River Ranch County Park comprises more than 1,000 acres of meadowlands, woodlands, hills and escarpments providing hill country vistas between Leander and Liberty Hill. The South Fork of the San Gabriel River meanders through the northeastern portion of the park.
The land for River Ranch County Park was purchased in 2008 for $10,625,779 with voter approved park bonds. Phase I construction elements were designed by Design Workshop Landscape Architects and is being constructed by Ritter, Botkin Prime Construction Company, Inc. for a total of $11,040,192.26.
Phase 1 includes an area for day use activities, picnics, playgrounds, pavilions, and restrooms. Development also includes hike-in primitive campsites, walk-in/group campsites, RV camping (improved camping with electrical and water connections), and an associated wastewater dump station.
A Park Headquarters, 10-12 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, trailhead parking areas, and a maintenance compound with park residence are also included in Phase I development.
Phase I is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2020.