Give input on design of the former Antioch Lumber Company lot in Rivertown

Referred to as the River Town Square on the former Antioch Lumber Company lot

The City of Antioch is excited to announce the development of a new gathering place in downtown Antioch. We invite you to share your vision for the future central attraction of historic Rivertown. This new outdoor public space is uniquely situated along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River. It will benefit our diverse community by fostering a vibrant, thriving downtown.

As previously reported by the Herald, during the Nov. 23, 2021 Antioch City Council meeting, after years of advocating for a park and event center on the former Antioch Lumber Company lot in the city’s historic, downtown Rivertown, former Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Joy Motts and members of the group, Save The Yard, got the go ahead from the city council. All five council members agreed to pursue the idea during their meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 23.

The City’s downtown hasn’t had a large park, but only the smaller Waldie Plaza, since the much larger Barbara Price Marina Park was replaced with the marina boat launch and parking lot in 2012.

The group provided a presentation and proposed it be known as the River Town Square.

River Town Square Site Plan from presentation at Antioch City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.

Since then, the Rivertown sign was erected across the street across W. 2nd Street at the intersection of E Street.

“We can begin a process for exploring a community gathering space, a green space,” then-City Manager Ron Bernal said at the Nov. 2021 meeting.

That process has finally begun.

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Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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