Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has closed facilities and suspended programs in response to the Alameda County Public Health Department Order but we want you to know - our parks and open spaces remain OPEN! Parks and open spaces are an essential resource for public health and wellness, especially in uncertain times like we are experiencing today. While we are staying away from many activities and public places, parks and open spaces provide access to nature, fresh air, sunshine, and enough room for everyone to move around during these uncertain times. Thank you and stay safe.
Requirements While Utilizing Parks and Open Spaces
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District operates four (4) open space parks: Sycamore Grove, Holdener Park, Garaventa Wetland Perserves, and Brushy peak, as well as the open space trails, and the glorious Camp Shelly. We coordinate and conduct nature and environmental education, interpretive programs and outdoor nature activities, and district-wide security and safety services. Our open space parks allow you to explore nature right in your own backyard. Sycamore Grove Park is highly accessible yet large and ecologically diverse enough to immerse yourself in nature. Get up, get out, and explore with the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.
*We will no longer be restocking mutt mitts in the parks. Please remember to bring your own mutt mitt and dispose of your pet waste in an appropriate receptacle to help keep our parks clean.
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The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District requires that commercial photographers have a permit when taking photographs in District Open Space Parks. The fee is $50 per day. The permit includes two parking passes for photographer and client to use while in Sycamore Grove Park.
Download the following forms for Open Space Portrait Photography:
Are you interested in making a donation or purchasing a memorial item to commemorate a loved one? The LARPD Foundation offers several memorial purchase options and accepts donations to continue their mission to provide services, programs, and facilities to those who could not otherwise afford to participate or have the opportunity to learn, play and explore in a healthy environment. If you are interested in purchasing a memorial or commemorative item, please contact Sandra Kaya by phone at (925) 373-5786 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org