Kern County, California

Veterans, Seniors, Community, and Recreation Buildings

Building Availability
  • Buildings are available at hourly rates for civic and/or private events.
  • A reservation application and non-refundable application fee must be received by the Parks and Recreation office in order to confirm a reservation.
  • Reservations for holidays (PDF) and after-hours use are subject to review and approval by the Parks reservation staff.
  • Building availability is subject to change - for inquiries and verification of building availability, please contact the Parks and Recreation Division.
Reservation Information
Reservations are handled in a two-stage process:
Stage 1 - Advance Reservation Period for Veterans and Senior Groups:
An "Advance Sign-up" period in the fall allows Veterans and Senior Groups to book reservations for the coming year. The department's reservation process is designed to give priority to Veterans Groups in Veterans buildings, and to Senior Groups in Senior Centers, while at the same time allowing for greater access by all groups to our buildings. A written application is required. Please watch for notice of Advance Reservation information by mail, e-mail or contact the Parks and Recreation Office if you have not received notification.
Stage 2 - All other groups, first-come, first-served:
Following the Veterans and Seniors advance reservation sign-up period and booking of the advance reservations, reservations for the following calendar year will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning December 1 of the current year. Reservations can only be made for the following calendar year. A minimum of 30 days advance notice is necessary for most reservations. To make a reservation:

Please enjoy your visit and thank you for caring for these valued public facilities.

Further information or clarification regarding the rules for use of County facilities may be obtained by contacting the Parks and Recreation Division

Fees and Deposits
  • Fees apply to all commercial and private uses of the buildings and may also be charged for other uses which do not meet criteria for non-profit status.
  • All fees are payable in advance of scheduled use.
  • Security deposits will be returned four to six weeks after the event, less any deductions necessitated by additional cleanup or damage.

Permit preparation/processing fees

$8.00 for one-time use

$30.00 for regular use (multiple uses scheduled during the year)

Veterans, Seniors and Community Building fees

$500 cleaning deposit per event

$50/hour for first 6 hours (minimum rental 2 hours)**

$30/hour for each additional hour

**$35.00/hour for Inyokern Senior Center and Rand Community Building because of their smaller size

Recreation Building fees

$500 cleaning deposit per event

$20 per hour for events with less than 150 people

$200 per day or any portion of a day for events with 150 or more people

Insurance
  • General Liability Insurance coverage for $1,000,000 is required for all events in these facilities.
  • Host Liquor Liability insurance is required whenever alcohol use is involved in an event; be sure to inquire about this possible need.

Please note: a special event insurance policy is available through the Parks Division or users may obtain their own coverage. Users that obtain their own coverage should inquire on this matter, as specific wording is necessary to ensure proper coverage.

Kitchen Use
  • No charge with room rental
  • Serve off-site, minimum 2 hours: $50/hr
Security Guard Service is a requirement for events where alcohol is served and/or sold. Prospective users will need to understand this requirement. Whenever such service is required, it is the user's responsibility to obtain the services of a licensed Security Guard Service. The customer will follow the Terms and Conditions of the reservation agreement, and will enter into an Agreement for Provision of Security Services for providing Security Guard service. The user will pay all costs associated with obtaining Security Guard service for their event.
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Ben Austin Senior Center
1751 McKee Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307 (southwest corner of McKee Rd and South H St)
208 97 Get Map
Boron Recreation Building
26998 John St, Boron CA 93516
For Reservations please contact the Boron Chamber of Commerce at
760-762-5810
268 125 Get Map
California Avenue Veterans Building
999 East California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Note: Only available for Veterans Functions
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Room 1 230 120
Room 2 90 40
East Bakersfield Veterans Building
2101 Ridge Rd, Bakersfield CA 93306 (southwest corner of Ridge Rd & Mt Vernon)
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Room 1 335 156
Room 2 110 54
Room 3 95 44
Senior Building (Richard Prado Senior Center) 323 151
East Niles Senior Center
6601 East Niles St, Bakersfield, CA 93306
300 150 Get Map
Frazier Park Recreation Building
3801 Park Dr, Frazier Park, CA 93225
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Recreation Building 373 174
Senior Room 65 36
Hummell Community Building
2500 20th St West, Rosamond, CA 93560
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Room 1 104 50
Room 2 104 50
Inyokern Senior Center
1247 Broadway, Inyokern, CA 93527
160 80 Get Map
Kern River Veterans Building
6405 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240
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Veterans Room 1 207 100
Veterans Room 2 126 56
Senior Room 1 439 200
Community Room 1 65 36
Community Room 2 19 9
Lost Hills Recreation Building
14683 Lost Hills Rd, Lost Hills, CA 93249
(leased to Wonderful Company: Contact Claudia Nolguen at Claudia.Nolguen@wonderful.com
140 65 Get Map
Mojave Veterans Building
15580 O St, Mojave, CA 93501
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Room 1 345 160
Room 2 110 45
North of the River Veterans Building
400 West Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Note: Only available for Veterans Functions (contact 661-868-7000 for details)
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Room 1 720 330
Room 2 140 70
Room 3 130 48
Rand Community Building
27721 Broadway, Johannesburg, CA 93528
190 100 Get Map
Shafter Veterans Building
309 California Ave, Shafter, CA 93528
For Reservations please contact the City of Shafter at 661-746-6365
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Room 1 500 250
Room 2 345 160
South Bakersfield Veterans Building
1905 Wilson Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93304
Note: Only available for Veterans Functions (contact 661-868-7000 for details)
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Room 1 385 180
Room 2 160 75
Room 3 80 40
Taft Veterans Building
218 Taylor St, Taft, CA 93268
For Reservations please contact the Taft Lions Club at 661-763-1210
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Room 1 325 155
Room 2 250 120
Tehachapi Veterans Building
125 East F Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561
Note: Only available for Veterans Functions (contact 661-868-7000 for details)
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Room 1 210 100
Room 2 46 20