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.
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.
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.
Fireworks Banned in County-Owned Parks
All fireworks (except for authorized firework shows conducted by licensed Pyrotechnic Operators) are banned from County-owned parks until further notice. This ban follows the Board of Supervisors approval on June 23, 2015 of an urgency ordinance banning fireworks in all County-owned parks due to drought conditions.
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.