When Bakersfield Heats Up Head Out To Jastro Park

17 May

Jastro Park was built in 1917 and has made its mark in Bakersfield.  Jastro Park is located between Truxtun and 18th Street just east of Oak Street and provides several activities for all members of the family.   Jastro Park has been apart of the Bakersfield community for over eighty years and still attracts a lot of people during the hot summer months. 

The park has several qualities that may help avoid the heat in Bakersfield.   The park is filled with big trees to provide some cover from the sun.   There are two picnic areas available at Jastro Park for rent.  The picnic areas are perfect for birthday parties or just a nice summer BBQ.   

The park offers many activities to keep the children busy.  There are seven tennis courts that are available during park hours.  There are basketball courts that are available all day and even after sundown.  The park is equipped with volleyball nets and even horseshoe pits. 

After a competitive game of tennis or basketball, cool off at the Jastro spray park available during April or May until October.  The spray park is free and the perfect way to cool off during Bakersfield’s hottest months.   

Jastro Park does offer the usually necessities of a park as well.  There are sandboxes designed for younger children and toy areas designed for the older children.  It is guaranteed that the children will have plenty to do while the adults relax in the shade. 

 Grab the family and come and enjoy one of the more established parks in Bakersfield.  Jastro Park is the perfect solution to a cooler and fun summer.


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