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Master Plan

Recreation and Park Master Plan

The NOR Master Plan has been revised consistently about every ten years since 1965 to adjust to the changing needs of area constituents. The plan is intended to be a policy document and to give long range direction to assist in the provision of facilities and services to the rapidly developing District. This plan is not intended to conflict with the currently adopted Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan or the Kern County  General Plan.

The North of the River Recreation and Park District adopted the current Recreation and Park Master Plan 2010-2020 on June 20, 2011 per Board Resolution 25-11. Special thanks is given to area residents, school officials and others who responded to the needs survey and/or provided suggestions and comments for consideration related to future directions for this agency.

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Future Park Sites

Austin Creek Park 

Austin Creek Park will be located off Jenkins Road and Hageman Road in Northwest Bakersfield. This park will be an approximately 10 acre neighborhood park and is focused for close-to-home participants and activities. Future amenities may include, but are not limited to: children’s play areas, picnic facilities, basketball and/or multi-use courts with lighting, multi-use playfield areas, restrooms, off-street parking security lighting and associated improvements common with NOR’s neighborhood park recommendations.

Coffee/Etchart Park Site 

This future park site will be located in the southwest corner of future Etchart Road and Coffee road. At approximately 6 acres is size, the land will be designated as a neighborhood park.

Nord/Hageman Park Site 

This future park site will be located in the general vicinity of Nord Road and Hageman Road. At approximately 10 acres is size, the land will be designated as a neighborhood park.

Rosedale Park 

Rosedale Park will be located off Rosedale Highway between Old Farm Road and Jewetta Avenue. This future community park will be 20 acres in size and future amenities may include, but are not limited to children’s play areas, picnic facilities, a multi-field softball complex, basketball and/or multi-use courts with lighting, multi-use playfield areas, restrooms, off street parking, security lighting and associated improvements common with NOR’s community park standards.

Stockdale River Ranch Park 

As part of the Stockdale River Ranch 565 acre master planned community, the mulit-phase park will be approximately 22 acres in size. This community park at full buildout will feature multi-use fields, youth/adult softball fields, a dog park, playgrounds, group picnic areas, multi-use sports courts and open space. Stockdale River Ranch Park will incorporate water-wise plantings, smart irrigation, green infrastructure to support habitat and continue North of the River Recreation and Park District's commitment to providing recreation and park opportunities for generations to come. A portion of the park is reserved for the construction of a future community center, proposed by NOR based on level of service needed. Concept and design for the park site are in production, the community center is not a part of the project at this time.

Plan view of future Stockdale River Ranch Park with all phases complete.
Conceptual Landscape Plan, future Stockdale River Ranch Community Park