Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center
Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center preserves and share the fascinating stories of the military base that helped transform Dublin from a rural crossroads to the thriving city it is today.
Located at the Camp Parks Visitor Center, just outside the military base's Main Gate, the History Center is a partnership between the City of Dublin and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area. It features permanent museum-quality exhibits and rotating temporary exhibits, as well as history activities several times a year. Admission is free.
Temporary Exhibits and History Events
Exhibit - Parks Air Force Base: 1951-1959
November 9, 2018 - May 10, 2019 Parks Air Force Base was a basic training center, overseas replacement depot, and air base defense training area during the Korean War. Learn about the Korean War and how Parks Air Force Base provided basic training and prepared airmen for flight school and service. See on display a recruit's ‘regulation’ bunk complete with footlocker and souvenirs; uniforms including the herringbone jumpsuit worn for work duty; an officer’s desk complete with General MacArthur snow globe and original Parks AFB yearbooks with photos depicting the training and camaraderie Parks AFB personnel; and original construction plans, reports, photographs, and documents for Parks AFB and Hospital.
Exhibit - Spring Sports at Camp Parks
May 10- November 8, 2019
From baseball to aquatics, track and field to boxing, sports have been a part of Camp Parks since its days as a World War II Navy base. Even today, Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area hosts a wide variety of fitness programs and sporting events for service members and the larger community outside its gates. World Heavyweight Champion boxer George Foreman, Tri-Valley Babe Ruth alumni, including San Francisco Giants Shortstop Brandon Crawford and Oakland A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty, and countless anonymous military and youth athletes have practiced and competed at Camp Parks. Hear the stories, and discover why the military is a strong supporter of sports programs.
Business partners, service clubs, and individuals are invited to help fund the final furnishings and audio-visual equipment that will make the Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center a meeting space for the entire community. Please email for more information. Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center also welcomes volunteers to assist with interpretation and programming at the facility and with the collection. Email the City's Heritage Director for more information about volunteering.