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New Special Use Permits Available for Churches, Gyms, Youth Sports

The City of Bakersfield's Recreation & Parks Department has made a new COVID-19 Special Use Permit available for churches, fitness gyms and local youth sports associations. The applications are linked below.

These permits, which can be applied for immediately, will allow these organizations to operate in a City-maintained park while following the guidelines mandated by the State. There is no fee required to receive the permit.

This new COVID-19 SUP will be available throughout the duration of the City's local Emergency Declaration, which was declared on March 19, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City is working to process these applications and issue the COVID-19 SUP within five business days.