Modesto car dealership owner Tony Mistlin on Tuesday donated 20 acres of land for expansion of the sports park named after him in Ripon.
Mistlin, who owns the Mistlin Honda dealership in Modesto, gave the land to the city to further develop the Mistlin Sports Park on River Road, which now includes an operating almond orchard. Mistlin's gift increases the park's size to 120 acres, he said Wednesday.
"Instead of leaving things in my will, I figured I'd rather do it while I'm alive and can enjoy it," said Mistlin, 84. He also is a major supporter of the arts and is especially known for donating fountains.
Mistlin says he has his eye on donating another fountain to the city of Ripon, his fourth such project.