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McMurtrey Activity PoolCity 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.



  • CHANGE: McMurtrey pools will be closed from October 31st through January 1st for new water slide construction. The McMurtrey Aquatic Center office will remain open during construction.
  • Lap swimming at Silver Creek Pool will be offered Tuesday, November 1st through Thursday, December 29th. Download the flyer
  • Labor Day, September 5th will be the final day of public recreational swim at McMurtrey Aquatic Center for the 2016 summer season. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jefferson and Silver Creek Pools are now closed for the 2016 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