Parks & Openspace News

General Manager's December Monthly Report


Livermore Area Recreation and Park District continues to evolve with the rest of the world in response to the pandemic. Information contained in the December Monthly Report is intended to help keep the Board of Directors informed on current projects and study issues, and is the most current and available information. Since work on these items is ongoing, the information is subject to rapid change.  If a project or issue has not changed from the previous month’s report, the information provided may be the same as was previously reported. Please note that some projects are not directed or managed by LARPD, but they are included as informational only.

December Monthly Report


LARPD Playgrounds Reopen Thursday, 12/10.


On Thursday, December 10, 2020, Alameda County Public Health Department reopened playgrounds in response to the State of California's updated Health Order. We are excited that once again the County gave the District permission to reopen our playgrounds as of Thursday, December 10, 2020. We are excited to be able to open our playgrounds as we understand the positive benefits they bring to our community, most importantly the need for children to get outside and play. 

Per Alameda County Public Health, playgrounds pose a risk of spreading COVID-19 due to their high-touch surfaces, and encourage group gatherings and mixes households.  To ensure the health and safety of our community, and to limit the transmission of COVID-19, District playgrounds are a use at your own risk park amenity. We encourage the community to follow the below health and safety guidelines that have been set by the State of California while utilizing a District playground:

  • WEAR A MASK: Everyone 2 years and older should wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • MAINTAIN DISTANCE: Maintain physical distance of 6 feet between individuals from different households and prevent crowding of children.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK: Do not eat or drink in the playground to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
  • WASH HANDS: Wash or sanitize your hands before and after you visit.
  • PLAN AHEAD: Visit the park at different times or days to avoid crowds and waits.
  • KNOW WHEN TO STAY HOME: Elderly individuals and people with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.
  • SHARE OUR SPACE: To avoid crowding and allow everyone to use this space, please limit your visit to 30 minutes when others are waiting

We continue to work closely with Alameda County Public Health and the City of Livermore as we slowly reopen in a phased approach to help reduce the risk of a surge within our community. For more information about Alameda County Public Health Orders or to receive the most up to date information about COVID-19, please visit COVID19.CA.GOV. Please visit our District website at LARPD.ORG to receive additional information about our Facility and Park updates and closures. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our main office Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at (925)373-5700.

December 7, 2020 - Alameda County Shelter-in-Place and Health Order

LARPD COVID-19 Information

Alameda County Opening at a Glance

California Department of Public Health: Outdoor Playgrounds and other Outdoor Recreational Facilities