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City 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.



  • NEW OPPORTUNITY: The City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks is looking for qualified individuals to become a part of our aquatic team.  Download the flyer for training details
  • Winter/Spring 2017 McMurtrey lap swimming hours have changed. Download the schedule
  • The McMurtey Administrative Office will be closed on February 20th in observation of President's Day. Lap swimming will be available 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on February 20th.

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

Lisa Phillips
Recreation Specialist

Becky Nickell
Clerk Typist