The beautiful City of Dublin is considered “gateway to the Tri-Valley region”, making it one of the most accessible cities in the region. Renowned for its prosperity and business, Dublin offers a rich array of fantastic attractions and activities, such as Dublin’s historic district or the famous St. Patrick’s Day Festival. As home to some of the world’s largest corporations, Dublin is one of the fastest growing cities in Alameda County. In accordance with its mission to enhance the quality of life of all residents, Dublin is undergoing a shopping and dining renaissance, with new national and regional stores, as well as neighborhood plazas with specialty shops and restaurants. Residents also enjoy access to Dublin’s spacious parks and quality recreational facilities and programs. Between the bustling downtown and quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods; Dublin is perfect for residents of all walks of life.
Dublin’s history dates back to 1772 when a man named Pedro Fages led an expedition of 16 men to find a land route to what would one day be called Drake’s Bay. On their journey home, these men discovered the Amador Valley. It was because of their reports that settlers began to seek out this newly found area. By 1835, Jose Maria Amador built the first homes and small buildings on the16,517 acres of land he had received for his service as a Mexican soldier and as administrator of Mission San Jose.
In 1850, Michael Murray and Jeremiah Fallon purchased 1,000 acres of land from Jose Amador and built homes for their families, marking the beginning of settlement in the area. In 1867, Alameda County was created from parts of Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties with Murray and Fallon serving on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Townships were established the next year and Murray's name was chosen for this area.
In 1877, the first schoolhouse in the Amador-Livermore Valley was built in what would one day be known as Dublin. A church, two hotels, Green's Store, a wagon and blacksmith shop, and a shoemaker's shop were also constructed around 1877. The mail was originally distributed through the Dougherty Station Hotel, which led the area to be known as Dougherty Station. The area was eventually renamed Dublin and was officially incorporated in 1982.
Dublin was originally nicknamed “the crossroads of the Bay Area” for its location on the crossroads for two important stage routes - one from the Bay Area to Stockton and the other from Martinez to San Jose. Today, Dublin remains “the crossroads of the Bay Area” due to its location on Interstate 580 and Interstate 680.
Parks and Recreation
Paul M. McCreary
Parks and Community Services Director
100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
Ph: (925) 556-4500
Dublin is home to a dedicated Parks and Recreation Department that serves all of its citizen’s needs. Residents enjoy access to clean facilities, spacious parks, wonderful community events and festivals sponsored by the Department, and plentiful recreational programs for all ages and interests. Whether you’re a Senior or a preschooler, The Dublin Department of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to enriching your quality of life. For more information about Dublin’s Parks and Recreation programs or rental information, please use the contact information provided above.
Attractions and Activities
Discover a rich variety of fantastic attractions and activities that await you in Dublin. Dublin offers superb shopping and delectable restaurants and eateries, ranging from delightful locally owned shops and restaurants to regional shopping and dining destinations. Be sure to visit https://www.dublin.ca.gov/BusinessDirectoryII.aspx for a complete list of these fantastic shopping and dining destinations. Other fun destinations of choice in Dublin include the Dublin Heritage Center to learn more about Dublin’s rich history, play an exciting round of golf at the Dublin Ranch Golf Course, or take in the Old St. Raymond’s Church, the Valley’s oldest church. For a more complete list of things to do in the Tri-Valley area, including Dublin, please visit: https://www.trivalleycvb.com/visitors/things-to-do/
Dublin offers a rich variety entertaining events for you and your family to experience annually. Enjoy everything from annual holiday events and community gatherings to festivals and concerts, there’s something for people of all ages and interests. Please visit the link provided below to discover just a few of these family-friendly events and activities that await you in the upcoming months.
City of Dublin Calendar of Events
Dublin Chamber of Commerce Events
Community Events and Festivals