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Welcome to,
your best resource to finding answers to your questions about living at River Islands.

Find information regarding setting up utilities, important phone numbers to keep in your contacts,
a community events calendar and more!

We will also keep you up to date with the latest
information from the River Islands Development Team!

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We were thrilled to have received so many fun and interesting names in our Truxor Naming Contest!


(In case you missed it, our new amphibious Truxor machine is one that cuts down underwater weeds and clears debris along the edges of our lakes in a safe and environmentally-friendly way.)

We have our Top 5 favorite names; but we need the community’s help to pick one!

Important Announcements

February 27, 2024

See flyer for a valuable and FREE full-day Transitional Kindergarten resource at Banta Elementary. (click for PDF)

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February 27, 2024

Let's be good neighbors and responsible dog owners by cleaning up after our pets! Apart from being smelly and unsightly, dog poop can be hazardous to children and other animals.

Dog waste stations are located in park areas throughout the community with trash receptacles for proper disposal. Or if you're walking around the neighborhood, be sure to take a baggie with you and clean up after your pet immediately. By taking these simple steps while walking your dog(s), you help contribute to keeping our community clean and eliminate this common nuisance. Thanks for your cooperation!

February 14, 2024

An important primary on March 5th will determine our next Supervisor for District 3 of San Joaquin County. Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal and former Manteca Mayor Steve Debrum are on the ballot. Your vote matters!

If you've registered to vote with your Lathrop address, your mail-in Ballot for the Presidential Primary Election is in your mailbox.

The last day to register to vote for the March 5, 2024 Primary Election is February 20th. Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at designated dropboxes at Lathrop City Hall and La Reina Supermarket in Lathrop, available daily from 7am to 8pm and locked on Election Night, March 5th.

Upcoming Events

"Currents" Online
 Winter 2024

  • Open Letter from Susan Dell'Osso

  • Priest Ranch Winery Goes For The Gold

  • The Shores Opens With River Views And Dramatic Architecture

  • Kiper Homes Returns With Capri Neighborhood

  • A Brilliant Community Display

  • Town Center Now Considering Medical Offices In Its Planning

  • Accepting Applications Now For The Citizens Advisory Committee

  • Photo Contest Begins

  • Teams Forming For Heart Walk

  • Call The Community Hotline

  • Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

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Photo Contest Now Closed

A big THANK YOU to everyone who entered photos for this contest! The entry period is now closed.

Good luck to all and we will contact the winners soon!


New Citizens Advisory Committee

We want to thank everyone who applied to be part of our new Citizens Advisory Committee. We will be starting the selection process and will reach out to the new members soon!

Teams Forming For Heart Walk 2024

Lead your neighborhood in this year's 209 Heart and Stroke Walk brought to River Islands by the American Heart Association! Register to be a Walk Coach now to receive an exclusive AHA-branded coach jersey - then gather some friends and neighbors to join your team. 

What's Going On In Lathrop:

Essential Resources

Islanders Care

Join us to support Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin County!

If you would like to contribute unopened and unexpired non-perishable food items, we have placed donation bins in the following locations:

Welcome Center (1401 River Islands Pkwy)

Fire Station #35 (19001 Somerston Pkwy)


Welcome Center Opens Doors For New Rental Program

We're excited to announce that the River Islands Welcome Center is now available for residents to rent for small gatherings and meeting space!

If you belong to a club within the community that needs a place to hold meetings or want to host a small-scale celebratory event for family and friends, then we can provide it by offering the Welcome Center lobby area and deck outside of business hours. Inside capacity is at a 49-person maximum.

All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for approval. Please note that the Welcome Center is open daily - we cannot accomodate requests for use during operating hours, 10am - 5pm. For complete information about the rules and fees, and to submit a request for use, click here.

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You're invited to
The Islanders' Circle

Have you popped open the bottle of Priest Ranch Wine that was included in your River Islands welcome basket and LOVED it? Here's some great news:

Priest Ranch, which shares a parent company with River Islands, has created a wine club just for Islanders, with plans for deliveries to be made to our community three times per year, accompanied by fun pick-up parties! Along with a special discount on all wines, members will receive three customizable shipments per year, be invited to the tasting room in Yountville for a complementary wine tasting once a year, first-access to winery-exclusive wines and MORE!

For details and to sign up, click here!

Community Map

When you meet someone who tells you they live in Drake’s Bend, do you know where that is? Did you know that Lakeside is not 360 Lakeside? Wouldn’t you love to have a map that shows all of the River Islands neighborhoods, by name?


This is not a street map, but a neighborhood map, to help you navigate around the community as you put down roots.

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