Open Space

4444 East Avenue

Sunday - Saturday
7:00 am - Sunset
Ranger Office
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Robert Livermore Community Center
Camp Shelly Reservations
Robert Livermore Community Center
Livermore Police Department
Livermore Police Animal Control
LARPD Open Space

Open Spaces in Livermore

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.

Valley Wilds Newsletter

Sign up to receive the Valley Wilds, our monthly e-newsletter containing a schedule of upcoming programs and events, park news and articles about natural and cultural history. You can download the past issues on our newsletter page, or sign up to receive it in your email each month.

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Information for Commercial Photographers and Filmmakers

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. 

Supplemental Information

Download the following forms for Open Space Portrait Photography:

Open Space Photography Permit Packet and Information

Non-Commercial Photography Information

Memorials and Commemorative Donations

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

Memorial Donation FAQs

Open Space Announcements
Open Space Calendar of Events