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“When it's time to be Cool!”

McMurtry Aquatic Center
Ranked #15 of 40 things to do in Bakersfield
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Owner description: City of Bakersfield Parks & Recreation public pool.
Reviewed July 16, 2013

This has to be a secret from most people in town. I say that because we were able to get in on one of the hottest days this summer! This place rocks! Our group had adults and children from age 4 to 12. There is a regular pool as well as a lap pool for the adults, both with handicap access. For the little ones an absolutely charming and whimsical spray pool with lots of interactive toys. As for the other kids (and braver adults) two large water slides, approximately 3 stories high! The line moves pretty fast and a lifeguard monitor is at the top and bottom.
There is a snack bar, there are lockers available, and some picnic tables around the edges but not a lot of shade. What a great way to spend an afternoon in a town known for it's heat.
Bring The Sunscreen! VERY reasonably priced and clean.

1  Thank CaliforniaJwren
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

You just can't get any better. The perfect outdoor pool. Excellent. Beautiful. Huge. We do lap swimming here. Wow!!!!! Check the net for times and call ahead if you do not go here often as they close this place for events and things from time to time. Because they use bromide you can swim yourself silly without any chemical effects. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

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