About Riverbank, California
Riverbank is a city located in Stanislaus County, California, and is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was incorporated on August 23, 1922, making it one of the oldest cities in the county. It covers a total area of approximately 4.1 square miles. As of the 2024 census, the population of Riverbank was estimated to be around 24,814. The city experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Riverbank has a rich agricultural history, with crops like almonds, walnuts, and peaches being major contributors to the local economy. It is home to several parks and recreational areas, including Jacob Myers Park, Crossroads Shopping Center Park, and Stanislaus River Regional Park. Jacob Myers Park is a popular destination for outdoor activities, offering picnic areas, playgrounds, walking trails, and access to the river. Riverbank is known for its annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition, a community event showcasing local wineries and dairy products. The city hosts the annual Riverbank Run, a community event that includes a marathon, half-marathon, and 5k race. Riverbank’s proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains makes it a popular base for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities like hiking, camping, and fishing. The city takes pride in its historic downtown area, which features charming shops, restaurants, and local businesses.