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Picnic Rentals

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Group Picnic Site Rentals

Reservations are available for Group Picnic Sites at select LARPD parks.  Please read below for more information.

Rentals

  • The following parks have reservable picnic areas during our rental season of March-October.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for detailed park-specific info, including a list of amenities and photos.
    • Big Trees Park
    • Cayetano Park*
    • Independence Park - Lower (off Holmes)
    • Independence Park - Upper (off Regent) NEW!
    • Lester J. Knott - NEW!
    • May Nissen Park - Site 1/Main
    • May Nissen Park - Site 2/Tennis
    • May Nissen Park - Site 3/Library NEW!
    • Pleasure Island - NEW!
    • Robert Livermore Park*
    • Robertson Park Pole Barn

    *Indicates Sports Facility. Limited picnic availability in Fall & Spring due to Sports User Groups.

    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 

    Neighborhood Parks

    Parks outside the above list are considered neighborhood parks. They are not available to be rented or reserved. 

    Neighborhood parks are open to the community on a first-come, first-served basis for neighborhood gatherings of 14 people or less.  Larger groups must book a reservable picnic area for their event. 

    Neighborhood parks do not have restrooms and parking can be limited.  LARPD rules below apply to all parks, including neighborhood parks. Alcohol is not permitted at neighborhood parks.  Occasionally, special event permits can be issued for a neighborhood park.  Please forward questions regarding this to outdoor_facility@larpd.org.

    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 or commercial Inflatables
    • 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, unauthorized vendors
    • Use of tobacco or tobacco-like products of any kind
    •  Animal rides, pony rides, and petting zoo type of activities can only take place at the Pole Barn

     

    • Standard 12x12 shade canopies are allowed, however, they must be secured with sandbags or water jugs

    Application

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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
    • Hover over Picnic Rental Applicaion  or press the + to open the application
    • Applications are accepted year-round
    • Applications are processed in the order they are received
    • Until a reservation is confirmed, availability may change
    • Please allow several days to receive a response
    • Once an application has been approved, you will receive an email from LARPD with payment instructions
    • Email picnic questions to outdoor_facility@larpd.org 

    Inflatables

    Beginning January 2024, inflatables of any kind including personal or commercial bounce houses, water slides, obstacle courses, etc., are prohibitted at LARPD parks.

    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.

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

    Insurance Requirements

    Liability insurance is required for any reservation where alcohol will be present and/or for groups of 41 or more.  Only beer and wine is allowed, hard alcohol is prohibitted.  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.

    Deposits

    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

    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.

    Picnic Reservation Fees
    Group SizeDistrict Residents Daily Rental FeeNon-Residents Daily Rental Fee
    40 or less$75$100
    41 - 100$150$175
    101 - 200$200$225
    Refundable Deposit$100
    Last Minute Request Fee$50
    Liability Insurance (required for groups of 40 or more and/or functions permitted for alcohol)$200
    Robert Livermore Park Sports Fields with Picnic Rental (Insurance required)$25 per hour per field
    Robert Livermore Park Baseball Fields with Picnic Rental (Insurance required)$25 per hour per field
    Robert Livermore Park Volleyball Court with Picnic Rental (Insurance required)$15 per hour per court 
    Portable RestroomsLARPD may require additional restrooms for large groups, fees vary

    Picnic Rental Locations

    Big Trees Park 

    5470 Kathy Way

    This 4.2 acre park features a tot lot, a large barbeque, a covered picnic area, and has a portable restroom onsite from March-October.  The reservable picnic area is defined by the covered picnic space, the four (4) picnic tables, the barbeque, and the immediate surrounding area. This picnic site can accomodate up to 40 people.

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    Cayetano Park 

    698 Portola Ave

    This beautiful 10.5 acre park includes a reservable picnic area with eight picnic tables, two large barbeques, a multi-use synthetic turf field, a restroom building, a basketball court, walking trails, a large grass area, and a playground.  This picnic site can accomodate up to 60 people.

    This park is used for youth sports activities, causing picnic availability to be limited.   The online Availablility Calendar may not accurately reflect availability.  Please email to confirm.   Parking is limited at this location.

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    Independence Park 

    2798 Holmes Street

    The 17.7 acre Independence Park features a large grass sports field (Kellman Fields), a tot lot, a permanent restroom building, a large parking lot, and two reservable picnic areas, Upper Independence and Lower Independence. 

