Fun Things To Do

Water Spray Parks - More than the backyard sprinkler these parks are full blown water-themed parks. Each park varies with games and gadgets including the "Bucket Trio" that will have you guessing which one is going to spill water, along with "Spray Cannons" that shoots water in a 30 foot radius. To find the nearest water park to your home call (661) 326-FUNN.

McMurtrey Aquatic Center
The multi-use facility is located at 1325 Q street. The facility features an 8,551 square foot recreation pool and a 50-meter competition pool. Other amenities include a double water slide, a water volley ball area, and specially designed interactive wet play equipment.

City Pools
During the hot days of summer, the City pools are open for public use. The pools offer fun for everyone. The following pools are:
Jefferson Pool,Beale & Barnard Street; MLK Pool, East California & South Owens Street; Silver Creek Pool, Harris & Reliance.
Call (661) 326-FUNN

Bakersfield City Pool Rules:

  • Participants must wear swim suits. Shirts, shorts, denim, or cut-offs are not permitted.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted.
  • Non-swimmers under the age of 18 and children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children ages 5 and under require one-on-one adult supervision.
  • Swim diapers are required for children under the age of 3 or for older children not completely toilet trained.
  • No outside food or drinks allowed. (Food and drinks allowed at Silver Creek and Jefferson Pools on the grass areas ONLY.)

Extra Fun

FACT, Facility for Animal Care and Treatment,
Wildlife Education, 
California State University, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Kern County's Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live chapters are a place where students can come together in an atmosphere of openness to express their ideas and share about their lives without fear or rejection. It is a place of positive acceptance.

Kern County Fair
Kern County Fair is held every year during the month of September, visit the Kern County Fair website to learn more.


Bakersfield Museum of Art
1930 R Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
2018 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Buck Owens Crystal Palace Museum

2800 Buck Owens Boulevard
Bakersfield, CA 93308

California Living Museum (CALM)
10500 Alfred Harrell Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
Telephone: (661) 852-5000
Fax: (661) 322-6415

Fun Sports to Play & Watch

You Play!

Bakersfield Ice Sports

BMX (Bicycle Motorcross)

City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks

Golden Youth Empire Football

Bakersfield Blaze Baseball
Bakersfield Condors
Condors Kids Site
Famoso Raceway
Bakersfield Speedway

League Of Dreams
Every child should have a change to play.


4-H Clubs of Kern County
1031 S. Mount Vernon Ave., 661-328-6216.  Provides a variety of programs, including arts and crafts, sports in both tradition club setting and outreach programs, as well as involvement with raising animals.

Bakersfield Police Activities League:
301 E. Fourth St. 661 283-8880
Provides programs for children at no cost.  Includes computer classes, several sports, community service, art programs, aerobics classes and more!

Friendship House Community Center:
2424 Cottonwood Road, 661 831- Aimed at children from kindergarten through high school Provides after-school care, computer lab, tutoring, summer programs, arts and crafts and sports.  Five -acre fenced facility with swimming pool, football field, baseball diamond and basketball courts.

Generation X-cellent
131 Warner St., Ridgecrest, 760-371-2247.  Serves students in all grades, with self-development classes, tutoring, parenting classes and mentoring.

Girl Scouts: Joshua Tree Council:
1831 Brundage Lane, 661-327-1409

Shafter Recreation & Parks District
700 E. Tulare., Shafter, 661 746-3303.  Offers seasonal sports, swimming in the summer.  Offers Meals on Wheels for senior citizens in Shafter and Wasco.

YMCA of Kern County
1920 F Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
Telephone: (661) 328-9622

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