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.
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.