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 closed Monday, Tuesday

The pool will be closed Monday and Tuesday, June 26-27, for tile work.

It is scheduled to reopen Wednesday.

2023 calendar of events

Last Saturday in February — T-ball sign-ups 9 a.m. to noon in rec room

First Saturday in April — Park Stockdale semi-annual yard sale at participating homes

April-May — T-ball. Ages 4-7. 5:30-6 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Saturday before Easter — Easter egg hunt and sack races at pavilion

May 5 — Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at pavilion

May 27 — Grand opening of new pickleball courts. Free lessons for beginners.

Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend — Pool open for summer noon-8 p.m.

First week of June — Tennis camp directed by Park Stockdale pro Regina Krueger. Fee $400 per child.

July 4 — Popsicles at the Pool

July 15 — 8-10 a.m. Free pickleball lessons

August 26 — 6 p.m. Luau poolside. Entree provided. Bring a potluck side dish or dessert.

First Saturday in October — Park Stockdale semi-annual yard sale at participating homes

Veteran’s Day — Decorated car parade, outdoor movie with hot dogs, chips and lemonade

December — Christmas homes judged. Winners receive prizes

Board of Directors opening

There is an opening on the Park Stockdale Civic Association Board of Directors.

Any Park Stockdale homeowner interested in serving on the 11-member board should contact a director or the office: 205 Rio Bravo Drive; (661) 323-4302;

Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month and typically last a couple of hours. The board’s primary mission is to maintain the facilities and oversee activities there.

Looking for a few good ideas, volunteers

The Park Stockdale Civic Association board of directors would like to hear what’s on the minds of residents.

If you have suggestions or ideas for activities or want to volunteer to help with community events, please attend the meeting in the recreation room, 205 Rio Bravo Drive, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, or 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29.

T-ball season concludes

The Park Stockdale T-ball season came to another successful conclusion Thursday with a barbecue and trophy ceremony. All the 4- to 8-year-old players received a trophy.

This was the 43rd year that Tom and Kay Bell have run the program. Four 15-member teams played in the two-month-long season.

If you’re interested in getting your child involved next season, contact Tom Bell in February 2024, (661) 322-2801;

Here’s a photo gallery of some of the Red Rockets.