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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 will be open for Public Swim on Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th.  Public swim hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Entry costs: $4 per person or $13 for a group of 4 (children 2 and under are free)

  • Labor Day Lap Swim Schedule (Monday, September 4th):  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. only.

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