COUNTY HOME
Kern County Home
PARKS LINKS
WHO WE ARE
CAMPGROUNDS
PICNIC AREAS
FISHING AND BOATING
BUILDINGS
BALL FIELDS
GOLF COURSES
WEDDINGS
RESERVATIONS
FAQ
AWARDS
CONTACT US

EMPLOYEES ONLY
COUNTY SEARCH CONTACT DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT HOME
Kern County Parks And Recreation

County of Kern
Parks and Recreation
Hart Memorial Park
  Location/Directions/Hours
  Contact Information
  Activities and Amenities
  Warnings/Regulations/Restrictions
  Other Information
Hart Park in Autumn
Autumn in Hart Park
Location/Directions/Hours:
  • General Location: Hart Memorial Park is located eight miles northeast of Bakersfield on the Alfred Harrell Highway.
  • Directions  (opens new window)
  • Hours: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm, all year
Contact Information:
Hart Park Field Office:
   Phone: (661) 872-3179
   Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Activities and Amenities:
  • Two lakes of 10 acres with trout, catfish, bass fishing (state license required)
  • Wildlife habitat: kit fox, possum, raccoon, beaver, muskrat, skunk, white egret, blue heron, ducks
  • Individual and group picnic spots with tables and grills. Alcohol with Permit from the Kern County Parks Department.
  • Parking lot at east park entrance for access to hiking and equestrian trails
  • Fishing spots
  • Children's playgrounds
  • Restrooms
Warnings/Regulations/Restrictions:
  • Swim at your own risk. The Kern River's currents sweep both adults and children to their deaths every year. Children even momentarily unattended are at great risk. River swimmers can be carried down into pockets in the rocks, and lake swimmers encounter a parasite that causes a nasty, itchy rash. No lifeguards are on duty.
  • All pets must stay on a leash for the sake of other park visitors and wildlife.
  • All fires must be lit only in the designated fireplaces or grills. Visitors must bring their own fuel because no cutting or use of park vegetation is permitted.
  • The discharge of all firearms or weapons, including bows and arrows, spears, BB guns, pellet guns and sling shots, is prohibited.
  • Parking along the park roadways is permitted as long as vehicles are not on the lawns.
  • Please deposit trash in waste receptacles and clean off tables properly. These actions will preserve public health and keep the park pristine.
Other Information:
Hart Park is one of Kern County's oldest parks. The park was dedicated in l929 as the Kern River Park, and renamed in 1947 for Kern County Supervisor John O. Hart.

The 370 acres of Hart Park along the Kern River now constitute the centerpiece of the 1,012 acre recreational complex called Kern River County Park, which also includes the:
Back to Top



Last Modified
1/24/2013
Site Maintained by
parks-web@co.kern.ca.us
Website Usage Policy