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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.




  • McMurtrey Aquatic Center Lap Swimming hours for Independence Day, Monday July 4, 2016; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Lap Swimming and Public Recreation Swim will not be offered on Saturday, July 23rd due to annual City Swim Championship Meet.
  • On-line swim lesson registration for non-grant funded lessons begins on April 20th. Walk-in registration for swim lessons begins on April 29th. All aquatic grants are FULL for the 2016 summer season.
  • The City is currently collecting new and gently used bathing suits to distribute to those in need. Download the flyer: 2016 Bathing Suit Drive
  • Don't miss the 2016 Parent & Me Pool Play Time drop-in sessions! Download the flyer: Parent and Me Pool Time

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