Bakersfield, CA
85
How we calculate the Bakersfield ParkScore® Rating

The ranking for Bakersfield is based on five characteristics of an effective park system: access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.

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Access
19
Acreage
53
Investment
44
Amenities
57
Equity
21
47% of Bakersfield residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park. National Average 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

How are the parks distributed?
Bakersfield residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
46
Adults (20 - 64)
47
Seniors (65+)
47
By Income (%)
High Income
47
Middle Income
48
Low Income
47
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
50
Asian*
45
Black*
49
Hispanic
46
Pacific Islander*
51
White*
48
2 or More Races*
48
Other*
42
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Bakersfield against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
23
2.2 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
44
3 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
13
0.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
91
2.3 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
70
2.2 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
100
3.3 per 100,000 people
How much is Bakersfield investing in parks?
We compared Bakersfield against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $63 (66%)
  • Other public agencies
    $33 (34%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $0 (%)
$96
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $83 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $7 (7%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $3 (3%)
  • TOTAL: $98
Make the Commitment
Pledge to make parks a priority!
Everyone should have access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. Our 10-Minute Walk™ Program calls on mayors to demonstrate their commitment to parks and adopt long-term, system-wide strategies that accelerate the creation of parks.