    Upper Independence is NEW to our picnic inventory in 2024 Upper Independence is the upper area of the park off Regent Road near the tot lot and restroom building.  The entrance to Upper Independence is off of Regent Road. The reservable picnic area is defined by the four picnic tables, the BBQ grill, and the immediate surrounding area.  There is a large grass area adjacent to the picnic site and tot lot.  This picnic site can accomodate up to 40 people. 

    A sunny park scene with trees, a playground, benches, and a walking path.

     

    Lower Independence is down the hill closer to the parking lot.  The entrance to Lower Independence is off Holmes Street and the reservable picnic area is the area at the bottom of the hill to the left near the parking lot.  This reservable picnic area is defined by the five (5) green picnic tables, the barbeque, and the immediate surrounding area.  This picnic site can accomodate up to 40 people.

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    Lester J Knott Park 

    655 N. Mines Road, Livermore

    Lester J. Knott Park is located at 655 N. Mines Road. This neighborhood park includes a tot lot, picnic tables and a full-size basketball court. This reservable picnic area is defined by the four (4) green picnic tables, a large BBQ grill, the large arbor, and the immediate surrounding area.  This picnic site can accomodate up to 40 people.

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    May Nissen Park 

    685 Rincon Avenue

    The 12.2 acre May Nissen Park is loaded with amenities making it a perfect location for any outdoor picnic or event.  This park features a large grass area, a tot lot, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a dog park, and a permanent restroom building. It is adjacent to the May Nissen Swim Center and the City of Livermore Library, Rincon Branch.  This park has three reservable group picnic areas -- Site 1/Main, Site 2/Tennis, and Site 3/Library.

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    May Nissen Site 1/Main is adjacent to the library, basketball courts, and parking lot and is the largest of the May Nissen picnic sites.  This reservable picnic area is defined by the twelve (12) green picnic tables, two (2) large  covered barbeques, and the immediate surrounding area. This picnic site can accomodate up to 100+ people.

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    May Nissen Site 2/Tennis is adjacent to the large tot lot and tennis/pickleball courts and is popular with those that want to be close to the playground area. This reservable picnic area is defined by the six (6) green picnic tables, the barbeque, the horseshoe pit, and immediate surrounding area.  This picnic site can accomodate up to 60 people.

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    May Nissen Site 3/Library is a small rentable space between the library and the playground and is the smallest of the May Nissen picnic sites.  This is a great site for small groups.  This reservable picnic area is defined by the four (4) picnic tables and immediate surrounding area. This picnic site can accomodate up to 30 people. 

    Shade will be installed at this site in Spring 2024.  Due to the smaller size and no barbeque at this location, rental cost for this site is reduced by $25.

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    Pleasure Island Park 

    280 Pearl Drive, Livermore

    NEW to our picnic inventory, this 6.9-acre neighborhood park was originally developed in 1973 and 1990, and then renovated in August 2019. The updated park features swings, a play structures, musical play area, tot lot. A portable restroom will be onsite during the picnic rental season of March-October. The reservable picnic area is defined by the four picnic tables, the two small BBQ grills, and the immediate surrounding area.  This site is shaded by trees and has a large adjacent grass area behind the picnic site.  This picnic site can accomodate up to 40 people.  

    Lush park with trees, grass, playground, benches, and people enjoying the outdoors.
    A sunny park with benches, trees, and a pathway.
    An aerial view of a colorful playground with slides and swings surrounded by trees.
    Pole Barn at Robertson Park 

    3200 Robertson Park Road

    The Pole Barn at Robertson Park is located at 3200 Robertson Park Road. This unique gathering space is great for large groups!  Surrounded by dirt and adjacent to the Equestrian Center, it is a perfect space for team meetings, larger events, even events including pony rides, petting zoos, and other animals.  The pavillion is coved and has both power and water.  It also includes a fire pit and ample parking.  Email nlarson@larpd.org for more information on renting this space for your next event.

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    May contain: indoors, restaurant, cafeteria, lamp, person, chair, furniture, architecture, building, outdoors, and shelter

     

    Robert Livermore Park 

    491 Loyola Way

    This 29.9-acre community park includes a reservable group picnic area, multi-use sports fields, a restroom buidling, baseball fields, four (4) lighted tennis courts, two (2) sand volleyball courts, and a walking trail. It is adjacent to the Robert Livermore Community Center and the Aquatics Center. This picnic site can accomodate up to 100+ people.

    This park is used for youth sports activities, causing picnic availability to be limited.   The online Availablility Calendar may not accurately reflect availability.  Please email to confirm. This is a great option for weekday company picnics.  

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