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City of Bakersfield Parks

Parks Make Life BetterThe Department of Recreation & Parks takes great pride in the 59 parks, along with the Kern River Parkway and Centennial Plaza, located throughout the City of Bakersfield.

Parks offer opportunities to enrich the quality of life for persons of all ages and abilities.  Children who participate in the many after school programs through the City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks benefit from a safe and enriching environment.  Older adults who participate in a variety of social and recreational opportunities benefit from the social connections and interactions that are fundamental to their well-being. Learn more about the benefits of parks> 

Kern River Parkway
Park Rental
Park Rules
City Parks
Tree Information
R & P Master Plan

wiFiWireless internet service is available in several City parks:  Aera Park, Central Park at Mill Creek, Sports Village and The Park at River Walk.  Through a partnership, Bright House Networks Wireless Hot Spots are available to the community at these parks. Click here for more information.


Park Watch Program
Become a part of Park Watch. Report any suspicious behavior to the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
To report graffiti call (661) 32-ERASE(37273).