My Bakersfield

Recreation & Parks Department

Director's Message

Fall in Bakersfield is a great time to enjoy the parks. Reserve a picnic area today for birthday parties, family reunions or a group of friends during the best time of the year for grilling and chilling.

If you are a Pokemon Go fan, track your steps in the 59 parks throughout the city while each step improves your health!  Just remember to watch where you are going and mind the park hours.

Enjoy the free food opportunities at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center after school program and the many family events throughout the city. Take advantage of the Cize Live class at Silver Creek Community Center and Walk with a Doc to stay fit.

We are excited that we will be renovating two of our facilities this fall. McMurtrey Aquatic Center will receive new slides and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will be getting a new gym floor and ceiling. We know you will enjoy these new features!

Dianne Hoover

Contact Us

1600 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Fl
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-FUNN (3866)

"Recreation & Parks enhances the quality of life through a variety of programs, parks, and partnerships."


Saturday, October 1, 2016

7:00 AM  -  2:00 AM
Out of Darkness Walk

7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
ALS Walk

9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Low Cost Rabies & Licensing Clinic

Sunday, October 2, 2016

3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Gospel Fest by San Joaquin Community Hospital

Monday, October 3, 2016

11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
Lacen' it Up Kick Off

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
SJCH Children's Mobile Immunization Clinic

Saturday, October 8, 2016

7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
Yokuts Park Fun Runs with Bakersfield Track Club

7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
Community Wellness 5k

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
Dreams and Hope for the Children Fun Run

7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
Christian Revival

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