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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How to have your bank pay your dues

If you would like to pay your dues online, contact your bank regarding its procedures.
Some banks have a system established to mail checks for the quarterly dues.


Bike Rodeo Canceled

The Bike Rodeo scheduled for 4-5 p.m. Thursday, June 17, has been canceled due to forecasts of extreme heat.

The event run by the Bakersfield Police Department in the parking lot in front of the community center may be rescheduled when the weather cools.

ParkWalk 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday

People usually thank sponsors and supporters at the end of an event. We want to acknowledge our supporters now.
Girl Scout Troop 1821 👭 will be serving as hostesses, and are making SWAPS for those who walk a lap or three around the park.
Thrivent provided funds💲and 👕 tee shirts and supplies for our Thrivent Action Team.
The Bakersfield Police Department is providing information on bike safety 🚴 and will be sponsoring our upcoming Bike Rodeo.
Trader Joe’s is going to give us fresh fruit for snacks. 🍎
SLP donated Fun Fitness cookies. 🍪
We do hope you all come ~ adults ~ kids ~ families. Do some exercises on the ParkCourse, walk a lap or three on the ParkWalk at our own neighborhood Harrington Park.
9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5.

Pool opens Memorial Day Monday

The annual opening of the pool got pushed back two days this year.

The pool opened to residents and guests on Memorial Day Monday rather than the traditional Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

The two-day delay was because the final day of  lifeguard certification was May 30.

Pool is opens weekends only (June 5-6) until Van Horn School gets out. Pool opens daily June 9.
When pool is open, hours are always noon-8 p.m.
In the late summer the reverse is true. Once Van Horn is back in session, the pool will be open weekends only through Labor Day.

The pool is open daily to adult lap swimmers from 6-8 a.m. For a key to the second gate, go to the office during business hours 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

No lifeguard is on duty for morning lap swimming.

ParkWalk celebration

The newly signed ParkWalk will be celebrated at Harrington Park from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5.
Bakersfield Police Department representatives will share information on bike safety and the date for the Bike Rodeo will be announced.

So join us, take a lap around the ParkWalk, try the exercises on the ParkCourse, meet the Girl Scouts, and enjoy a light snack.
Can’t wait to meet new neighbors. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
Girl Scouts Troop 8121 will celebrate friendship, fitness and fun with us at our park.
The girls said they are excited to: “See your faces” and 😍 “make a new friend.”
“Let’s have a nice day together.” 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Come have fun and get to know someone you never knew before.

There’s an old proverb; “So walk in the way of good people and stay on the path.”
Are you up for it?
Can you stay on the path for three laps around the park?
Three laps around Harrington Park equals one mile. Can you do it?
Come on outside; breathe fresh air; meet the Girl Scouts. Invite your neighbors. Come walk around the park; just three laps. .. come on, you can do it.
🌄 Saturday
June 5; 9-11:30 a.m.

T-ball in full swing

Residents Tom and Kay Bell have run the spring T-ball league for 40 years.

T-ball is meant to introduce youngsters to team sports in a friendly atmosphere where parents are the coaches and every game ends in a tie.

This season features four teams of 14 players each ranging from 4 to 8 years old. Past seasons have had as many as 12 teams. Games are held 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Harrington Park.

Players are not limited to Park Stockdale residents. If you would like to sign your child up for next year’s season, contact Tom Bell next February: (661) 322-2801,

Here are some photos of the Blue Dragons by PSCA president Jim Carnal that capture the spirit of the games.