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Address: 1325 Q St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5535
17:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 07:30
09:15 - 12:45
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 07:30
09:15 - 12:45
Sat 09:00 - 12:00

City of Bakersfield Parks & Recreation public pool.

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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 time into my schedule. McMurtry was great. They offered several different time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Missy B
Bakersfield, California, United States
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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 in the morning, get cleaned up in the locker room and head to work. I... More 

Thank Missy B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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.

Thank Shong B
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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.

Thank James D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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 fee.) If you have little kids, the splash zone is fantastic!

Thank Marisa B
Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 heated, keeping the pool a comfortable temperature. The restrooms are keep clean.

Thank BuckeyeinCA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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 was a kid. Most neighborhood parks had pools that were open thru entire summer vacation.... More 

Thank Brittannia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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 5:30 am for you early risers. Occasionally there will be a problem that is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 you. The lockers require one to lock. There is a deep pool with lanes, a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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, midday and evening hours it is open at 9am on Saturdays. It is conveniently located... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Mid Day lap swim is super at McMurtry. The water is kept at a great temp year around. The facility is always clean. There is an adequate number of showers and lockers. The office staff is friendly and learn your name fast so they check you in, nice. The only negative is the lack of electrical outlets in the women's... More 

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