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Picnic Sites are available for Group Picnic Rentals

Reservations are available for Group Picnic Rentals. Once a reservation is confirmed, a permit is issued for the use of a specific location, date, and time.  Please read below for more information.


  • The following parks have reservable picnic areas available.  Each of these parks has ample parking and restrooms.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for more park info, including pictures.
    • Big Trees Park
    • Cayetano - Limited availability in Fall due to Fall Sports
    • Independence Park - Limited availability in Fall due to Fall Sports
    • May Nissen Park, three locations
    • Robert Livermore Park - Limited availability in Fall due to Fall Sports
  • Reservations (permits) are required when:
    • you would like to book a specific date, time or location
    • an organized event of 15 or more people will be present 
    • a bounce house will be present 
    • light alcohol (beer, wine) is present; hard alcohol is not permitted
  • Rental season is March-October
  • Reservation fees are non-refundable
  • Neighborhood Parks - Parks outside of the four listed above are considered neighborhood parks.  Neighborhood parks are not rented/reservable and are open to the community on a first-come, first-serve basis for small neighborhood gatherings.  Large groups must book a reservable picnic area for their event (see above).  Neighborhood parks do not have restrooms and parking can be limited.  All rules below apply at ALL parks, including neighborhood parks.  Bounces houses and alcohol are not permitted at neighborhood parks.  Occassionally special event permits can be issued for a neighborhood park.  Please forward questions regarding this to

*In inclement weather, we will work with you to find an alternate date for your event. Refunds will not be offered due to inclement weather, including poor air quality.

The following is never allowed at LARPD parks and picnic areas

  • Pinatas
  • Confetti
  • Water Balloons
  • Personal barbeques, campfires/bonfires, generators
  • Glass containers, including bottles
  • Driving or parking a personal vehicle on walkways or service roads
  • Staking anything into the ground
  • Carnival games, dunk tanks, animal rides, petting zoo
  • Use of tobacco or tobacco-like products of any kind
  • Standard 12x12 shade canopies are allowed; however, they must be secured with sandbags or water jugs


Picnic Rental Application 

Applicant Information

Co-Applicant Information

Rental Information

Waiver / Rules and Regulations (Linked Below)
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Application Documents
LARPD's Rental Rules and Regulations, Agreement and Release of Liability.pdf


  •  A completed application is required to reserve a picnic site
  • Applications are accepted year-round
  • Applications are processed in the order they are received
  • Please note, until a reservation is confirmed, availability may change
  • Once an application has been approved and paid for, a day-use permit with detailed information regarding your reservation will be issued



  • A permit is required to have a bounce house at an LARPD park
  • Bounce houses are allowed in some LARPD Group Picnic Sites with an additional permit fee
  • Bounce house permits are only issued in conjunction with a picnic reservation
  • Bounce houses must be provided by a pre-approved vendor (email for list)
  • Bounce houses must be placed in a pre-approved location. See map under Picnic Rental Locations below
  • Standard 15x15 jump houses only
  • The following inflatables are not allowed:
    • Waterslides, Slip 'n Slides, Large slides
    • Obstacle courses
    • Personal inflatables and/or bounce houses
  • Reservation fees are non-refundable

Food Vendors

Food trucks and vendors are permitted at picnic sites when the following requirements have been met.  Food trucks require a designated parking stall.

  • Must have a current City of Livermore Business License
  • Must have a current Alameda County Health Permit


Liability insurance is required for any reservation where alcohol will be present and/or for groups of 40 or more.  The liability insurance fee is $200.  This fee is based on market rate and is subject to change. Insurance policies must be purchased through LARPD.  Personal policies are not allowed.


All reservations require a $100 security deposit.  All food, debris, litter, trash, decorations, etc. must be properly disposed of prior to leaving the picnic area. Security deposits will be refunded back to the original form of payment.  Refunds will be initiated within two weeks of the completion of your rental.  Deposits will be forfeited for noncompliance of rental rules.

For more information

Additional rental Rules and Regulations information can be found on our Rental Application.  For further assistance or additional information, please call our office at (925) 373-5720 between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM Monday-Friday.  Please allow two business days for us to return your call.  All calls and inquiries will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.