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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Roofing work completed













Earl Bennett Roofing finished re-roofing the hall, pool pavilion and baby pool pump house on Monday.


Easter egg hunt

More than five dozen residents enjoyed the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 16, at the park.

Families reveled in the excitement and enthusiasm as their two dozen young charges participated in wheelbarrow, egg-and-spoon, and three-legged races before culminating with the egg hunt. Even adults tried the three-legged races.

Emcee Marc Sandal was a big hit announcing the hour-long event in room-temperature weather under light clouds.

Making it all possible were board members, Roxanne Fackler, Kiki Contreras, Susan Tuttle, Pat Nolan, Ana Flores and Jim Carnal, and volunteers Dan Tuttle, Molly Carnal, and coach Sandal’s Bakersfield High School baseball players Rhayme and Noah.

Race winners included: Aiden, Daniel, Emmy, Sofia, Athena, Kramer, Joey and Grayson.

Park Stockdale hall gets a new roof














Earl Bennett Roofing started work Monday on new roofs for the hall, pool pavilion and baby pool pump house.

Replacing the decades-old roof should be completed this week.


Easter egg hunt

The annual Easter egg hunt for Park Stockdale residents will be held in the park and pavilion at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

Three-legged races, wheelbarrow races and egg spoon races.

Lifeguard class; lifeguards needed

The city of Bakersfield is offering a lifeguard certification class beginning with assessments at noon Feb. 24 or at 7:15 p.m. March 4 or April 4.

The assessment at McMurtrey Aquatic Center includes completing a 300-yard swim test, a 10-pound brick test, and be able to tread water for two minutes.

Upon completion of  the assessment, students enroll in an upcoming Lifeguard Academy and apply online for the city’s lifeguard position at They must attend the entire course selected.

Academy 1: 8-6 March 9, 10, 16, and 17.

Academy 2: 8-5 March 25-28.

Academy 3: 8-6 April 13, 14, 20, and 21.

Cost is $225.

For more information, call (661) 852-7430.

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

For an application, visit the office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF at 205 Rio Bravo Avenue. For more information, contact the PSCA at (661) 323-4302;

T-ball sign-ups

Sign-ups for Park Stockdale T-ball will be held from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, Feb. 25, in the hall, 205 Rio Bravo Drive.

Sign-ups are limited to the first 6o children.

T-ball is for children age 4-8; 4 before Jan. 1, 2024; kindergarten, first and second grade.

There will be four 15-player teams.

Games and practices will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2 through May 23.

Cost is $48 for Park Stockdale residents; $50 for non-Park Stockdale residents.

This is an introductory league: runs and outs do not count. Parents are encouraged to participate.

For more information, call director Tom Bell at 322-2801.