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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Game room renovation







Priscilla Luna and Evelyn Torres are renovating the game room for their Girl Scouts silver award project.

The girls from Troop 8121, under the direction of troop leaders Lidia Torres and Ashley Luna, and with help from family and friends, painted the room, restained the counters and cabinets, and replaced the light bulbs with LEDs Saturday. Next weekend, they plan to deep clean the carpet.

But they need help with their vision to modernize the room from its 1960s origin.

They are requesting donations from the community. Their wish list includes:



-Decorative wall paintings and pictures

-Coffee machine

-Board games

-Window curtains

-Trash cans

-Mini refrigerator

– storage cabinets

-air purifier

-ceiling fan.

To make a donation, call Lidia Torres at (626) 675-6493.



Bike Rodeo



















Many thanks to the Bakersfield Police Department for sponsoring a Bike Rodeo at the Harrington Park basketball court Saturday morning.

Officers taught arm signals and how to steer in a tight circle. Children showed off their skills as parents watched.

Thanks to Officer  J. Hokit, Cadets Sr. L. Montes, D. Soliz, A. Arreguin and T. Hanson and Community Relations Officer Rachel Rivera.

Watermelon was served in the  pavilion after the rodeo.

Bike Rodeo Saturday


The Bakersfield Police Department will sponsor a bike rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Harrington Park basketball court.

Children can show off their skills as parents watch. Bicyclists should wear a helmet. Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair.

Watermelon will be served in the  pavilion after the rodeo.



Beautification project completed
























The Park Stockdale Civic Association board of directors approved a beautification project to add plants to the existing junipers along Rio Bravo Drive and along the front of the building.

The plants used along the street are predominantly drought-tolerant perennials that stay green year-round: butterfly bushes, privet, lavender, viburnum, dwarf bottlebrush and jasmine.
Plants along the building are hens and chicks plants and hollyhock seeds.

All planting was done by volunteer labor.



Pool opens Saturday

The Park Stockdale junior Olympic-size pool opens for the summer on Saturday.

The private pool will be open for residents and their guests from noon-8 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day when Wayne Van Horn Elementary School is open. When the school is closed for summer vacation, the pool will be open daily beginning June 4.

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

If you need a key card for entrance, see Sharyn in the office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF.

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.

Walk N Wheels/Movie in the Park

More than 60 Park Stockdale residents and their guests enjoyed the first Walk N Wheels at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, followed immediately by a movie night in the park at 7:30.

About 30 residents and guests rode bicycles, tricycles, skateboards or scooters  or pushed baby strollers around the neighborhood.

The theme was tutus and boas and many dressed up themselves and their mode of transportation to cruise the neighborhood and have fun.

The group returned and mushroomed to more than 60 for barbecued hot dogs and a movie in the park, complete with fresh popcorn.

Residents who donated supplies and time were:
board members Jim Carnal, Kiki Contreras, Roxanne Fackler, John Prince, Dennis Shea and Susan Tuttle and community members Ana Flores,
Dan Tuttle, Arlene Jaramillo, Becky Powers and Kalani Tamondong.