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McMurtrey Activity PoolCity 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.



  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jefferson and Silver Creek Pools are now closed for the 2016 summer season. McMurtrey Aquatic Center will be offering Public Recreational Swim on weekends only, from August 13th to September 5th.
  • McMurtrey Aquatic Center lap swimming hours for Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 2016; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • The City is currently collecting new and gently used bathing suits to distribute to those in need. Download the flyer: 2016 Bathing Suit Drive

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
Terri Elison
Recreation Supervisor II

Ja'Nette Beck
Recreation Specialist

Becky Nickell
Clerk Typist