Dublin has long been known as the Crossroads of the bay area because it sits on two major highways; interstate 680 and interstate 580. However this name came before the highways, to the days stage routes were used. Dublin’s Alamilla Spring served as a place for travelers to change horses and freshen up before continuing their journey. In 1835, several adobe homes were built by Jose Maria Amador for Indian workers. That has radically changed, as Dublin is now home to approximately 51,784 residents. Dublin has a Parks and Community Department that is dedicated to implement quality programs in order to encourage healthy lifestyles, preserve city’s heritage, provide recreational experiences, strengthen community image, so the department takes on a big role in the community. Since Dublin is known as a Crossroads town, it is only logical that it offers rails, roads and several transit options to get around the city. Dublin also holds regular monthly events that help enrich and prosper the community. However most notably are the Dublin Farmer’s markets, Dublin Pride Week, The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, and Splatter. Dublin Pride Week is a week dedicated to preserve Dublin’s heritage and encourage growth in the right direction. Each day of the week has a different purpose, each targeting the youth to reflect on their blessings. The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is a Festival that is held in the month of March, complete with a green and white gala, pancake breakfast, parade, and a Shamrock 5k Fun Run and Walk; the city’s most recognized festivity. Splatter is an event in which several thousand people enjoy a tasting pavilion, arts and crafts booths, food trucks, carnival rides, culinary demonstrations, concerts and entertainment and a grand finale laser light show. Each one of these events helps mold Dublin into the lovely community it is known for.