Established as a dynamite factory in the 1800s and incorporated in 1900, the City of Hercules is located on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay, conveniently located along the I-80 corridor and within minutes of both San Francisco and Napa. The nearly 25,000 residents represent a diverse mix of many ethnic groups. Primarily a suburban, family-oriented community, the City has bold plans for a new town center, a lively new waterfront, and an exciting new train and ferry terminal.
Hercules offers residents an unusually high level of municipal services. The City provides a full range of recreational programs including youth/teen and adult activities, year-round child care, and several major community events which attract visitors from the regional area as well as local citizens. The City’s Senior Center provides daily senior programs and activities and sponsors special community events and trips.