Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has closed facilities and suspended programs in response to the Alameda County Public Health Department order issued on March 16, 2020, but we want you to know - our parks are still OPEN! Parks and open spaces are essential to the enhancement of life in Livermore, especially in uncertain times like we are experiencing today. While we are staying away from many activities and public places, parks and open spaces provide access to nature, fresh air, sunshine, and enough room for everyone to move around and have fun! You may experience reduced service levels due to employee restrictions based on the public health order so please embody a "pack-in, pack-out" mind set to help us keep our outdoor play spaces clean and safe. Be mindful if choosing to utilize park amenities and restrooms; practice safe social and physical distancing and healthy hand washing habits using soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds as suggested by the Alameda County Public Health Department.Thank you and stay healthy.
A network of trails is growing in Livermore. Currently there are two (2) main trails traversing town, the South Livermore Valley Trail which extends from Wetmore Road near Sycamore Grove Park, and the Arroyo Mocho Trail which combines the City of Livermore and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's trail segments.These trails connect to and take you through natural areas where you can enjoy colorful spring wildflowers, birds singing or beautiful vistas while walking with your family or your dog, jogging, and riding your bike or horse. Our trails are open year round, Sunday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, however some portions of the trails that run through our Open Space parks are open from 7:00 am to sunset. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times; your leash may not extend any longer than 6 feet in length and please be sure to clean up after your pet. For your safety, wildlife live in these areas, it is always best to be aware of your surroundings while making use our trail system. To ensure that all of our users conduct themselves in a safe manner and knowing the right of way, your maximum speed on our trails is not to exceed 15 mph; bikers and people yield to horses, and bikers yield to people. We encourage you to explore the great outdoors of Livermore and all the wonderful natural environments we have to offer. Click here for a map of all the biking and hiking trails.
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 am 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.
Copyrighted image used with permission from Barry Zupan.