General Information
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Robert Livermore Community Center
4444 East Avenue

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

LARPD Capital Improvement Plan

Capital Improvement Plan Projects

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Division is part of the Parks, Facilities, Open Space, and CIP Department. This Division leads the development and implementation of the District’s capital improvement projects. Every year, the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District adopts a three-year Capital Improvement Plan Budget. The CIP budget funds public infrastructure projects, including facility construction and renovation, playground improvements, park and trail development, and open space projects.

Important Notice

Bids and Proposals

Bids and proposals are to be delivered to Livermore Area Recreation and Park District at 4444 East Avenue, Livermore California 94550 no later than the scheduled due date and time for the application to be considered. For questions, to create a Construction Service Profile or for further information on individual items, please email the CIP division at

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Completed Projects

Project #446: Sycamore Grove Extension – Arroyo Del Valle Bridge

Sycamore Grove Extension – Arroyo Del Valle Bridge

Tri-Valley Conservancy's (TVC)  bridge construction project in Sycamore Grove is underway! Trees have been pruned and erosion control measures put into place. Work is being done to ready the area for installation of a beautiful new year-round bridge. It is scheduled to arrive in mid-September. Most of the park is open during construction with the exception of the Arroyo Road Entrance. The map below shows areas that are open and areas that are closed. We thank our park visitors for their patience during this important project. View Closure Map.


Project #508: May Nissen Playground Renovation

May Nissen Playground Renovation

Scope of work includes renovation playground with a storybook theme, additional restroom facility. Budget was approved in March 2018. Project bid opening was on June 27, 2018 and was awarded to Goodland Landscape Construction Inc. Construction began in fall 2018. Construction was completed in November 2019.

View the May Nissen Playground Conceptual Plan    


Project #426: Big Trees Park Playground Renovation

Big Trees Park Playground Renovation

Scope of work includes installation of a new playground pathway designed in a tree theme. Budget was approved in March 2018. Project bid opening was held on June 27, 2018 and was awarded to Goodland Landscape Construction Inc. Construction began in January of 2019; the park opened in the summer of 2019.


Project #327: Jane Addams Playground Renovation

Jane Addams Playground Renovation

Scope of work includes renovation or preschool playground with a nature and community play theme. Budget was approved in March 2018. Project bid opening was help on June 27, 2018, construction began in early summer 2019. The park opened in the summer of 2019.

Project #706: Pleasure Island Playground Renovation

Pleasure Island Playground Renovation

Scope of work included renovation of playground and surrounding areas with a railroad and agriculture theme. Budget was approved in March 2018. Project bid opening was held on June 27, 2018 and awarded to Goodland Construction Inc. Construction began in fall 2018 and project was completed in August 2019.


Project #432: Camp Shelly ADA Restroom Replacement

Camp Shelly ADA Restroom Replacement

Installation of new ADA Restroom/Shower Facility at Camp Shelly by Romtec. The original estimate was $350,000. In May 2018, the Board of Directors approved additional amenities requested by Open Space staff which added $165,000 to the original estimate. The District has approved the quote package and specifications for the proposed restroom at Camp Shelly. The Forest Service has reviewed and approved the project. Construction was completed by October 26, 2018. Installation of the 200 amp line took place in late spring 2019, this line will service the new all electric water heater. Project completed, Liberty Energy turned power on June 13th.

Camp Shelly Restroom structure in the woods Camp Shelly Restroom Structure in the woods

Project #442: RLCC Aquatics Center Renovations

RLCC Aquatics Center Renovations

Scope of work includes replacement of the current pool deck, re-plastering and tiling of the pool, and ADA compliance measures. The plans were approved on May 15, 2018 by Alameda County Department of Health and Safety. The pool is currently closed with an anticipated re-opening date of summer 2019. During the closure, aquatic programming will be held at the May Nissen Swim Center. The Board of Directors passed Resolution 2645, accepting the bid and awarding the contract to Western Water Features, Inc. Estimated completion of the project is May 2019. Aquatics programs at the RLCC will open on May, 15 2019.


