Riverstone: The Best Summers Happen Here
May 14, 2021
For many people, summertime is the hands-down favorite season of the year—and it takes on a whole new dimension for those living at the 2,000-acre master-planned community of Riverstone. With a variety of inviting neighborhood parks, open spaces, and a long list of indoor-outdoor amenities designed for families, Riverstone is truly the place for summer fun in the sun.
Many Riverstone residents easily slip into a summer state of mind with a visit to The Lodge, the community’s first resort-style clubhouse. Situated in the Lodge District residential neighborhood, The Lodge is a truly one-of-a-kind venue that’s comfortable enough to call your second living room. Within its expansive interior spaces, residents are free to enjoy an array of exceptional amenities including a Great Room and flexible gathering places with WiFi, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center—an innovative, fitness trainer-designed facility offering advanced exercise equipment as well as free weights.
Located within The Lodge is the Gear Barn, a popular facility exclusively for residents that offers rental gear and information on a wide variety of on- and off-site adventures—everything from kayaking, camping and fishing to hiking in the Sierras. Residents can also grab a bike from the Gear Barn to cruise around the community—and along Riverstone’s future network of hiking and biking trails.
Just outside, The Lodge features a resort-style pool and spa with poolside cabanas, a children’s pool and splash pad, an outdoor bar with firepit conversation areas, and a demonstration kitchen and community garden.
“When I think of summer, I just naturally think of The Lodge,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “It’s such a comfortable hangout day and night, whether splashing around in the pools, kicking back and keeping cool in a cabana, or relaxing in the evenings with friends and family around the big outdoor firepit. It almost feels like vacation more than everyday life, and I’m pretty sure that’s why our resident families have come to love it so much.”
Summertime and parks go hand in hand, and Riverstone’s collection of five parks are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the community’s wide-ranging collections of homes.
Adventure Park—an active spot ideal for children—features play structures, climbing boulders, a permanent ping-pong table and three different slides, all with a soft, spongy ground to safely cushion youngsters’ falls.
Garden Park is a sunny spot to kick back and enjoy slowing down a bit from often hectic schedules, with barbecue areas, Bocce Ball and a large communal table ideal for outdoor dining.
Kids and grown-ups alike enjoy friendly games of soccer on the mini field at Pavilion Park, which also features play equipment, tire swings and shaded picnic benches. Tournament Park, a favorite among many homeowner families, includes two pickle ball courts, an outdoor shade structure, and a creative, street-like play area where kids can safely ride bikes.
Fur-forward summertime fun is routinely found at Riverstone’s much-loved dog park, Central Bark—which is the perfect spot for homeowners and dogs to get some exercise and enjoy the camaraderie of other dog-loving residents. Ensuring that tails are always wagging, the park’s amenities include trees, creative dog fountains and open-space areas ideal for running, frolicking and disc catching.
Anticipated to open this fall is the community’s next-door, mixed-use lifestyle retail destination—Riverwalk. Planned for more than one million square feet of commercial, Class-A office and retail space on two parcels located at Avenue 12 and Highway 41, the open-air Riverwalk is envisioned to offer a one-of-a-kind, live-work-shop-dine-play dynamic unique to the North Fresno area.
Some of Riverwalk’s first retail tenants have already been announced, including Dutch Bros. Coffee and local favorites, Papi’s Mex Grill and Judy’s Donuts. More retail tenants will be announced soon.
For retail leasing opportunities, contact Michael Arfsten or Nick Frechou at (559) 256-1700. For commercial office leasing opportunities, contact Ashley Missel or Phil Souza at (559) 447-6218.
Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, Riverstone—when complete—will total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes. Amenities at Riverstone include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, a dog park, a sustainable water supply and The Lodge community clubhouse with resort-style swimming pools, a trainer-designed fitness center, demonstration kitchen, Gear Barn, outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, and ongoing monthly activities such as self-defense classes, book clubs, arts and crafts, specialty meal cooking classes and more. Future amenities are anticipated to include hiking and biking trails, a community farm and the on-site Stone Creek Elementary school belonging to the award-winning Golden Valley Unified School District.
For more information about the new-home community of Riverstone and its collections of new homes from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, Crown Homes, Lennar, Wathen Castanos Homes, Wilson Homes and Woodside Homes, homebuyers are encouraged to tour the builders’ Model Homes or visit the community’s website at www.RiverstoneCA.com and add their name to the Interest List.
The freshwater lake eight miles from Riverstone is full of fish and ready. There’s also Millerton Lake, just 13 miles away. Happy angling!