least six feet from others, washing your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds, and the recommendation of wearing a facemask or face covering while in public if social distancing is not possible.

City-operated public pools will remain closed until further notice. The Recreation & Parks Department is working to ensure it can properly adhere to the state and county health department guidelines before opening the pools for public use.