On Sunday, March 31, the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District’s state-of-the-art fire station #35 will open with a traditional Open House for the public! From noon until 4pm, residents of River Islands and all of Lathrop are invited to tour the station and meet Smokey the Bear, who will be visiting for the afternoon. The fire district staff will be on hand to offer tours and answer questions. Refreshments will also be served. For the first time, the community will get to see a meeting room designed and built just for them — a place for clubs, civic organizations and groups like the Neighborhood Watch to meet.

Susan Dell’Osso, President of River Islands Development, expressed her excitement about creating “this amazing asset for the entire community.” The developer funded the project upfront to allow for the highest quality of service to be provided to the residents of River Islands, delivered in the appropriate response times required by the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District’s master plan.

Fire Chief Gene Neely has been closely involved with each step of the process of designing and building the station. His staff, among the best trained in the region, will continue to provide the best possible service from their new home.

Chief Neely was adamant in the move to create a true community meeting room within the new station, “to create a strong relationship between our residents and the staff of professionals which serves them.”

RSVP to our Facebook event and let us know if you will be stopping by. See you on Sunday!

Fire Station #35 is located at 19050 Golden Valley Parkway Lathrop, CA 95330. It is a new address so Google Maps may direct you to the wrong location. Please follow the driving directions below.

Driving Directions:

– Take River Islands Parkway to Somerston Parkway and turn left (south) onto Somerston Parkway.
– Follow Somerston Parkway to the end.
– Station 35 Fire Station will be on the right. Follow signs for parking.

The reviews are in, folks…River Islands has officially made it onto the John Burns’ Top 50 Master-Planned Communities List! We are so honored and proud to be recognized as one of the best master-planned communities in the country, and we wanted to share it with all of you! We love our community and we welcome all who would love to be part of it.

If you’ve never “escaped to the islands” before and are new to our recreation-filled lifestyle, here are a few things you should know, and why we think you would love living here.

Tour, Explore, and Discover Your Dream Home!

We’re currently kicking off 2019 strong with 10 neighborhoods selling and a total of 30 model homes for you to explore. Here, you’ll find something for every lifestyle, including spacious single-family homes (both single-story and two-story), detached bungalows, carriage-style flats, and much more to come. Whether you’re starting a family or living the empty-nester life, the perfect home you’ve been waiting for could be right here with us!

You can explore our neighborhoods on our website and use our Homefinder tool to find the home that best fits your needs.

A+ Schools

Our community’s features set it apart, from resort-style amenities to the outstanding River Islands Technology Academy, a school that has become one of the most desirable charter schools in Northern California! But it doesn’t stop there…more schools are in the plan so that parents can deal with a stress-free commute, and kids and can walk with friends or ride their bikes to homeroom. #Winning. Learn more about our schools and plans for the future on our website.

There’s Always Something To Do

One thing is for sure, when you live at River Islands…you’ll never be bored! There are plenty of places to play around every corner, including kid-friendly parks, a scenic trail system, and lake activities like canoeing and paddleboarding. We even have our very own lakefront restaurant! If you would like to know more about the islander lifestyle, get all the details HERE.

We invite you to dive into the River Islands experience and discover everything our community has to offer. Want to grab lunch while you’re here? We recommend a delicious burger on the deck and a little game of bocce afterward. We’ll meet you there!