Let’s face it. Summer in Bakersfield, California can get pretty brutal with the temperatures often reaching over a hundred degrees. If you have been looking for an affordable solution for you and your kids to cool off but not break the bank, go to a Water Spray Park because they are all Free to go to. Bakersfield has several parks that have toys that squirt out nice and cool water. This article will detail all the ones in Bakersfield, California.
All water spray parks are open seven days a week from May to September (and in some cases October if the weather is still hot. A sign will be posted at the location in case of extended time open).
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #1: Wayside Park
Wayside Water Spray Park is located at Ming Avenue and El Toro Street 93304. They are open 10 AM to 7 PM. Their water park has interactive toys including a water cannon that can be pointed in a certain direction as it shoots out water. If you’d like to take a break from the water fun, they have a playground as well as a softball diamond, tennis and basketball courts. For more information call the City of Bakersfield Parks & Recreation at (661) 326-3866.
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #2: Jefferson Park
Jefferson Park truly has it all. Not only do they have a water spray park but they have a swimming pool (with a separate area for smaller kids), playground and even an amphitheatre. The Water Spray park also has interactive toys where children (and even adults too) can have fun with their water play. The water park stays open as long as it’s hot (until October). The park is located at Beale Ave and Bernard Street 93305 in east Bakersfield. The water spray hours are from 10 AM to 7 PM. To find out more about Jefferson Water Spray Park, call (661) 326-3866.
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #3: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
The Water Spray Park at Martin Luther King Jr. Park opened in 2005 and still continues to draw in people from all over Bakersfield today. This water park has a theme which is “Bob the Bullfrog.” Kids love to play with a statue of “Bob” that watches over them. There is also “Wally the Whale,” “Bubbles,” “Cattail,” the dumping bucket which fills up with water and dumps water on whoever is standing there (one of MY kids favorites!). Kids can even enjoy playing in the water from 10 AM and during dusk hours (until 7 PM) as there is lighting that comes on over the water area. It is located at East California and South Owens Street. if you’d like more information, call the City of Bakersfield Parks & Recreation at (661) 326-3866.
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #4: Planz Park
Planz Park is located at Planz and South H Street 93304.You can cool off during the hours of 10 AM to 7 PM. Their water park has water toys that kids can really get involved with such as three water cannons that will get you soaked if you’re in the thirty feet range. There is also a bucket trio (can you guess correctly which one will get YOU soaked?), a water tunnel, rooster tails, donut and ground gusher, all of which will keep you cool while you’re out in the summer sun. Looking for more info? Call (661) 326-3866.
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #5: Beale Park
Beale Park is another favorite spray park with kids who live in the area between their open hours of 10 AM to 7 PM. One of the fun things at that spray park are buckets that will drench you after water has piled up into it! There are other water toys too that your child can engage in. Beale Water Spray Park is located at Palm Avenue and Oleander Avenue 93304. You can obtain more information from the City of Bakersfield Parks & Recreation at (661) 326-3866.
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #6: Jastro Park
Jastro Park is located in downtown Bakersfield on Truxtun Avenue 93301. The water park is easily visible and once you are on Truxtun, you should have no trouble finding the water area when you reach the park. Jastro has several water toys that are also interactive such as a water cannon that you can shoot towards someone, rings that continuously spray water, buckets that drop water, even one that looks like part of a boat. It is right next to the bathrooms and in the evening, lights are lit to show the way for your kids to play. The park also has tennis and basketball courts. The water spray area is open from 10 AM to 7 PM. For more info, call (661) 326-3866.
Water Spray Parks in Bakersfield California #7: Saunders Park
The Water Spray area at Saunders Park is another haven for kids and adults to go play in. They are open from 10 AM to 7 PM. There are all kinds of items for kids to run and play under such as four colorful rings that sprays out water, spinning flowers, pink lily pads that kids can go under, buckets, an alligator water shooting canyon and more. Saunders Park is located at between Oak Street and Real Road 93309. For questions, call (661) 326-3866.