Archive for the ‘Rivertown’ Category

Automatic gate to be installed at Antioch Marina Boat Launch parking lot

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Closure Friday, April 5; hours of access to boat launch will not change

From City of Antioch

Attention Residents

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Boat Launch Parking Lot Closure

Date: Friday, April 5 Time: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please be advised that the Antioch Marina boat launch parking lot at the foot of L Street will be CLOSED this Friday!

Our contractors will be hard at work installing a brand-new automatic gate. As part of this process, they will be cutting into the driveway leading into the parking lot.

For safety reasons, access to the parking lot will be restricted during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

Plan ahead and make alternate arrangements if you were planning to use the boat launch during these hours.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to improve our facilities for everyone’s enjoyment!

UPDATE: According to Antioch Recreation Department Director and Acting Assistant City Manager Brad Helfenberger, “With the installation of the new gate, the level of access to the boat launch parking lot will not change. Currently, our landscaping contractor manually opens and closes the gate each day. With the new automatic gate, we will be able to program the opening and closing times depending on the season. The current access hours are 6am-9pm.”

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

Rivertown Treasure Chest’s 2024 Fashion Show April 24

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

We are looking for all those fun people who came last year and made this event so successful. Come and join us again for fashions, great music and a whole lot of fun!

Tickets for this year’s show are available at Rivertown Treasure Chest and La Plazuela. The buffet tickets are $15, and the show tickets are only $5 which includes your first drink.

Stop by the store at 306 G Street in historic, downtown Rivertown to get a ticket or to reserve a seat text or call (510) 909-4618 or email

Don’t miss this event, as we are working on having some great guest models.

For more information visit

Get photos with the Easter Bunny at Rivertown Treasure Chest Saturday, March 30

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
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Rivertown Easter Egg-stravaganza! March 30

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

Join us Saturday, March 30th Noon-4pm in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown district for our 7th Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza!

An afternoon filled with Easter fun with a store-to-store Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm sharp! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny at Waldie Plaza, 101 H Street, Antioch, CA.

Bring the kids, a big Easter basket and come join the fun!

Presented by Rivertown Merchants and Celebrate Antioch Foundation. For more information about events throughout the year visit or

Enjoy the 2024 events in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

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Antioch Rivertown Veterans Lions Club to hold crab feed fundraiser March 2nd

Monday, February 12th, 2024

For more information about the crab feed or service organization visit Antioch Rivertown Veterans Lions Club – Lions e-Clubhouse or

Besties, Bubbles & Brunch at Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill Feb. 11

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
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Antioch to hold Community Design Workshops for use of old lumber company lot Feb. 8 & 18

Saturday, January 20th, 2024
Source: City of Antioch

Input process continues for Rivertown Community Space begun last May following council direction in Nov. 2021

By Allen D. Payton

The City of Antioch is continuing its effort to obtain public input on the development of a new gathering place in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown. All residents are invited to share their vision for what is expected to be that part of town’s future central attraction. The empty, dirt lot is bordered by W. 2nd and 3rd and E Streets.

City staff is asking for input stating, “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. Share your thoughts on what this space should look like and what features it should include.”

The process began last May with an online survey and will continue during two Community Design Workshops on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Antioch Community Center in Prewett Family Park, 4703 Lone Tree Way and Sunday, Feb. 18 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Center, 213 F Street.

The effort follows the city council decision to support the River Town Square proposal by Save The Yard led by former Councilwoman Joy Motts. 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 the group was given the go ahead by all five council members to pursue the idea.

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

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.

To take the survey and for more information visit Rivertown Community Space.