Parks & Open Spaces

The City of Dublin takes great pride in its many wonderful parks and sports facilities. Dublin currently features over 18 neighborhood and community parks, sports fields, and open space areas for hiking or biking. As new neighborhoods begin to flourish, additional parks will be built to meet the needs of local residents. Our community parks include amenities such as:
  • Bocce ball courts
  • Children's play equipment
  • Open space for informal play or sports activities
  • Picnic areas
  • Sports fields and courts
  • Trails
Come and play in Dublin!

Schaefer Ranch Park

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General Park Information


The City's current park system includes 18 parks, including a full-fledged dog park, and two open space areas. The Public Works Department manages park planning and development, and oversees park maintenance.

Water Play Areas


All parks are open from sunrise until one hour after sunset. Lighted sports fields and courts are open until 10:00 p.m.  Three of our parks, Emerald Glen Park, Shannon Park, and Devany Square, feature water play areas.  Because of the drought, the City had amended its schedule for turning on the water at these parks during the past two summers, operating the water features only when temperatures reached at least 90 degrees.  Despite heavy rainfall this winter, the City will continue to be conscientious of its water usage, and will continue to regulate the water play areas if drought conditions persist.  For more information, please visit What's Dublin Doing About the Drought.

Parks


Open Spaces - Room to Roam!


The City of Dublin currently features 2 open land developments, as well as a development opened and cared for by the East Bay Regional Park District:
  • Dougherty Hills Open Space: Amador Valley Boulevardand Stagecoach Road (107.5 acres)
    The largest of the City's open space areas, Dougherty Hills offers sweeping views of Mount Diablo and the Tri-Valley. The trailhead is located north of Amador Valley Boulevard and east of Stagecoach Road. The trail follows the top of the ridge north to the Dublin city limit. Dogs must remain leashed at all times.
  • Martin Canyon Creek Trail: Silvergate Driveand Bay Laurel Drive (18.5 acres)
    The Martin Canyon Creek Trail is one of Dublin's little known treasures. This improved trail follows Martin Canyon Creek for 0.89 miles and offers amazing views of the Tri-Valley and the canyons leading to the west. Large oaks and bay trees line the creek and trail and provide tranquil areas for respite. The trailhead is located at the corner of Silvergate and Bay Laurel drives.
  • Dublin Hills Regional Park: Dublin Boulevard and Marshall Canyon Drive (654 acres)
    This open space park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, offers some of the best views found in the Tri-Valley, including the San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge. The park's trails, including a segment of the Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail, are perfect for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. The Calaveras Ridge Trail begins near the Schaefer Ranch development in Dublin and soon delivers you to grass-land are as largely untouched since the 1800s.

Being Aware of Others


The City allows recreational use of open space areas consistent with resource protection and preservation. Many people come out to the trails seeking a chance to get away from the urban environment, but, in order to help make multiple-use trails work, each user must be aware of the needs of others.

For this reason, all visitors are asked to comply with our trail regulations that have proven effective in providing resource protection and a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Contact Us


If you have additional questions about area trails and/or open spaces, please contact the Parks and Community Services Department at 925-556-4500.