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Hello Friends. All McFarland parks are closed

except for green space so you can walk, run or

do exercises.







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Due to COVID-19, this month's board of

director's meeting will be held Monday, March

23, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.via teleconference. Please

open the link below for

the agenda.

McF Agenda 3-23-20.docx 




Please read the following notification from Jeff Nickell, District Manager

March 19, 2020

Hello McFarland Residents,

MRPD is a special district of the State of California.  We provide a safe and clean environment for a diverse range of recreation resources and programs that benefit the health and well-being of our residents. 

During this time of uncertainty and the need to ‘flatten’ the spread of COVID-19, the McFarland Recreation and Park District is taking the following steps to ensure public and staff safety:

1.       MRPD office closed to the public as of 3-20-20. You can call or email questions. You can also go online to for the latest updates. There is a ‘contact us’ button that will send messages straight to me.

2.       Basketball courts, soccer and softball fields are closed as of 3-20-20 (this is due to the guidelines set forth by public health officials to limit gatherings of people and being mindful of ‘social distancing)

** Note. We are serious about this closure and will do what is necessary to ensure that people are safe. We do not want to act, but if gatherings are still taking place, staff will remove basketball hoops and lock soccer goals. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM GATHERING.

3.       All restrooms in the parks will be closed as of 3-20-20. We cannot control who uses them and being on Highway 99, we get many ‘out-of-area’ visitors. This may be extreme, but I would rather fall on the side of caution, then regret.

4.       Only essential staff will be working to limit exposure. Rest assured parks will be taken care of during this time. 

5.       As of 3-19-20, we have postponed our spring programs. These programs may be canceled depending on ‘orders/mandates’ from the President or Governor (or their public health officials).

As you know, I already closed the gymnasium, weight room, Fun Skills and all playground/exterior fitness equipment. I am in regular contact with the the City of McFarland, MUSD, California Special Districts Association and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. It is paramount that we work together. I will continue to put the safety of our people above anything else.  

I met with staff today and rest assured they are working hard for you. Our grounds and maintenance staff will be focused on mowing and edging, but projects have been identified to move MRPD forward and in a position to have even better facilities when the COVID-19 outbreak becomes a thing of the past (or is at least controlled). Thank you for your support and patience. I look forward to getting back to ‘normal’ and providing our many services to our wonderful community. BE SAFE!

Sincerely, Jeff Nickell, MA, District Manager                                                                                                                                                                 

Please visit our partners' websites for their latest information related to COVID-19.        


Monday, March 16, 2020

The McFarland Recreation and Park District continues to be in regular communication with Kern County Public Health, as well as the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and other local, state and federal agencies, related to the rapidly changing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation that our state and nation is facing.

Update: Following the orders of state and county health officials, the McFarland Recreation and Park District is postponing all public gatherings at all our facilities as a means of slowing the spread of COVID-19. This includes large and small events, sports, classes and meetings (per California Department of Public Health). All current and upcoming sport leagues, instructional classes and meetings are postponed until further notice.

Further, based on information from the Governor’s Office, all facility rentals are cancelled as well. I will keep you posted as to when MRPD can resume normal activities.

UPDATE: Fun Skills will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020. MRPD is following the actions of the McFarland Unified School District. We both provide services to our youth and are working in concert to ensure the safety of our community.

MRPD’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of all our participants, visitors and staff, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We understand the decision may cause hardships for some guests and families, but we must follow the orders of health officials.

Although no cases have been reported in Kern County, it has been found in Tulare County and Los Angeles County. Everyone should be vigilant with hygiene. WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY AND DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ALSO STATES YOU SHOULD STAY 6’ AWAY FROM EACH OTHER.

Thank you for your patience. This is a difficult situation and the utmost precautions must be taken for the safety of our community. If you have any questions, please contact MRPD at 661-792-3187.

Jeff Nickell, MA, District Manager



Playgrounds and workout machines are closed until

further notice. These items are not sanitized and it has been

recommended that they be closed to the public.                                                                                                      

 Join the McFarland Wrestling Club

We will practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the community gym. Wrestling tournaments will be throughout Kern County on several Saturdays.   McFarland Wrestling Club.pdf

FREE Saturday YOGA starting March 7 at 9:00 a.m.

Join Stephanie Valencia as she helps calm your mind with the help of natural music and leads you on your journey to achieving inner peace.   Saturday Yoga Classes.pdf





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