Lathrop Police Services, a division of San Joaquin County’s Sherriff’s Office, has announced the beginning of the construction of its state-of-the-art Administrative Office. Located west of Bradshaw’s Crossing Bridge, the building will be one of the first things newcomers to River Islands will see upon entering the community. Since the police staff will use this facility to pick up and drop off cars at the beginning of each shift, there will be an active and visual presence of uniformed police officers at the site every day.

The 13,889 square foot building is a contemporary design by architects LDA Partners. In the local area, the firm also designed the Lathrop Generations Center, the AG Spanos Building, and the Wine and Roses Visitor Center and Spa.

Construction is expected to be ongoing throughout 2020, with a public opening early in 2021.

This annual Holiday Lights Contest is back this year – and every neighborhood, including neighborhoods that are just starting to move new residents into River Islands – are invited to participate.

With so many households participating, all River Islands residents get to enjoy a wonderful display of lights and decorations throughout the community.

Residents can vote for their favorite home online, on Every household is restricted to one vote, on the honor system. This year, there will be a single award: a $250 gift card to Home Depot.

Roving photographers will be out in the evenings, taking photos of the many homes and posting them on the River Islands Facebook page and Instagram.

If you are thinking about making the move to River Islands, stop by during December to see how we celebrate community!

The motto at Kiper Homes is “home to higher standards,” and we couldn’t agree more. This private, family-owned builder not only builds livable, open-concept floorplans for today’s modern families, but they put quality above everything else.

From the moment you step inside, you can appreciate the incredible detail and design that go into every home, whether it’s the efficient and sophisticated kitchens or the stunning lakefront location. Both Lakeside and Beacon Bay boast bright, rich, and warm interiors paired with a picturesque outdoor lifestyle, giving future homebuyers the best of both worlds.


3 to 5 bedrooms

Approximately 2,016 to 2,566 square feet of living space

Lakeside is designed to suit the relaxed Delta lifestyle of River Islands, with four floorplans that are comfortable, airy, and present the option of easily accessible, tranquil outdoor living. A broad array of customizing “extras” are offered to allow homeowners the ability to create an environment that reflects their own personal taste.

Select properties at both Lakeside and Beacon Bay include a fantastic lakefront location for those seeking to include the “water” element into their everyday lifestyle. These select homes feature shared docks so that residents can easily spend afternoons on the boat, paddle boarding, or kayaking.

Remember those sophisticated kitchens we were talking about? Just wait until you see them in person! Each Lakeside kitchen includes granite countertops in a choice of four different colors, state-of-the-art Whirlpool appliances, lavish center islands, and custom beech cabinetry in a variety of beautiful stains.

Enjoy the sparkling blue waters by boat or from the comfort of your own backyard. Fireplaces are included for those chilly Lathrop evenings or to simply enhance the ambiance.

Beacon Bay

3 to 5 Bedrooms

Approximately 2,281 – 2,939 square feet of living space

At Beacon Bay, you can choose from four distinct floorplans with a wide range of exterior elevations. The extensive array of amenities and upgrades have been selected with today’s homebuyer in mind, including rooms for indoor/outdoor living, multi-generational-friendly home design, and plenty of flex spaces to make your home uniquely yours.

Need a change of scenery? Try something new and dive into a good book on the balcony instead of the backyard. Living here means having options available to freshen up your daily routine!

Speaking of balconies, select floorplans at Beacon Bay include these scenic outdoor spaces right off the master suite! Come home and flop on the bed after a long day, or step outside onto your private deck to relax and reflect.

Impressive volume ceilings and sliding doors make family gathering areas feel so inviting and spacious! Keep the doors open to keep everyone connected, or enjoy some privacy and do your own thing.

Find your dream home right here in River Islands and join the Kiper Homes family! You can learn more about the floorplans HERE, then stop by the Information Centers to chat with a Sales Counselor in person. The Information Centers are open daily until 5 P.M.

It’s time for another spotlight of one of our favorite parks in River Islands! Today’s special feature belongs to Summer House Park.

If you’re new to our blog, welcome! We’re so glad you stopped by to read along! This blog is the fifth installment of our River Islands park series where we like to highlight our neighborhood parks and their family-friendly amenities all throughout the community.

It’s easy to see that our Islander lifestyle is all about nurturing a strong sense of community. Opportunities to gather and socialize, play, explore, and enjoy the natural bounty of this part of the San Joaquin Valley are all right here in River Islands. Outdoor living plays a major part in our residents’ active lifestyles, too! Our master plan was designed to encourage walking and physical activity with acres of extensive trails and a variety of recreational amenities, like the beautiful Summer House Park!

Long walking paths leading you throughout the park make logging your daily steps a breeze! There’s plenty of wide-open grassy space for the pups so they can get their exercise in, too, with a good game of fetch! Just don’t forget their favorite ball and treats! For our avid cyclists in the community, this is the perfect place to get in your daily workout or go for a leisurely ride to take in the scenic views along the neighborhood trail system.

What could be better than a picnic lunch this time of year? Maybe flying a kite and tossing a frisbee back and forth with the kiddos and their friends for the afternoon! Summer House Park has endless amenities and opportunities for outdoor fun right in your very own backyard, making it one of our favorite places to soak in the sunshine with our friendly neighbors!

To find out more information about Summer House Park and the other parks in the community, take some time to explore our WEBSITE! Be sure to stop by our Welcome Center to chat with the River Islands team about what life is like at River Islands, and don’t forget to check back to see which park we highlight next!