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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Santa Claus is coming to the park

Dan and Susan Tuttle post the latest poster.

The Christmas movie has been moved indoors to the hall due to wind and possibly rain.

Christmas at Harrington Park will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. Drive your decorated car to the park. Line up at 4:30 p.m. At 5, we will parade through all four quadrants of the neighborhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will lead the parade. Come out and holiday cheer them on.

After the parade, sign in in the rec room, get a raffle ticket for a drawing for prizes, leave an unwrapped toy for the less fortunate and take a photo with the Clauses.

Free pizza from BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse plus popcorn and hot chocolate will be served.

Hope to see you there.


Pickleball anyone?

The Park Stockdale Civic Association is considering setting up two Pickleball courts on one of the four tennis courts.

We would like to gauge community interest before proceeding.

If you would be interested in playing Pickleball here, please email, leave a voice mail at (661) 323-4302 or put a note with your name and contact info through the office mail slot.

Thanksgiving drawings in the rec room

A couple of dozen residents turned out for an art project where they drew what they were thankful for on Thursday in the rec room.

Tessa, a Bakersfield High School sophomore, turned the room into an art studio for her community service project.

Using crayons, markers and chalk, artists drew everything from trees to the beach but mostly they drew family.

Tessa’s classmates, Yvonne, Rhyen, and Johle, helped and encouraged the artists. Matthew, Tessa’s younger brother, created chalk animals out front.

Creating art together

Tessa, a Bakersfield High School sophomore, will be using the rec room for an art project for community service.
All ages are welcome to attend from 4 to 7 p.m. on November 17.

Costume parade





















































IMG_3464A shark, witches and superheroes were among the 70 similarly costumed children who took over the Harrington Park parking lot during the annual Halloween costume parade Oct. 27.

Firemen from local Station 11 were on hand to guide the pint-sized paraders as they marched around the fire engine. Firefighter Lyle Drake gave a presentation as Capt. Curtis Webb and engineer John Sturgeon handled crowd control for the 19 families in attendance.

The children received bags of candy. Some even got gift cards for kids meals donated by Chick-fil-A.

The event was organized by board members Roxanne Fackler, Kiki Contreras, Ana Flores and Susan Tuttle. Residents Katrina Cleveland and Melissa Martinez rounded out the committee that put together the event hosted by the Park Stockdale Civic Association.


Pool covered for winter

Park Stockdale directors Dennis Shea and Tom Bell, resident Gary Olsen, lifeguard Carson Dahlstrom and (not pictured) board members Matt Coleman and Jim Carnal covered the pool for the winter on Thursday.