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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Senior activities

The Bakersfield Family Medical Center/Heritage Physician Network is offering three types of free events to seniors from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Park Stockdale hall.

Coffee Club is a a social hour featuring coffee and donuts. Dates are: April 3, May 8 and June 5.

Arts and Crafts. Attendees are given a self-contained arts and crafts project that they can complete on site or take home, and a snack. Dates: April 6, May 11 and June 8.

Health Talk Bingo is March 23, April 27, May 25 and June 22.

RSVP is mandatory by noon the day before the event you wish to attend. Attendance is limited to 70 guests. Call (661) 846-4662.

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, April 8.

More details to come as they become available.

Lifeguards needed

Park Stockdale is hiring lifeguards for our summer season. Lifeguards must be certified.

To apply, contact the office at 205 Rio Bravo Drive; (661) 323-4302; Office hours are 10-1 MWF.

Spring yard sale

Park Stockdale will host its semiannual neighborhood yard sale Saturday, April 1.

The yard sales are the first Saturday in April and October.

Recent improvements

Several minor improvements were made to the playground and tennis courts recently.

Board member Matt Coleman installed two baby swings to replace one that went missing and another that was cracked with age.

Former board president Sander Strother and current president Jim Carnal installed two bottom safety bars above the playground bridge to prevent small children from falling through. They also replaced a wind screen on Court 1 and, when it blew off during a recent storm, put it back up.


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, 2023; 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, March 27 through May 25.

Cost is $43 for Park Stockdale residents; $45 for non-Park Stockdale residents.

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