At River Islands, we believe that the season of giving is 365 days long! We’re delighted that so many of our generous residents have participated in our 365 Days of Giving program by donating to the River Islands Food Drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank Of San Joaquin County.

To continue the spirit of giving into the summer months, we’re encouraging our residents to bring non-perishable food items to the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Station 35, located at the end of Somerston Parkway. Donations are accepted every day and can be dropped off in the bins set aside for collections. The fire department will then drop off all of the food to the Second Harvest in Maneca.

fire department at river islands

Looking for another way you can give back to the community? We’ve partnered with to make being charitable even easier! Visit and search for the River Islands registry to find out which items are needed most by Second Harvest. Once you purchase your items for donation, Target will deliver them to Fire Station 35. For more information on how to use the registry, see the instructions below.

We want to thank our amazing residents for making the 365 Day of Giving program a success! Among Second Harvest’s programs are Food Assistance, Fresh Food 4 Kids, Mobile Fresh and Seniors Brown Bag, and your generous donations have helped these programs that serve the 35,000 individuals in need throughout our area.

How to get to the registry:
Click on Registry
Click on Search for Organization
Type in: “River Islands” and our charity registry will pop up

This spring, make a fresh start in Lathrop at Balboa by Kiper Homes! Balboa offers breathtaking single-family homes and is now previewing in our extraordinary master-planned community. This one-of-a-kind neighborhood features both waterside living and off water opportunities in proximity to River Island’s amazing outdoor and local amenities.

Balboa by Kiper Homes showcases one-and two-story home designs ranging from approximately 1,950 to 2,850 square feet with three to five bedrooms and two to four baths. The three impressive floorplans offer contemporary layouts featuring fully appointed kitchens with gourmet center islands, elegant primary bedroom suites, stylish secondary baths and optional California rooms (per plan). Take a look below to learn more about the three distinct floorplans.

Residence 1 at Balboa by Kiper Homes at River Islands

Residence One

Live a charmed life in the beautiful Residence One. This dreamy three-bedroom home offers approximately 1,937 square feet of living space with three bathrooms and an optional tech space made for work, play, or relaxing.

Residence 2 at Balboa by Kiper Homes at River Islands

Residence Two

Looking for an open-concept home that’s ideal for your family’s evolving lifestyle? The stunning Residence Two offers a generous flex space that you can utilize as a fitness area, office or dining room. This chic home design also offers a second-floor loft so your family has plenty of space for all your unique needs.

Residence 3 at Balboa by Kiper Homes at River Islands

Residence Three

Be the ultimate host in the incredible Residence Three. This expansive floorplan offers up to 3,859 square feet of living space with an elegant dining room and open great room for entertaining guests. Do you host frequent out-of-town visitors? The first-floor bedroom can become a stunning guest bedroom!

Is your heart set on living at Balboa? Call the Kiper Homes team at (209) 740-4021 to schedule your appointment to discover more about these brand-new homes. To receive important information about this neighborhood including Grand Opening updates, sign up for the Interest List.

Looking for a fun way to greet the weekend in our gorgeous community? Shop local and have your pick of the crop at our weekly Farmers Market! Running now through September 18th, our expanded Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Located on the corner of River Islands Parkway and Somerston Parkway (in the lot behind our Welcome Center), the Farmers Market will be offering fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, hummus, dried fruit, and more products from local vendors. Need a caffeine boost before shopping? A coffee cart will be offering delectable goodies that you can enjoy on the charming porch of our Welcome Center. The Farmers Market provides people with the perfect opportunity to pick up seasonal produce and support small businesses. We can’t wait to spend a beautiful Saturday morning with you and your family!