Spray Parks Are A Free and Easy Way To Stay Cool in B-Town

20 May

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Spray parks are a recent source of entertainment for the city of Bakersfield.  The biggest and most centrally located is the spray park at Jastro Park. 

Once home of a public swimming pool Jastro Park underwent a remodel to turn some of its space into a public water spray park.  Open from May until October this park offers an inexpensive and fun way to the beat the Bakersfield heat. The park offers fun interactive water hoses, spray tubes and even dumping buckets to keep visitors entertained for hours.


(Photo Courtesy of: BakersfieldSwim.Com)

Jastro Park is just one of many spray parks that Bakersfield has to offer.  Ranging from smaller parks with only a few spray hoses like Beale Water Spray Park. Or Greystone Spray Park that in addition to its regular spray fun features a large duping bucket that unloads every 2 minutes.  Some locations like Jefferson Park offers both a spray park and public swimming pool for just $2 admission.

Of course the ultimate spray park and public swimming pool destination is McMurtrey Aquatic Center located downtown.  For a minimal fee you can have wet summer fun on the centers 2 pools, spray park and water slides.  With recreation areas and picnic tables this location makes a family fun day easy and cheap.

With a total of 8 city spray parks it’s not hard to find a location near you.  Remember to apply plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated as Bakersfield temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in the summer.

For a complete list of Bakersfield spray parks and hours please visit the BakersfieldSwim website. 


5 Responses to “Spray Parks Are A Free and Easy Way To Stay Cool in B-Town”

  1. dajy23 May 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I like how Bakersfield takes their time out to give to the public and make Bakersfield not so boring. This spray park is a great way to keep kids and adults cooled down from he Bakersfield heat.

  2. daisy284788 May 24, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    Spray Parks in Bakersfield are pretty common, and I think that’s awesome because they offer a fun and unusual way to spend time with family. My niece is only three years old and she enjoys going to these places. She is at this high curiosity stage, in which she is constantly exploring the world. Last time we took her to a spray park all I can remember is she not wanting to come back home. She had so much fun in the water! in the many years to come, I bet this will be one of her favorite things to do! 🙂

  3. Jessica May 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    I love the idea of the spray park. It’s free and available to everyone. I hope the city builds the next spray park in the southwest, it seems the majority of the existing ones are downtown or on the east side.

  4. ccecil2 May 27, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    The spray parks are a great idea of a way to stay cool if you don’t have a pool or access to one another idea is the hose and sprinkler in the backyard.

  5. niksanchez May 29, 2013 at 4:55 am #

    This is a great post. I’m not from Bakersfield, and I had no idea there were so many options to beating the heat.

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