Kern County Parks Department

Find Kern County California parks departments, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, and recreational land use.


California City Parks and Recreation 10450 California City Boulevard California CA 93505 760-373-3530


California State Parks and Recreation 1800 30th Street Bakersfield CA 93301 661-764-6881

Hungry Valley Parks and Recreation 46001 Orwin Way Lebec CA 93243 661-248-7007

About the Kern County Parks Department

The Kern County Parks Department usually refers to a Kern County or local government agency that is responsible for a wide range of public facilities used for active or passive recreation or as open spaces in Kern County, CA. These include Kern County public parks, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor pools, other sports facilities, trails, and nature preserves.

You may contact the Parks Department for questions about:
  • Kern County parks and recreation facilities
  • Park permits
  • Community events in Kern County, California
  • Recreation and athletic programs
  • Kern County Parks Department jobs and employment
Kern County Public Parks

The maintenance of Kern County Parks Department facilities is a central responsibility of the Parks Departments. Using a combination of Department employees and contractual service providers, Parks Departments keep Kern County facilities clean and in good repair. They may also plan and manage upgrades, expansions, and capital improvements to Kern County parks in response to the aging of facilities or changes in public demand. The Kern County Department of Parks and Recreation is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating the use of their facilities. A variety of clubs, sports leagues, and community groups utilize park facilities in Kern County. Parks Departments attempt to accommodate and balance the needs of the Kern County community in making facilities available to interested groups and the general public and may issue Kern County park permits for authorized use.

Community Park Programs & Events

The Kern County Parks Department also provides programs, activities, and services with its own staff and resources. Parks Department programs include youth and adult swim lessons, Little League baseball and other organized sports, fitness classes, and summer camps. The Kern County Parks Department also runs programs in partnership with other Kern County community organizations. The Parks and Recreation Department is often in charge of organizing special events such as Kern County 4th of July celebrations, other holiday events, fishing derbies, and festivals.

State Parks in Kern County

Kern County State Parks are the responsibility of the California State Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protections. The U.S. National Parks Service (NPS) manages all national parks, as well as many national monuments and other properties with special designations.