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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.



  • Spring 2017 McMurtrey lap swimming hours have changed. Download the schedule
  • Swim Lesson registration begins online April 19th. Discounted swim lesson registration is available in person at McMurtrey Aquatic Center beginning April 28th, first-come, first-served.

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