Project #209: Ravenswood Upgrades

Ravenswood Upgrades

Four (4) of the five (5) roofs have been replaced, and a new alarm system has been installed. The main house roof is slated for replacement in 2020 after the rental season. Plans to repair the porch have been approved by the Historic Preservation Commission and the contractor has been given notice to proceed.

Project #905 Design: Bill Payne Master Plan

Design: Bill Payne Master Plan

Consultant, RRM Design Group, was hired to complete a master plan for Bill Payne Park. Stakeholder and public meetings were held January through April 2018, and a completed master plan was approved by the Board on December 12, 2018.

Download the Bill Payne Master Plan

Project #806: Altamont Creek Playground

Altamont Creek Playground

The renovations to Altamont Creek Park Playground have been completed and the park is now open.The completed playground has new rubber surfacing, several climbing structures and a rope structure. The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District completed the project in early January of 2019.This project to replace the playground at Altamont Creek Park was joint-funded with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Altamont Creek Park Playground  Altamont Creek Park Playground

Project #720: Robertson Park Synthetic Turf

Robertson Park Synthetic Turf

The project included the installation of synthetic turf between the full-sized fields, installing Hybrid Bermuda grass sod to the outer spectator areas of fields one and two, fencing off the area around the electrical boxes, and grading and drainage restoration. The district worked with Bastion Construction Services to complete the Synthetic Turf installation in early January 2019.

Project #603: Sycamore Grove Del Valle Trail Renovation

Sycamore Grove Del Valle Trail Renovation

The Sycamore Grove Park Arroyo Del Valle Regional Trail Renovation is a 2.5 mile trail renovation that began in the summer of 2018. The renovations have been completed in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District. The East Bay Regional Park District provided $500,000 in funding, $700,000 was provided from reserves approved by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors with an additional $75,000 authorized for project management expenses.Grade Tech was awarded the bid.Renovations included re-paving of the 2.5 mile trail with information markers painted along the path, rock walls and french drains built along the trail and hydro-seeding over construction areas. 

Project #536 Springtown Open Space Conceptual Plan

Project: Springtown Open Space Conceptual Plan

Status: Completed

The city of Livermore initiated the process to convert the 85-acre property, formerly a nine-hole golf course, into an open space. The property was locked into the existing open space designation by voter approval of Measure FF in the 2016 general election, which requires a vote of the people for any future change to the land use designation. In 2016, the LARPD contracted with RRM Design Group to engage the community in the development of a conceptual plan for the open space. Over the course of the community outreach process, a total of five alternative designs were presented at a series of well-attended community workshops. RRM presented the Final Concept Plan to the Board of Directors October 25,2017. The Board unanimously voted to endorse the Springtown Open space conceptual Plan and referred it to the Livermore City Council for their consideration.

Department: Administration
Category: Completed
Project #: 536
Project Manager: LARPD John Lawrence

Project #728 Covered Arena Fencing

Covered Arena Fencing

Status: Completed

Department: Facilities
Category: Completed
Project #: 728
Project Manager: LARPD Fred Haldeman
Phone: (925) 371-5711

Project #724 Robertson Park Trail Repair

Robertson Park Trail Repair

Status: Completed

Department: Parks
Category: Completed
Project #: 724
Project Manager: City of Livermore

Current Projects

Project #719 Design: Sunset Park Playground - Project Delayed due to COVID-19

Sunset Park Playground

RRM Design Group developed conceptual plans and the Board of Directors approved option 3 (design 2 with added pour in place rubber) on December 12, 2018, re-establishing the $1.2 million project budget.

RRM Design Group developed plans and specifications for the approved new playground design. 95% of plans and specification will be completed by May 2019.Project Management Services will be provided by O'Dell Engineering. Project expected to be advertised for bid early August, 2019.

View Sunset Park Playground Conceptual Design Boards

Project #723 Design: Patterson Ranch Trail - Project Delayed due to COVID-19

Patterson Ranch Trail

The proposed trail over Zone 7's Patterson Ranch property is approximately 1.5 miles long, originating from and entering back into Sycamore Grove Park. Environmental consulting firm, WRA, is conducted an environmental review that was posted in April 2019.  Funding is for permits and CEQA. Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal) may build the single track trail. The original budget was increased to accommodate the installation of gates. 

Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)

IS/MND Appendices