Sycamore Grove Park

4444 East Avenue
Livermore ,

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
Sycamore Grove Park Sunset

*The ARROYO ROAD ENTRANCE to Sycamore Grove Park is subject to CLOSURE July - November during Tri-Valley Conservancy’s bridge construction project. View Closure Map*

Sycamore Grove Park

A breathtaking experience, explore the beauty of south Livermore by hiking, biking, walking, or jogging through this 847-acre open space park. Open seven (7) days a week from 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily. There is a $7 daily parking fee if you choose to park in the parking lot, or for frequent park visitors, we encourage you to purchase an annual parking pass. For more information, you can contact our Ranger Office. There is a network of trails through Sycamore Grove Park; these trails accommodate many types of travelers and explorers. Check out our trails map to plan your trip today.

Sycamore Grove Park Trail Map

Sycamore Grove Park Wildflower Guide

Interactive Google Map

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 (2) 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

Weekend Nature Programs

Join a Ranger to explore and experience the wild! Get all the details about these programs by contacting the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400, or by viewing the Open Space Calendar, or by signing up for our Valley Wilds newsletter by emailing Beginning in June 2019, a nominal fee will be charged for most LARPD nature programs. For most programs fees will be as follows: $5 fee per adult participant, $1 fee per child under age 18. Unless otherwise noted, children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Please follow links to register for programs. If not enough people register in advance programs are subject to cancellation. Participants may pay at the program, exact change appreciated. Daily parking fee may apply. 

View the Valley Wilds Newsletter

Open Space Calendar

Parking at Sycamore Grove Park

Daily Parking Permits

There is a $7 per vehicle daily fee for parking, payable at machines near the park kiosks. The machines accept VISA and Mastercard as well as $1 and $5 bills and coins (except pennies). The machines do not make change. It will print out a pass that must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle with the date visible. Please note there is an annual parking pass available that will provide significant savings over the daily fee for regular park visitors.

Sycamore Grove Annual Parking Permits - 2019 Permits On Sale Now

Annual Passes allow frequent park visitors to save money and time. If you are a Livermore resident and come once a month or more, it will be worth your while. Out-of-district residents who visit the park twice a month or more will also save money. Seniors (Age 60+) receive a substantial discount. Annual Passes are hang-tags that you can use in multiple vehicles. Passes are prorated for blocks of months, so you get the same great value regardless of when you purchase your pass.

Annual Passes must be visible on the dash or rear-view mirror. Annual passes can be purchased from rangers in the park, at the Robert Livermore Community Center (4444 East Avenue) or you can fill out this form and mail it in.

Annual Parking Permit Pricing

Month Purchased Resident Non-Resident Senior (Resident)* Senior (Non-Resident)*
January-April $60 $90 $30 $60
May-August $40 $60 $20 $40
September-December $20 $30 $10 $20

*Senior = 60 or over

Parking Passes are valid from the date of purchase through December 31 of the year purchased. Passes can be purchased from a ranger in the park, by mail, or at the Robert Livermore Community Center.

Annual Pass Application

Equestrian Parking

Horse trailers can park at the Sycamore Grove Park entrance on Wetmore Road only. Daily parking fee is $7.