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.
Shovelers pile dirt onto a live Oak at Bakersfield College’s Garden Fest on April 20. The tree planted was the 100th tree planted on BC’s campus this year as a celebrations of its century of existence.
Artist Chris Borbon draws a caricature at BC’s Garden Fest.
Tiffany Hoggart and Don Hoggart pose for a father and daughter caricature at BC’s Garden Fest.
Chef Pat Coyle instructs a crowd at Garden fest on the finer points of grill operation and technique at BC’s Garden Fest. Coyle’s was one of several home and garden presentations held that day.
BC president Sonya Christian and Bakersfield mayor Harvey Hall stand while professor Lindsay Ono speaks about the turnout of Garden Fest.
A bee walks across the stigma of a flower at Bakersfield College on April 20.
CSUB will be hosting their 41st Annual Barbecue Thursday, May 9 on campus outside the Icardo Center. The Barbecue is held annually to help raise money for the Athletic Department at California State, Bakersfield.
The CSUB BBQ is expecting to have more than 3,000 people attending the event. So that means it will be a massive amount of food present. The aroma of chicken and steak will be in the air as the grills are fired up. There will be stations set up around the event that will be serving alcohol beverages for those who are 21 and older. Tickets for alcohol will be for sale at the time of the event which kicks off at 5:30pm.
A ’80s theme will be added to this year’s event to spice things up. “Salute to the ’80” will include a best outfit contests and a live entertainment by the band Foster Campbell and Friends, which will play numerous hits from the ’80s and much more.
I have been to a couple of CSUB spring barbecues and the atmosphere is amazing. Socialization with your fellow classmates and meeting different people from the community is a great way to network while having fun. I plan on attending this year’s event as well.
General admission for the event is $30 Pre-sale and $35 at the gates on the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets will be available until the day of the barbecue. Tickets are available on www.GoRunners.com. Tickets can also be purchase at Vons and Wells Fargo Bank locations throughout Bakersfield.
CSUB students tickets are $15 Pre-sale and can be purchased at the campus cashier’s window or by calling 654-BLUE. Student’s tickets the day of the event are $18.