Who we are
The KRPF, established in 1985, is a non-profit foundation that works to protect, preserve, and restore the natural riparian and wildlife habitat of the Kern River. We also develop and maintain public open space, structures, monuments and parks that preserve and beautify the Kern River, and support projects that advance educational and scientific knowledge of the Kern River.
Need to report a problem in the Parkway?
To report bike path issues, broken sprinklers, landscaping issues, or problems with one of the parks in the Kern River Parkway, use one of these links:
Bakersfield Police Department non-emergency number: (661) 327-7111
Kern County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number: (661) 861-3110
The purpose of the KRPF is to restore, preserve, and improve the lower Kern River through Bakersfield and to expand and maintain the river corridor system of publicly accessible river water, river trails, parks, and native flora and fauna called The Kern River Parkway for the benefit of the citizens of Bakersfield and Kern County.