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Department of Recreation & Parks

Director's Message

Woman holding a tennis racketFinally, the temperature has cooled down and winter activities are here! Bring the whole family to the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1st and start the new year with a splash.

Check out the new 3 Wins Fitness program at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday. Also, the after school program provides free food to the children on a daily basis, sponsored by Kern County Superintendent of Schools. Several programs are ongoing at Silver Creek and Saunders, as well as the McMurtrey Aquatic Center.

All City Parks are open year-round and are a great place to reserve for birthdays, family reunions and special events. Be sure to try the Kern River Parkway multi-purpose trail on your bike or on foot. The monthly Full Moon Bike Rides sponsored by Bike Bakersfield are very popular family events.  Enjoy!

Dianne Hoover
Director

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Contact Us


1600 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Fl
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-FUNN (3866)
ComPks@bakersfieldcity.us

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

Events

Saturday, January 27, 2018

5:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
A Riverbed Runs Through It Half Marathon @ The Park at River Walk

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018

7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
Anthony's Seeing is Believing 5k/10k @ The Park at River Walk

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
AH Children's Mobile Immunization Clinic

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Tour de Meow 5k

Saturday, March 3, 2018

9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Low Cost Rabies & Licensing Clinic

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
AH Children's Mobile Immunization Clinic

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

Saturday, March 31, 2018

10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM
Springtime Egg Hunt

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