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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Community service

Pictured: Jack Griffith, Bryan Nolan, Pat Nolan and Susan Tuttle. Not pictured: Michelle Patterson.

Thanks to the early morning lap swimmers for scrubbing clean the top row of pool tiles at the end of the season before the pool is covered.

Board member Susan Tuttle got things rolling this year by bringing the sponges.
Resident Pat Nolan, who has been lap swimming here with her husband Bryan for 25 years, said the pool is “the jewel of the community. Cleaning the tiles is a way for the swimmers to give back” to the board of directors and the community.
Tuttle added, “It was kind of our thank you.”
She added that the adult lap swimming hours, 6-8 a.m. daily, are not just for proficient swimmers. Adults who are  rehabbing are welcome to just walk the lanes for physical therapy.
The sponge brigade this year was: Tuttle, the Nolans, Jack Griffith and Michelle Patterson.

Volunteers sought to cover pool

The date for covering the Park Stockdale swimming pool has been moved back to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.

Volunteers can just show up and should bring work gloves and old clothes that will get dirty and possibly marred by glue.

It takes several hours to cover the pool with tarp for the winter.

Yard sale Oct. 2

Mark your calendars.

The semi-annual Park Stockdale neighborhood yard sale will be Saturday, Oct. 2.

Pool open this weekend

The Park Stockdale pool will be open from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19.

Pool open 4-8 Sept. 11

The weather is hot and the pool is still warm so the pool will be open from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

Girl Scouts treat seniors

Girl Scout Troop 8121 rocks!  🤦 👧 🤷
😄 Thirty Park Stockdale seniors shared breakfast together this morning. As part of their community outreach, Girl Scouts prepared a feast including: 🥞pancakes, eggs, 🥓bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee.
The oldest Park Stockdale residents were acknowledged with smiles 🤗, prizes and applause. Numerous people said they had a great time and their facial expressions confirmed it.
Three firemen from Fire Station 11 shared safety tips and answered questions. Capt. Frank said don’t call 911 in non-emergencies when you need help to get a non-injured person up.  Instead call (661) 324-6551.
Funds were provided by Thrivent Action Team.
Suggestions for future activities are welcome, 323-4302.