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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Services set for PSCA director









Robert “Bill” Zobel, 67, a long-time director on the Park Stockdale Civic Association board, passed away Tuesday morning in his home.

A memorial service to honor his life and memory will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Rock Harbor Church, 3633 Rosedale Highway.

Family and friends will pay tribute to him by celebrating his life and sharing their memories of him.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Becky, and four sons: Michael, Matthew, Mark and John.





Ten residents attend pickleball courts grand opening












Steve Low and his daughter Christina gave free lessons to 10 residents at the grand opening of Park Stockdale’s two new pickleball courts from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 27.

Low sets up the pickleball nets most mornings and leaves paddles and balls on the court. If the nets are locked or if you would like free lessons, call Low at (661) 324-6130.

Philanthropists Steve Low and Dennis Shea paid for the nets, paint, tape and brushes to create the courts on Court 2 of the tennis courts.

Low and PSCA president Jim Carnal volunteered their labor to paint the lines.


Parking lot paved

The parking lot was patched, sealed and lined Tuesday.





Safety and security meeting

Five representatives from the Bakersfield Police Department gave a presentation on neighborhood safety and security issues Wednesday morning in the hall.
Bakersfield Police Department Community Relations Specialists Noemi Bachman and Darian Hensen-Garcia shared ways to increase security in our neighborhood.

Bakersfield Police Department Officers Delfin and Dickson and Senior Officer Marquez answered many questions from a vocal group of residents.
Noemi reminded residents to always make sure you take everything out of your car so that no one wants to break into your vehicle.
Darian said it’s a lot more difficult to break into your house if you have everything locked up.
Senior Officer Marquez said thieves have sophisticated devices that are able to capture your garage door opener code. They all confirmed Code Enforcement as our resource for property problems like persons living in trailers or RVs in driveways or the street. For abandoned vehicles on the street, call BPD.


BPD officers Delfin and Dickson and senior officer Marquez


BPD Community Relations Specialist Noemi Bachman



Pickleball Grand Opening

The grand opening for Park Stockdale’s two new pickleball courts will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 27.

Pickleball enthusiast Steve Low will give free lessons.

Philanthropists Low and Dennis Shea paid for the nets, paint, tape and brushes to create the courts on Court 2 of the tennis courts.

Low and PSCA president Jim Carnal volunteered their labor.

Pool opens Memorial Day weekend

Thanks to the 11 volunteers who uncovered the Park Stockdale junior Olympic-size pool on Saturday.

Volunteers were board members Tom Bell, Matt Coleman, Bill Zobel and Jim Carnal, along with Dennis Shea, Sander Strother, John Zobel, Anthony Martinez, Kieran Dowling, Ethan Jones and Andrew Jones. The Jones brothers also teamed up to dispose of the two old concrete umbrella stands that have been replaced.

The pool is being prepped for the summer season and will open on Saturday, May 27.

The private pool will be open for residents and their guests from noon-8 p.m. May 27-29. It will reopen daily on Friday, June 2, through Aug. 13 and then weekends and holidays through Labor Day.

Residents may invite two guests each with a limit of three accompanying residents with six guests.

If you need a key card for entrance, see Sharyn in the office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF. She will be working Memorial Day. Renters need to bring ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill.

Lap swimming for residents 18 and older is available from 6 to 8 a.m. daily. No lifeguard is on duty.