My Bakersfield

Department of Recreation & Parks

Director's Message

Woman holding a tennis racketFinally, the temperature has cooled down and winter activities are here! Bring the whole family to the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1st and start the new year with a splash.

Check out the new 3 Wins Fitness program at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday. Also, the after school program provides free food to the children on a daily basis, sponsored by Kern County Superintendent of Schools. Several programs are ongoing at Silver Creek and Saunders, as well as the McMurtrey Aquatic Center.

All City Parks are open year-round and are a great place to reserve for birthdays, family reunions and special events. Be sure to try the Kern River Parkway multi-purpose trail on your bike or on foot. The monthly Full Moon Bike Rides sponsored by Bike Bakersfield are very popular family events.  Enjoy!

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."


Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Full Moon Ride with Bike Bakersfield

Friday, March 2, 2018

5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
BPD Community Outreach

Saturday, March 3, 2018

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Wellspring Free Methodist Church

Saturday, March 10, 2018

6:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
Issac's Miles for Miracles @ Yokuts Park

6:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
BFD Trout Fishing Derby @ The Park at River Walk

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

9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Arbor Day Planting at Stonecreek Park

Saturday, March 17, 2018

6:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
St. Patrick's 5k Run/Walk @ The Park at River Walk

Saturday, March 31, 2018

10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM
Springtime Egg Hunt

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