May Nissen Community Park and Swim Center

map to ma Nissen park

685 Rincon Ave.
12 acres
Opened 5/6/62


Contains tot lot, group picnic area, barbecue pits, picnic tables, preschool, basketball court, restrooms, horseshoe pits, softball areas, tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, and a dog park.

Namesake was a longtime Livermore High School English teacher. The city bought the land, once a chicken ranch, in the mid-1950s. Originally called Northside Park, the well that had served the farm is beneath one of the swimming pools.