New Regional Park in Dublin
520-acre Dublin Hills Regional Park to open this Thursday.
The new Dublin Hills Regional Park will be unveiled on Thursday, July 22 in Dublin. This 520-acre park will open with a dedication ceremony starting at 5:30p.m. at Donlan Point Staging Area on Dublin Boulevard. There will be statements made by the Park District, the City of Dublin, and the project developer—Discovery Builders.
After the dedication ceremony, at 6:15p.m., there will be a short guided hike through the new park which now includes a fully developed staging area with 23 car parking, equestrian parking, restrooms, and drinking fountains. The park also includes a 1.25-mile section of the Calaveras Ridge Trail and a 1.5-mile Connection Loop. Additional trails and park sections will be open in the future.
“I’m so pleased to see this park open,” says Regional Parks Board Member, Ayn Wieskamp. “The City of Dublin now has its own regional open space park in the western hills that is close by and easy to access. Plus, we’ve planned some wonderful trail connections for the future.”
Future plans include connecting to the City’s Martin Canyon Creek Trail and extending south toward Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. In addition to the park itself, Donlan Point is located in the southwest corner of the park, which is a half-mile walk from the parking lot. This Point has a peak elevation of 1,138 feet above sea level, which makes it an important regional landmark holding high scenic value among both trail users and neighboring residents.
The public is welcome to attend the opening ceremonies at the Donlan Point Staging Area on Dublin Boulevard, about two miles west of San Ramon Road in Dublin at the Schaefer Ranch housing development.For more information go to ebparks.org/parks/dublin_hills