Bakersfield and Kern County, California depend on oil and agriculture tax revenue to support their budgets. But, primarily oil! With oil prices in dumpster for the past nine months, the governments are considered all kinds of ways to bolster their income. One suggestion is to start charging a day use fee for Hart Park which gets quite a few visitors. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea. It might allow for improvements.
Hart Park, Bakersfield, California 2014