Camp Parks Army Base
1st Brigade of the 91st Division
Building 620, 6th Street, Camp Parks, CA 94568
Camp Parks, also known as Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA), is a United States Army facility located in Dublin, California that is currently a semi-active mobilization and training center for U.S. Army Reserve personnel to be used in case of war or natural disaster. Camp Parks has a primary mission of exercising the functions of command, training, security, administration, servicing and supply to all troop units, military activities and other governmental agencies assigned or attached.
New and state-of-the-art training facilities were constructed with more planned for the future. In the garrison area are administrative and classroom buildings, upgraded housing, a remodeled dining facility, a modern lodging facility, an informative history center, and other support and training. Reserve Units permanently stationed at Parks RFTA conduct weekend inactive duty training throughout the year, and Reserve Component units travel to the base for their two-week annual training.
There are over 20,000 Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard, military families, DoD personnel, and retirees assigned to Camp Parks.
Camp Parks is approximately 21 miles away from Oakland International Airport.
Directions from Oakland International Airport:
- Proceed toward the airport exit on Airport Drive, then continue on 98th Ave.
- Turn right onto I-880 SOUTH toward San Jose, then take Exit #31 on I-238 toward Fresno/Stockton
- Merge onto I-580 EAST, then take the Hopyard Road/Dougherty Road exit toward Dougherty Road.
- Turn left on Dougherty Road, then turn right on Dublin Blvd.
- Follow the signs to Camp Parks and turn left into Camp Parks Main Entrance.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
The Alameda County Department of Health is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents and community partners in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities.
Base Operator (925) 875-4650
Chaplain (925) 875-4293
Civilian Personnel Office (925)875-4384
Housing Services Office (925) 875-4688
Legal Services and JAG (831) 386-2896
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
There are 114 homes at Camp Parks for active-duty military personnel in the Bay Area. Please contact the Camp Parks Housing Office at COMM (925) 875-4688.
In Dublin, the summers are warm, arid, and mostly clear. The winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 83°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 94°F. The warm season lasts for about 4 months, from June 12 to October 8, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 28, with an average high of 83°F and low of 57°F.
The cool season lasts for about 3 months, from November 27 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 40°F and high of 55°F.
The wetter season lasts about 5 months, from November 4 to April 11, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 29% on February 20. The drier season lasts about 7 months, from April 11 to November 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
The cost of living in Dublin, CA is 34% higher than the California average, and 85% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Dublin, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in California, and it is 22% higher than the national average.
Dublin is a suburban city of the East San Francisco Bay and Tri-Valley regions of Alameda County, California. It is within 35 miles of downtown San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Dublin is the second fastest-growing city in the state of California and the 2017 population estimate was 60,939. In 2018, Dublin was ranked #7 in Money’s list of “The Best Places to Live”.
The annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration is a popular event which includes a 5K Fun Run and Walk, a pancake breakfast, a two-day festival, and a parade. It is sponsored by the Dublin Host Lions Club and features bands and colorful floats. The Dublin firefighters sponsor the pancake breakfast, and tours of the firehouse are popular with children. The festival continues all weekend and features food, games, kiddie rides, arts & crafts, and information about local organizations.
Some other points of interest include the Dublin Wave Water park, Pleasanton Farmers Market, Castle Ridge Trail, Dublin Iceland, and Rubino Estates Winery.