Riverstone’s Dog Park Now Open
June 8, 2019
There’s a place for everyone at the 2,000-acre master-planned community of Riverstone—including man’s best friend. Central Bark—Riverstone’s creatively designed dog park—held its official Grand Opening last month, a fur-studded event attended by approximately 75 canine-loving residents and 50 happily romping and frolicking dogs.
The Central Bark park-goers were treated with free goodie bags and Riverstone doggie-bone bag dispensers while enjoying the canine camaraderie amidst a dog park setting that is anything but typical. Central Bark’s many amenities include trees, creative dog fountains and open-space areas ideal for running and disc catching. Unlike other dog parks, Central Bark features separate areas for small dogs (Little Bark) and big dogs (Big Bark), both with their own separate, gated entry. The unique design ensures that both the dogs and their owners are able to enjoy a better, safer park-going experience.
A number of local vendors joined in the Grand Opening’s tail-wagging fun, including Jitters Coffee, who kept the crowds happy with delicious blended brews and even tasty “puppuccinos”—cups of whipped cream topped with a little dog treat. Other vendors at the event included Elaine’s Pet Resorts and Yosemite Bark, two nearby companies offering numerous services including dog training, in-home pet sitting, dog boarding and dog walking.
“Fun and lively get-togethers have always been a big part of life at our community,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “It was wonderful to see so many Riverstone residents and pets come out to help us celebrate our newest family-friendly amenity.”
Thematic neighborhood parks are a recurring theme at Riverstone, which means that family playtime is always an easy proposition. Homeowner families are enjoying three parks conveniently close to home within Riverstone’s Lodge District residential neighborhood—and two more parks (Tournament Park and Expedition Park) are on the way.
For even more outdoor fun, the community’s network of hiking and biking trails are anticipated to open soon, which are planned to eventually link all of Riverstone’s residential districts together. The first trail completed is expected to intersect existing agricultural lands, and extend to an overlook affording picturesque orchard vistas.
Riverstone’s unique way of life that extends far beyond the four walls of a home may have played a part in the community’s recent winning of the CVLUX 2019 Luxury Award for Community of the Year. Determined by a vote of the general public, the prestigious accolade honors only the best of the best in the Central Valley. The recent win comes on the heels of last year’s most notable achievement for Riverstone: the coveted Gold Award for 2018 Best Master-Planned Community of The Year awarded by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
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, as well as commercial and mixed-use space including office, service and retail. Amenities at Riverstone are anticipated to include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, multiple community clubhouses, hiking and biking trails, a dog park, a community farm, historic olive and citrus groves, a sustainable water supply, and on-site schools 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, D.R. Horton, Lennar and Wathen Castanos Homes, homebuyers are encouraged to 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!