The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Based on guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department and the current Health Officer Order, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is offering limited camp and program opportunities. All indoor facility rentals have been cancelled until further notice. Keep in mind that this is an ongoing event and program offerings and dates are subject to change.
During this time, our parks and open spaces remain OPEN! Parks and open spaces are an essential resource for public health and wellness. 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. NOTE: The following park amenities remain CLOSED to the public due to the Health Order: Playgrounds and play structures, picnic areas, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, bocce ball, BMX bike courses. Synthetic turf fields are available by permit only.
Community members may call our main office at 925-373-5700 Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or visit our COVID-19 News and Information website for information on the most current updates. Visit our Virtual Activity Guide for a current listing of camps and programs offered through LARPD. All camps and programs follow Health Officer guidelines and safety protocol, and participants may be subject to a health screen prior to entering the program.
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 commercial photographers to have a permit when taking photographs within Sycamore Grove Park. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve bases Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. There is a minimum of 48 hours processing for all application request; excluding weekends. Applicants are required to pay a $50 fee along with submitting the application for processing. Permits include two parking passes and access to Sycamore Grove Park on the reserved date from 7:00am to sunset (unless otherwise noted on the permit). For more information contact the District at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com