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.
Park Stockdale Civic Association directors and some of their grandchildren scoured the neighborhood to determine 11 top decorated Christmas homes. This is a subjective list so if your home is not included, we still thank you for displaying your holiday spirit.
homes in arrears on dues were not considered in the judging.
Santa’s elves (pictured) delivered a coupon for a dozen donuts to the winners.
In no particular order:
5908 Hesketh Drive
6013 Friant Drive
6001 Preston Court
6005 Hesketh Drive
304 Haggin Street
400 Gabriel Drive
5712 Daggett Drive
5909 Hesketh Drive
6105 Friant Drive
501 Plato Court
6000 Preston Court
Many thanks to the community-minded residents filled with holiday spirit who made last night’s first Christmas in the Park a success.
The event, featuring a costumed car parade, outdoor movie and plenty of treats, was sponsored by the Park Stockdale Civic Assiciation and spearheaded by Roxanne Fackler and John Prince.
Other board members who donated time and/or food included: Susan Tuttle, Rachel Kirk, Kiki Contreras, Dennis Shea and Jim Carnal. Volunteer Melissa Martinez was also instrumental in the production.
Alicja Burnett, with boyfriend Scout Claassen as the grinch on the car roof, led a string of 10 decorated cars, Christmas music playing and horns a beeping, through the neighborhood.
Upon their return to the park, more than five dozen residents enjoyed pizza provided by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. Residents donated hot chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, cookies and popcorn.
With tummies as full as St. Nick’s, residents donned blankets to watch a classic Christmas movie.
Christmas at Harrington Park will be held Friday, Dec. 17. Drive your decorated car to the park. Line up at 5:30 p.m. At 6, we will parade through all four quadrants of the neighborhood.
Then bring blankets and chairs to watch an outdoor Christmas movie. Free pizza from BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and popcorn will be served in the pavilion. Hope to see you there.
Who’s been nice with their Christmas home decorating this season? Which homes shine with Christmas cheer?
Three board members from the Park Stockdale Civic Association will tour the neighborhood Monday, Dec. 20, to determine 10 top decorated homes.
Winners will each receive a dozen donuts and their homes will be featured on this Park Stockdale home page.
Homeowners must be current with their dues to be considered.
The board of directors has posted a poster outside the hall for residents to share what they are thankful for during this Thanksgiving season.
Pictured, Nehemiah Perez is thankful for family and friends.
Bring your own Sharpie or pen.
A T-Rex, several young superheroes and a pint-size football player, along with about 30 similarly costumed children took over Harrington Park in the annual Halloween costume judging party Oct. 29.
Firemen from local station 11 judged the colorful contestants as they marched behind firefighter Brian Cushnyr around the fire engine. Spoiler alert: all the children won. Jason Martinez, 11, in the T-Rex costume, was a big hit. They received Halloween decorated donuts from Foster’s and gift cards for kids meals donated by Chick-fil-A.
Cushnyr and engineer Steve Munoz gave a tour of the fire engine and offered up safety tips as Capt. Steve Woodward watched.
Next the party of at least 73 residents moved to the pavilion and playground where board member Susan Tuttle passed out dinner tickets for hot dogs grilled up by board member John Prince II and Dan Tuttle. Prince also donated two decorated sheet cakes and provided the decorations including a couple of banjo-playing skeletons.
Three jack-o’-lanterns were judged in the newly added pumpkin carving contest. “Olaf” from the Disney movie “Frozen” was the winner.
The event was organized by board Vice President Roxanne Fackler and Prince. Board members Jim Carnal and Matt Coleman also attended the event hosted by the Park Stockdale Civic Association.
Residents said the event was fun and that they enjoyed getting to see their neighbors.