Bakersfield Blaze - Sam Lynn Ball Park
Who can't resist a night out and take in the sights and sounds of a good old fashion ball game. This a wonderful place to take the family. It is easy to get to and they have this wonderful little fence playground area next to the parking lot. There is also a park right next door to spend the day and then make your way over to the ball park for the evening game. One other thing is there is a batting cages as you enter the parking and ball field, so you can brush up on your batting skills too! Lots going on for this park:-)))
Day of Game Ticket Sales
Reserved Seat: $6.00
General Admission: $4.00
Kids 5 & under: Free
Kids in Uniform: Free It's very warm here in Bakersfield during the summer months so dress cooley and during winter the wind blows cold.
Padre Hotel - 1928
Built in 1928 (Designed John M. Cooper). Mixture of architectural styles, predominantly Spanish Colonial Revival Hotel orginally constructed with 198 guest rooms.
Presently ongoing, this beautiful structure is getting a second life. It is being remodeled for future use as a first class apartment living.
Located on 1813 H Street
Get off of Highway 58 onto Chester Ave and make a left onto 18th street and its on the corner of H st. and 18th.
Oil, Agriculture, and Buck Owens
"Old pumpers still scattered throughout the city"
On the drive on Hwy 58 from Needles, we were surprised by the number of wells still active within the city limits. Some go slower than others, and many appear stopped and need of repair to start them again. New highways and houses are being built all around Bakersfield, a central valley city not unlike my hometown of Stockton. Bakersfield has ethnically mixed neighborhoods of self-made houses where live the labor force for food factories, such as Frito Lay, and other low tech industries. The city has plenty of new shopping centers. A major boulevard is named after Buck Owens, the great California country western star, and another is named after Cesar Chavez, the farm labor leader whose work began in this part of the state.
"East of Bakersfield, Hwy 58 rises above 1000 feet"
From Barstow and the Mojave Desert, Hwy 58 bypasses Edwards Airforce Base, the desert airstrip where more often than not serves to land NASA's Space Shuttle. From there, the road rises through steep walled canyon where wind generators spin high above.
"As 58 drops toward Bakersfield..."
The rolling hills just east of Bakersfield are being invaded by houses perched high on the hills. In some places, the original landscape of hills studded by occasional oak trees can be found. Some of these hills are home to the California poppy in the spring. Located on the southeast corner of the Central Valley, Bakersfield is not far from the foothills of the southern Sierra mountains. In summer, Bakersfield regularly peaks above 90F duirng the day, while in winter, hard frost mornings can bring a chill to this dry desert like region.