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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: Come join on us on January 21st at McMurtrey Aquatic Center for the annual Polar Bear Plunge Event and the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new slides at McMurtrey.  Download the flyer
  • NEW: McMurtrey lap swimming will reopen on Tuesday, January 17th. Download the schedule
  • Lap swimming at Silver Creek Pool will be offered Tuesday, November 1st through Saturday, January 14th. Download the flyer
  • The McMurtey Administrative Office will be closed on December 26th, January 2nd, and January 16th.

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