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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 McMurtrey Aquatic Center fall lap swim schedule has changed as of October 30, 2017 Download flyer
  • Lap swimming at McMurtrey Aquatics Center has adjusted hours for Saturday, November 4th. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • McMurtrey Aquatics Center lap swim schedule for November 10th: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. only
  • McMurtrey Aquatics Center will be closed on November 23rd and open for lap swimming on November 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Download flyer

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
Ja'Nette Beck
Recreation Supervisor II

Pilar Colunga
Recreation Specialist