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City of Hercules

 

1900

City of Hercules is incorporated

1975

First housing development opens

1978

Hercules Elementary School opens.
Woodfield Park, named after the late Mayor Gene Woodfield, opens.

1979

"Movies Under The Stars" are a regular summer Monday night feature in Woodfield Park.

First annual Cultural Festival
Ohlone Elementary School opens

1980

Hercules Civic Arts Association sponsors "Victorian Crafts Faire", begins 19 year history

1981

Refugio Valley Park dedicated.

Sycamore Avenue Mural completed.

Totem pole erected in Woodfield Park.

Tsushima–Hercules Friendship Bridge dedicated in Refugio Valley Park.

Historic Homes District formed.

1982

Sycamore Place opens to businesses.

1983

Ohlone Community Center opens.

Creekside Center opens to businesses.

1984

Lucky Supermarket opens in Creekside Shopping Center.

1985

Post Office opens in Hercules in Creekside Center.

1986

Bio-Rad moves corporate headquarters to North Shore Business Park.

First traffic signal in Hercules installed at intersection of San Pablo and Sycamore Avenue.

Groundbreaking for City Hall.

Foxboro Park completed.

1988     Measure A - Initiative Petition Forming City Manager Form of Government passed by 63.2% of the ballots cast.  Yes - 1,350 No - 782

1991

Hercules Community Swim Center opens

1992

Refugio Valley Fire Station opens

1994

Sister-city Tsushima, Japan, donates over $3,000 to Sister City Grove, in the Heritage Garden

1995

Caltrans begins I-80 retrofit project above Sycamore Avenue.

Hanna Ranch Elementary School opens.

2001

City adopts The Central Hercules Plan

Highway 4 westbound lanes widening project begins.

Hercules Middle/High School opens

2002

Skateboard Park opens in Woodfield Park.

2003

Home Depot opens at Creekside Center.

2004

Hercules Elementary School renamed Lupine Hills School

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