Kern County, California

General Services ♦ Parks and Recreation


Welcome to the Kern County Parks Division's web site. Here you will find locations and facilities to meet your needs from kayaking to company picnics, from weddings to outdoor adventures, from water skiing to service club meetings and much more.

We invite you to learn about our many parks and buildings and how they add to the quality of life in Kern County.

News and Announcements


Escape the Heat: Cooling Center Information and Current Status

Senior citizens and others at risk from extreme heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Cooling center information will be updated daily.


Spray Parks are now open daily from 12:00-7:00 pm

at Pioneer Park and Mojave Park
Casa Loma Spray Park is open daily from 12:00-5:00 pm

due to water restrictions


Lake Woollomes will reopen to the public on Friday, April 28, 2017


The Parks Department has Moved  (255K PDF)

We relocated from our previous 2820 "M" Street location to the County Administrative Building on Truxtun Avenue Monday, December 12th.


Current Closures

Special Events at Lake Ming - 2017  (259K )

Administration Office

Address: Kern County General Services - Parks and Recreation
1115 Truxtun Ave., 3rd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301     Map/Directions
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Please note: The Administration Office stops taking payments at 4:30 pm.
Phone #: (661) 868-7000
FAX #: (661) 868-7001
Emergencies after 5:00 pm: (661) 861-3110
Web site:

Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
Phone #: (661) 868-7000

The Parks Division strives to do the best job possible in serving our customers. Comments and suggestions for improvement are always appreciated!

The Kern County Parks and Recreation Division manages 8 regional parks, 40 neighborhood parks and 25 public buildings, supervises three golf courses and landscapes 76 county buildings. Our facilities include fishing lakes, Veterans, Senior, Community and Recreation Buildings, group and individual campgrounds, boating, sailing, a soccer park and museums.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan - Adopted 7/6/10 (PDF)

Heritage Commission: On 4/4/17, the Board of Supervisors approved transferring the Heritage Commission jurisdiction from the Parks Division to the Veterans Service Department.   View Commission Information