Park Stockdale

Park Stockdale is a neighborhood of 578 homes located in beautiful southwest Bakersfield With entrances at Rio Bravo DrIVE and Lennox AveNUE. Park Stockdale is a quiet, mature community with a distinctive character not seen IN the newer housing tracts where it is difficult to tell one house from the next.

Residents enjoy community amenities including four full-size tennis courts, a five-lane, 75-foot-long swimming pool with diving board, Harrington Park – a private community park/playground, and Frank Weldon Community Hall – the neighborhood community center. Regular neighborhood activities include T-Ball, bi-annual neighborhood-wide yard sales, and seasonal neighborhood events.

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Pool opens Saturday

The private pool will be open for residents and their guests from noon-8 p.m. May 25-27. It will reopen daily on Friday, May 31, through Aug. 13 and then weekends and holidays through Labor Day.

Residents may invite two guests each with a limit of three accompanying residents with six guests.

The pool is for residents in good standing. If you need to catch up on your dues or need a new key card for entrance, see Ana in the office 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF. She will be working 9-1 Memorial Day. Renters need to bring ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill.

Lap swimming for residents 18 and older is available from 6 to 8 a.m. daily. No lifeguard is on duty.

T-ball 2024

Residents Tom and Kay Bell have run the spring Park Stockdale T-ball league for 44 years.

T-ball is meant to introduce youngsters to team sports in a friendly atmosphere where parents are the coaches and every game ends in a tie.

This season features four teams of 15 players each ranging from 4 to 8 years old. Past seasons have had as many as 12 teams. Games are held 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Harrington Park.

Players are not limited to Park Stockdale residents. If you would like to sign your child up for next year’s season, contact Tom Bell next February: (661) 322-2801,

Here are some photos of the Green Dragons by PSCA president Jim Carnal that capture the spirit of the games.


Volunteers needed to uncover pool

Volunteers are requested to help uncover the swimming pool for the summer. Meet at the pool at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 28.
Volunteers should wear old clothes. You will get dirty. And you may get glue on your clothes and hands. An exacto knife and flathead screwdriver would be handy. It takes about two hours to uncover the pool.

The pool will open for the Memorial Day to Labor Day season on Saturday, May 25.

Hiring lifeguards

The Park Stockdale Civic Association is hiring certified lifeguards for the summer season. Applicants must be at least 15 1/2 years old.

The PSCA is planning on offering an in-pool and online certification class.

For an application or to sign up for the certification class, visit the office 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF at 205 Rio Bravo Avenue. For more information, contact the PSCA at (661) 323-4302;

Gate guard needed

Park Stockdale needs a gate guard this summer for its private community pool.

The adult guard checks entrance cards to admit only residents and their guests.

Job pays minimum wage and is from noon-8 p.m. weekends and holidays.

Fill out an application at the Park Stockdale office, 205 Rio Bravo Drive; 323-4302; Office hours 9-1 MWF.

Park Stockdale yard sale

The semi-annual Park Stockdale neighborhood yard sale will be held the morning of Saturday, April 6.