LARPD proudly recognizes Conni Naylor as the CPRS District 3 Outstanding Volunteer in Parks and Recreation.
Conni Naylor embodies volunteerism in parks and recreation. As a long-time volunteer with the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD), she contributes across multiple program areas, including open space, special events, and the Ravenswood Progress League.
Through her many volunteer roles, she demonstrates positive leadership, planning, partnerships, and communication, and is a creator of experiences.
As a volunteer in open space, she maintains the native garden at Sycamore Grove Park, which thousands of community members enjoy yearly. She was also an integral part of the Burned Oak Ecological Study, where Conni and two other volunteers studied the impact of a wildfire at Sycamore Grove Park in August 2020. They observed and documented the progress of five oak trees burned in the fire for two years. Connie and her colleagues shared their findings and photos with LARPD’s Board of Directors and led a community program reporting on the information.
Conni is also the President of the Ravenswood Progress League, a nonprofit focused on preserving and sharing the rich history of the Ravenswood Historic Site. The Ravenswood Progress League leads docent tours twice monthly and hosts three annual community events, including the Victorian Tea, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, and Victorian Yuletide. Through these events and tours, Conni and her team share the history of this site with over 1,000 visitors each year.
Additionally, Conni is an eager volunteer for seasonal special events. She assists with face painting, event setup, clean up, craft activities, and anything else needed.
Conni is a valuable member of our LARPD team. Her contributions make our parks, open space, and programs all the better.