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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 Due to maintenance on the competition pool at McMurtrey Aquatic Center, lap swim will be canceled on Friday, August 18th. (5:30 - 7:30 am. & 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. sessions)
  • Public recreation swim has ended at all City pools for the 2017 summer season. 

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