Family Fun is a Walk in the Park in Bakersfield

26 Apr
Bakersfield is a treasure trove of beautiful parks.  Whether you’re looking for family fun, physical exercise, or just a place to find a shady tree Bakersfield’s parks are where to go.  
  • The Park at Riverwalk offers a variety of outdoor entertainment.  For the younger adventure seeker this park offers a full playground complete with swings, bridges, slides and sand play.  Two smaller lakes are joined together by a small stream that runs the entireity of the park for fishing and toy boating.  The Park at Riverwalk is also host to the Bright House Networks Amphitheatre.  This state of the art theatre is capable of full functioning audio and video for shows and concerts.  One of the highlights of this park is its bike trail where you can jog, bike, skate, or walk along the parks perimeter.  The Park at Riverwalk is located at 11298 Stockdale Hwy. 



Hart Memorial Park (Photo from:

  • Hart Memorial Park is one of Bakersfield’s oldest treasures.  Nestled within the Northeast hills of Bakersfield along the Kern River is a 370 acre landscape that entertains the young and old alike.  Beyond several children play areas and group picnic spots this park offers two 10 acre lakes.  Several times throughout the year fishing derbies are held for a minimal entry fee.  The hills surrounding Hart Memorial Park are favorites of hikers and cyclists looking for a challenge. The most treasured facet of this park are the animals that call it home.  On a leisurely stroll you can find ducks, geese, kit foxes, beavers, and peacocks.  Hart Memorial Park can be located 8 miles Northeast of Bakersfield on Alfred Harrell Highway, 



Jastro Park (Photo from:

  • Jastro Park, in the heart of Downtown, has been delighting the citizens of Bakersfield for over 95 years.  The park offers full tennis and handball courts.  A full children’s play area located next to the biggest picnic spot the park offers.  Most loved, though, is the spray park open yearly from April to October.  Jastro Park is located at 2900 Truxtun Avenue. 










One Response to “Family Fun is a Walk in the Park in Bakersfield”

  1. jonbell2000 May 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I did a blog about the river walk, I love this place!! Good job!!

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