The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District operates four (4) open space parks: Sycamore Grove, Holdener Park, Garaventa Wetland Preserves, 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. 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.
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. In accordance to the Alameda County Public Health Department's current Health Order, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is offering limited camp and program opportunities. During this time, our parks and open spaces are open as they serve as an essential resource for public health and wellness.
To ensure the health and safety of our community and park users, and to limit the transmission of COVID-19, please follow the below requirements while utilizing our parks and Open Paces:
*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 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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 7:00 a.m. to sunset (unless otherwise noted on the permit). For more information contact the District at email@example.com.