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County of Kern
Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the Kern County Parks Department'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.
Kern County Parks
News and Announcements
05/23/16   An unscheduled vacancy has occurred on the Kern County Heritage Commission. (PDF)
The Heritage Commission shall ring the Liberty Bell on Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Loyalty Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, California Admission Day, Veteran's Day and any event of special significance deemed appropriate by the Board of Supervisors and the Heritage Commission. The Commission shall secure interested organizations to conduct the ceremonies appropriate to the occasions with a member of the Commission or his designate to be present and responsible for ringing the bell.

Any person interested in being considered to fill said vacancy should immediately file in writing a statement identifying the particular board, commission or committee on which he or she would like to serve, name, address, telephone number, résumé of work and education experience, and a brief statement of other qualifications.

Filing address:
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fifth Floor, Bakersfield

After a lapse of ten (10) working days from the position of this notice, the Board of Supervisors intends to appoint a person to fill this vacancy.
05/23/16   Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Funding Requests to be discussed at May Meeting (PDF)
The Kern County Parks and Recreation Commission has received 3 requests for funding for the 2015 - 2106 Fiscal Year.  The requests will be discussed at the Commission meeting on May 25, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.

View Funding Requests:
Friends of Jawbone
Kern County Sheriff's Office
Stewards of the Sequoias
12/11/15   Lamont Park Improvement Project
The Kern County Parks and Recreation Department will be starting an improvement project to install exercise equipment and a walking path at Lamont Park that will temporarily impact park users. The project is anticipated to start in late December 2015 and will end sometime in April 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience during this project time frame.
11/03/15   2016 'All Lakes' and 'Lake Isabella Only' boat permits are now available for sale online.

We are pleased to announce that 2016 Kern County Annual "All Lakes", and "Lake Isabella Only" boat permits are now available for sale online. For additional information, please contact the Kern County Parks and Recreation Department at (661) 868-7000 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. To place your boat permit order by phone, call the above number.

08/26/15   Parks Administration Office closed for lunch
Beginning September 7th, the Parks Administration Office at 2820 M Street in Bakersfield will be closed for lunch Monday - Friday between the hours of 1pm to 2pm.
03/09/15   Parks Jobs: Park Ranger (multiple positions open)
08/19/14   Buena Vista Front Gate Hours Changing Effective August 23rd
On Monday through Wednesday evenings, the front gate will now be closing at 8:00 PM instead of 10:00 PM. When staff closes the gate for the day, a sign will be placed at the kiosk to direct customers to pay their fees the next morning before 9:00 AM.
03/07/14   Lake Woollomes closed to boating and swimming activities
03/18/13   Check-Out Time at Buena Vista is 12:00 Noon
07/19/10   Parks and Recreation Master Plan - Adopted 7/6/10 (PDF)
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