Kern County, California

General Services ♦ Parks and Recreation

Administration

Welcome to the Kern County Parks & Recreation web site. Here you will find locations and facilities to meet your needs from kayaking to company picnics, from weddings to outdoor adventures, from water skiing to service club meetings and much more.

We invite you to learn about our many parks and buildings and how they add to the quality of life in Kern County.

News and Announcements

11/29/17

A trout plant is scheduled at Lake Evans for the week of December 18, 2017.

11/03/17

Opening day of Trout Season at Buena Vista Recreation Areas-lake Evans is Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/01/17

2018 'All Lakes' and 'Lake Isabella Only' boat permits are now available for sale online.

We are pleased to announce that 2018 Kern County Annual "All Lakes", and "Lake Isabella Only" boat permits are now available for sale online. For additional information, please contact the Kern County Parks and Recreation Department at (661) 868-7000 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. To place your boat permit order by phone, call the above number.

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Current Closures

Lake Evans Closed on Monday, Nov. 20th for Trout Planting. The lake will re-open for the first day of Trout Fishing Season on the 21st.

Lake Evans Closed to Public November 14-18, 2017  (859K )

Special Events at Lake Ming - 2017  (265K )

Administration Office

Address: Kern County General Services - Parks and Recreation
1115 Truxtun Ave., 3rd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301     Map/Directions
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Please note: The Administration Office stops taking payments at 4:30 pm.
Phone #: (661) 868-7000
FAX #: (661) 868-7001
Emergencies after 5:00 pm: (661) 861-3110
E-mail: parks-web@kerncounty.com
Web site: www.kerncounty.com/gsd/parks/
Reservations

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday *
Phone #: (661) 868-7000
* BV camping reservations can also be made anytime online at www.kerncountyparks.org.

Kern County Parks & Recreation strives to do the best job possible in serving our customers. Comments and suggestions for improvement are always appreciated!

Kern County Parks & Recreation manages 8 regional parks, 40 neighborhood parks, and 25 public buildings, supervises three golf courses and landscapes 76 county buildings. Our facilities include fishing lakes, Veterans, Senior, Community and Recreation Buildings, group and individual campgrounds, boating, sailing, a soccer park, and museums.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan - Adopted 7/6/10 (PDF)

Heritage Commission: On 4/4/17, the Board of Supervisors approved transferring the Heritage Commission jurisdiction from the Parks Division to the Veterans Service Department.   View Commission Information