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McMurtry Aquatic Center

Closed Now: 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Clean, Affordable, and Accessible

Recently, I began training for a triathlon and wasn't sure where I'd be able to squeeze some pool... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Missy B
Bakersfield, California
Beat the Heat

I didn't rate this a "5" because it is overcrowded, and kids form long lines to ride the water... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
Marisa B
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3 May 2017
“Cool for kid pool party with life guard”
14 Feb 2017
“Clean, Affordable, and Accessible”
City of Bakersfield Parks & Recreation public pool.
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Hours Today: 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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1325 Q St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5535
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Fun for kids and reasonable general admission but not too big. . Too crowded in summer but close to hotels , downtown and restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank fth0mps0n
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Recently, I began training for a triathlon and wasn't sure where I'd be able to squeeze some pool time into my schedule. McMurtry was great. They offered several different time slots for lap swim in their beautifully heated pool. I was able to go early...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Missy B
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Fairly priced public pool. It sometimes gets full capacity therefore adding a wait time. Water was Luke-warm and they closed the competitive lanes, making the place compacted. Took my nieces to have some in the sun and they enjoyed it so no other complaints.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Shong B
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Amazing pool with tons of lanes! Love it and they even have a 12ft deep end. Water is heated in winter and they have equipment such as kickboards and buoys that are useful.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank James D
Reviewed July 30, 2016

I didn't rate this a "5" because it is overcrowded, and kids form long lines to ride the water slides. This is a very inexpensive, well-maintained facility. There are tables in shaded areas if you are not swimming (you still have to pay the admittance...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Marisa B
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I love swimming. There is no better place to go lap swimming than McMurtry. The employees are friendly. The pool is clean. There are several times during the day that you can choose from to go swim laps. During the winter months, the water is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank BuckeyeinCA
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Centrally located, clean changing rooms, safety conscious staff. There is a kiddy pool area and a deep end for diving & swimming laps. About 4 dollars to get in. People seemed to enjoy it.. Myself, not so much. I remember summers in Bakersfield when I...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Brittannia M
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Pretty unbeatable for lap swimming. The water is always clear and clean. Facility is top notch. Life guards watch over you to ensure your safety. If you are a traveler, this is a great place to come and swim. $4.00 per day/session. Opens early at...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Mcfire1
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Passing from Sequoia to Ridgecrest we stopped here at Bakersfield and found this water amusements. At only $3 per person it was great value. The changing rooms were clean, the pools were clean it was all a joy. **TIP - take a small padlock with...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Crazysurfkid
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to swim laps in Bakersfield its $4.00 a session or you can pay for 30 sessions. The pool and shower rooms are clean. There are plenty of lifeguards. I like also they have pull buoys and kick boards for you. They have mornings,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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July 21, 2016|
Response from Mcfire1 | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking lap swimming , $4.00 per visit unless you buy a 30 visit card for $100
Hanrii R
June 18, 2016|
Response from Brittannia M | Reviewed this property |
Are you kidding me? This is Bakersfield. Home of the good ole boy network.