Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

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Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
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The Latest from Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

The Alameda County Public Health Department issued a news release on August 21, 2020 that will become effective on August 28, 2020. Click here for information on local COVID-19 Testing Sites and Information.

Read the Letter from the General Manager to the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Community.

News Releases and Information

October 14, 2020 - LARPD open District playgrounds on Friday, October 16, 2020. 

October 14, 2020 - Alameda County Statement on Orange Tier

September 28, 2020 - Joint Health Officer Statement with guidance on how to celebrate Halloween.

August 21, 2020 (Effective August 28, 2020) - The latest Health Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department. Please note that LARPD staff are working to develop programs that follow the new Health Order guidelines and will provide program information as soon as we can.

Past Health Orders and News Releases

September 22, 2020 - Alameda County Statement on Red Tier

September 11, 2020 - Updates on Vehicle-based Gatherings

September 4, 2020 - Alameda County Openings at a Glance

July 17, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom briefs the press on school openings amid coronavirus.

July 15, 2020 - Alameda County Variance Approved

July 12, 2020 - Alameda County added to State's monitoring list

June 29, 2020 - Alameda County Public Health Department pushes pause on area reopening plan.

June 18, 2020 - Updated Health Order (effective June 19, 2020) allowing for outdoor dining, outdoor fitness, the opening of dog parks and more.

June 5, 2020 - Updated Health Order (effective June 8, 2020) with "social bubble" and face covering information. 

June 2, 2020  - Camp Shelly Family Campground CLOSED for 2020 season.

May 29, 2020 - The Health Officer Order issued on May 18, 2020 does not have end date, and is in effect until otherwise amended, replaced, or rescinded.

May 18, 2020 - Alameda County Health Officer Updates Shelter-in-Place Order to Include Curbside and Store Front Pick Up

May 18, 2020 - Information relating to car gatherings

April 29, 2020 - New Health Order effective May 4, 2020

April 28, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom Provides Update on California's Response to COVID-19

April 27, 2020 - Upcoming Extensions and Revisions to the Current Shelter-In-Place Order

April 20, 2020 - LARPD - Discontinuation of Mutt Mitt Program

April 17, 2020 - Health Order for Wearing Face Coverings 

April 3, 2020 - Message from Dr. Kelly Bowers, Superintendent of Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 

April 1, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom Provides Update on California's Response to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - LARPD - New Health Order with Additional Facility Closures

March 26, 2020 - LARPD - Letter from the General Manager

March 26, 2020 - LARPD Declares State of Emergency

March 17, 2020 - LARPD Update to COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020 - ESS, PAL and Preschool Programs Suspended

March 12, 2020 - Open Heart Kitchen Offers To-Go Meals Only

March 12, 2020 - LARPD Cancels Programs in Response to COVID-19

Facility Status Updates

OPEN FACILITIES - The following LARPD facilities are OPEN with a priority of maintaining social and physical distancing of a minimum of six (6) feet between participants and wearing a face covering.

  • Tennis courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • Disc Golf 
  • Skate parks
  • Dog Parks
  • Public Swimming Pools (For limited programming ONLY)
  • Gymnasium (For limited programming ONLY)
  • Synthetic turf sports fields (Allowed by Permit ONLY)
  • Outdoor sports fields (Allowed by Permit ONLY)
  • Picnic areas (Allowed by Permit ONLY)
  • Ravenswood Historic Site (Allowed by Permit and for limited programming ONLY) 
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Outdoor sand volleyball court
  • Playgrounds (follow State of California's health and safety guidelines)
    • Wear a Mask: Everyone 2 years and older should wear a mask covering their face and nose. 
    • Maintain Distance: Maintain physical distance of 6 feet between individuals from different households and prevent crowding of children. 
    • No Food or Drink: Do not eat or drink in the playground to ensure face masks are worn at all times. 
    • Plan Ahead: Visit the park at different times or days to avoid crowds and waits. 
    • Know When To Stay Home: Elderly individuals and people with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present. 
    • Share Our Space: To avoid crowding and allow everyone to use this space, please limit your visit to 30 minutes when others are waiting. 


  • Robert Livermore Community Center and Recreation Building
  • Veterans Hall 
  • Trevarno Building
  • Camp Shelly Family Campground (will remain closed for the 2020 camping season).

The following structures and park amenities are CLOSED and are prohibited from use until further notice:

  • Bocce ball courts
  • BMX bike courses

Program Cancellations and Suspensions (Dates subject to change)
  • Extended Student Services (ESS) elementary school program is open in a limited capacity based on the Health Order.
  • PAL middle school program has been suspended until further notice.   
  • Livermore Area Recreation and Park District preschool programs have been suspended until further notice.
  • We area able to offer limited LARPD recreation and open space camps, programs and outdoor facility rentals per the Health Order. Visit Senior Programs for current outdoor fitness and virtual programs. Visit Weekend Nature Programs for a current listing of our ranger-led nature programs. Visit our on-line activity guide for our current camps and other offerings. 

Additional Resources for Local Coronavirus Related Information
Health and Safety Information

How and When to Wash Your Hands - Centers for Disease Control

Face Covering Guidelines as issued by the California Department of Public Health

Make Your Own Mask for Personal Use - Instructions to make your own mask

Order to Shelter at Home FAQ's - Alameda County Public Health Department

Local Volunteer Opportunities

During the shelter-in place order, the Friendly Visitor Program only consists of phone calls and writing notes to the seniors but it is a critical need. Volunteers are required to complete a background check (at no cost). Once the shelter-in-place is concluded, they would like volunteers to go back to regular visits with seniors. Friendly Visitor Application