Tassajara Creek Regional Park

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Tassajara Creek Regional Park
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Tassajara Creek Regional Park
Location in California
Location Alameda County, California
Nearest city Dublin, California
Coordinates 37°43′24″N121°52′24″W / 37.7232°N 121.8734°W / 37.7232; -121.8734 Coordinates: 37°43′24″N121°52′24″W / 37.7232°N 121.8734°W / 37.7232; -121.8734
Area27 acres (11 ha) [1]
Operated byEast Bay Regional Park System

Tassajara Creek Regional Park (TCRP) is a park near Dublin in the U.S. state of California, which has been called one of the most obscure parks in the East Bay Regional Park System. [2] It is located adjacent to the eastern boundary of Camp Parks and was established in 1991 as a staging facility for the Tassajara Creek Regional Trail. Because of TCRP's small size—27 acres (11 ha)—and the existence of a security fence along the Camp Parks boundary, usage of the park by both humans and wildlife is limited. [1]

Dublin, California City in California, United States

Dublin is a suburban city of the East Bay and Tri-Valley regions of Alameda County, California, United States. Located along the north side of Interstate 580 at the intersection with Interstate 680, roughly 35 miles (56 km) east of downtown San Francisco, 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Oakland, and 31 miles (50 km) north of downtown San Jose, it was referred to as "Dublin" in reference to the city of Dublin in Ireland because of the large number of Irish who lived there. The post office formally adopted the name in the 1890s.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Amenities are minimal. There is just one picnic table and one short hiking trail, but the venue is rarely crowded. One writer opined that TCRP filled a worthwhile niche in the park district's offerings, saying that "this is a very friendly spot for young children and puppies to experience a first hike". [2]

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