Sycamore Grove Park

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
Sycamore Grove Park Sunset

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 $5 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 commercial photographers have a permit when taking photographs within any District facility or parkland. A commercial photographer is defined as any individual who will take video, film, photographs or any other capture of image, whether moving or still, with the objective to sell, make profit from, or barter, including but not limited to documentaries, commercials, television series and movies, motion picture, advertising, public service announcements, editorial, stock, portraits, etc.

A Sycamore Grove Photography Permit will be issued to individual commercial photographers. Businesses will be required to purchase a Sycamore Grove Photography Permit for each individual commercial photographer onsite; one permit does not encompass an entire business or multiple commercial photographers. 

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis during business hours Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. We require a minimum of 48 business hours for processing; applications submitted on a Friday may not be approved for a photo shoot that weekend. The $50 per day fee is due at the time of submitting your application. If the fee is not received with the application, and/or there is a household balance on your account, new applications will not be approved and a permit will not be issued until the outstanding balance is paid in full.  Two (2) parking passes will be issued for the for photographer for the day of their permit. These parking passes are not transferable to any other date, time, or individual. Application requests may be sent to

Open Space Photography Permit Packet and 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, by viewing the Open Space Calendar, or by signing up for our Valley Wilds newsletter by emailing  Most of these weekend programs are FREE to all participants, though some may have a small fee to cover program supply costs which may be paid to the Ranger at the program. Exact change is appreciated. Due to the current health situation, pre-registration is required to limit the number of participants to allow for social distancing.  Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Daily parking fee may apply. 

View the Valley Wilds Newsletter 

Open Space Calendar

September Weekend Nature Programs

Parking at Sycamore Grove Park

Daily Parking Permits

There is a $5 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. Horse trailers may park at Sycamore Grove Park at the Wetmore Road entrance only and require a parking permit with a daily fee of $5.

Sycamore Grove Annual Parking Permits - 2020 Parking 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 at 4444 East Avenue or call the Ranger Office at 925-960-2400 for more information.  

2020 Annual Parking Permit Pricing

Month Purchased Resident Non-Resident Senior (Resident)* Senior (Non-Resident)*
December-April $60 $70 $45 $60
May-August $45 $50 $30 $45
September-December $30 $35 $20 $30

*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.