Parks & Openspace News

LARPD partners with Comcast to create Lift Zone at Community Center


The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District are partnering with Comcast to create a LIFT ZONE at the Robert Livermore Community Center. 
A Lift Zone is a facility that provides free Wi-Fi and internet connectivity to help students and families, for a variety of reasons to access the internet, participate in distance learning, study, and do schoolwork. 
We are proud to be a part of this amazing opportunity and provide digital equity and access to our community. Stay tuned for more information about this program.

LARPD October 2021 Newsletter


Stay in the know!  Check out the latest edition of the LARPD Newsletter! 

In this month's edition: Halloween Events, Say Hello to Eric and Christine, and more! 

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Movie in the Park featuring Hocus Pocus


Movie in the Park - Hocus Pocus

Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Movie Time: 6:30 p.m. - end of movie
Location: Robert Livermore Community Park 

Join us under the stars at the Robert Livermore Community Park as we watch Hocus Pocus! Bring your chair, blanket, and favorite snacks; movie will start around 6:30 p.m. *No registration required; open for the entire family. 

Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash

Date:  Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Robert Livermore Aquatics Center
Entrance Fee: $10 per person

Don't miss out on all of the fun we have planned for the day. To celebrate Halloween LARPD style, come swim with the pumpkins at our Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Entrance fee includes recreation swim and a pumpkin to decorate; Entrance fee per person: $10. Once you're done swimming, join us at our Movie in the Park at 6:30 p.m. Fun for the entire family! For more information or to register, call (925)373-5700 or register online

Register Here: Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash


Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash


Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash - THIS EVENT IS FULL!  Be sure to join us for Hocus Pocus, Movie in the Park at 6:30pm! 

Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
Location: Robert Livermore Aquatics Center
Entrance Fee: $10 per person

Bring the entire family and swim with the pumpkins on Saturday, October 30th from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Entrance fee includes recreation swim and a pumpkin to decorate. Once the swimming is over, head on over to our Movie in the Park at the Robert Livermore Community Park to watch Hocus Pocus; the movie will start around 6:30 p.m. Don't forget your chair, blanket, and favorite snacks! Come celebrate Halloween with us. To register or for more information, call (925)373-5700, or you can register online

Register Here: Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash

Movie in the Park - Hocus Pocus

Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. - end of movie
Location: Robert Livermore Community Park

Join us under the stars at the Robert Livermore Community Park as we watch Hocus Pocus! Bring your chair, blanket, and favorite snacks; movie will start around 6:30 p.m. *No registration required to attend; open for the entire family. 


Meet Eric and Christine: LARPD's New Open Space Interpreters


Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's Open Space team is putting an emphasis on programs and environmental education with their latest hires, two Open Space Interpreter's, Eric Whiteside and Christine Cardosi.

Eric Whiteside has been a long-time LARPD participant and employee, "I grew up in Livermore, and have been lucky enough to attend LARPD programs since I was old enough to enroll. Fast-forward, I have been working for Open Space for the last 14 years and am very proud to now be working as a full-time Interpreter, developing and leading the very programs that shaped me as a child!" Whiteside recalled. 

Christine Cardosi joins LARPD from the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. "I am incredibly excited to be joining the team in serving the Livermore Area community!  As a California native coming from a background in biology, art, and interpretation, I'm deeply curious about the natural world, and am in my happy place when I'm helping connect others to it (ideally with a salamander or wildflower nearby)."

Community Services Manager, Jill Kirk, shared her excitement about the new positions. "Eric and Christine both bring extensive knowledge, passion, and expertise. We're thrilled about the impact they will have educating and sharing the natural world with the park visitors, schools, and the community."

Eric and Christine will be leading programs throughout the year including Science Camp beginning on October 13 (MORE INFO). Whiteside invited the community to, "Join our outdoor science lab as we use discussion, experimentation and fun to learn all about life underground. Plant roots, mycelium, caves and any organism that dwells beneath the earth."

They're also planning the annual Sycamore Scares (MORE INFO) held on Sunday, October 24 from 6 - 9 pm. Participants will join LARPD rangers and volunteers for a glimpse into the spookier side of Sycamore Grove. For those who make it back, this will be a journey of ~1.5 miles. Remember when you are signing up – the later it gets, the scarier the monsters.  Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

If you see Eric and Christine around town, be sure to stop them and say hi.