Bakersfield spray parks will close on August 1 to help water conservation efforts

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Our local spray parks may look fun but changes are on the way.

The city of Bakersfield Water Board held a meeting Wednesday to discuss closing spray parks.

The city was mandated by the state, and now spray parks will close on August 1 to conserve water. It will stay in effect for 270 days. 

Many residents said they would be upset if this change went into effect because the spray parks is a free amenity that keeps them cool during the hot summer months.

Spray parks are usually open until October.

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