Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA), more commonly referred to as Camp Parks, is a U.S. Army installation that was established in 1943 and is located in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, California. Camp Parks is a partially active base and training site for Reserve forces made up of over 250 military units and over 20,000 Reserve and National Guard forces. In addition to training, Camp Parks also acts as a standby facility in the event of natural disasters or war. On site units at Camp Parks include:
- 91st Division
- 104th Division
- Navy Seabees (U.S. Naval Construction Force)
- Company B, 319th Signal Battalion
- Company B, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment
- 368th Military Intelligence Battalion
- 191st Army Band
Address: 1001-1133 12th St, Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: (925) 875-4650
Named after Rear Admiral Charles W. Parks, the base features classrooms, new housing units, an upgraded dining space and a history center. Camp Parks also boasts state-of-the-art training facilities such as a rappel tower, medical skills lab, leadership reaction course, distance learning center and sleeping quarters for more than 800 people. Camp Parks is home to the Federal Correctional Institute, Dublin and sits next to the Santa Rita Jail.
Originally the headquarters for the Navy Seabees, Camp Parks has grown exponentially to serve various facets and organizations of the U.S. armed forces. During the Korean War, Camp Parks was under the control of the Air Force; in 1959, the U.S. Army took over the base. Between 1964 and 1973, Camp Parks' unused excess lands were handed over to Alameda County to be used as a Job Corps Training Center where future heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman was enrolled in a disadvantaged youth program.
Housing / Lodging
Camp Parks has on-post housing at The Village at Parks (925) 556-2550 and The Villages at Moffett (650) 965-1754. The Village at Parks offers 3- and 4-bedroom homes within the base gates while the The Villages at Moffett offer housing to all service members in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Temporary arrival lodging is also available for service personnel, their guests and dependents, retirees, civilian employees and authorized DoD travelers. To contact the Camp Parks Lodging office, you can call (925) 803-5326.
Hotels within 3 miles of Camp Parks include:
- Larkspur Landing Pleasanton - An All Suite Hotel, (925) 463-1212
- Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton, (925) 828-9006
- Courtyard by Marriott Pleasanton, (925) 463-1414
- Extended Stay America - Dublin, (925) 875-9556
- DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at The Club, (925) 463-8000
Frederiksen Elementary School (925) 828-1037 and Wells Middle School (925) 828-6227 are both less than a mile from Camp Parks.
Dublin High School (925) 833-3300 is less than a 15 minute drive from Camp Parks.
Places of Interest / Things To Do
Don Castro Regional Recreation Area (510) 544-3073 features wildlife, trails and a swimming lagoon.
Sulphur Creek Nature Center (510) 881-6747 provides education programs and a children's discovery center.
Dublin Hills Regional Park (888) 327-2757 has hiking and horse trails and sits on 654 undeveloped acres providing beautiful valley views.
At the Blackhawk Museum (925) 736-2277, visitors can spend time checking out the large collection of classic and rare cars on display.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Camp Parks MWR has an activities center (925) 829-1912 and a fitness center (925) 875-4392. For general information you can reach the Camp Parks MWR office at (925) 829-1912.