Grove Regional Park, Livermore, CA
Several times a year the Livermore Area Recreation
and Park District hosts Ranger-led night hikes and programs.
Using your eyes, nose and ears, you will be on the lookout
for the nocturnal inhabitants of Sycamore Grove Park. Call
the rangers' office to make arrangements for this night
As stated in the park rules, this park normally closes at
sundown. However, several times a year the Livermore Area
Recreation and Park District hosts ranger-led night hikes
and programs. If your group is interested in participating
in a night hike you can call the LARPD to find out when the
next one is scheduled, or better yet, you can schedule a
night hike just for your Pack.
Using your eyes, nose and ears, you will be on the
lookout for the nocturnal inhabitants of Sycamore Grove
Park. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in dark colors, dress warmly,
and be prepared to hike or sit quietly for a time.
Historical and Natural
Sycamore Grove Regional Park provides the ideal place to
relax and enjoy nature. With 364 acres of park land,
Sycamore Grove is a great place to jog, bike, horseback ride
along the Arroyo Del Valle, have a picnic, or just be alone.
The Park became part of the Livermore Area Recreation and
Park District in 1974 when the land was purchased from the
New York Trap Rock Corporation. As an open space park,
Sycamore Grove is preserved for nature study and passive
With many different habitats providing food and shelter,
Sycamore Grove is home to many kinds of animals. Wandering
among the Park's sycamores, you may be fortunate enough to
see a fox, a bobcat, or perhaps a red-tailed hawk soaring
overhead. Magpies and bushtits chatter as you stroll along
quiet trails. A quiet hiker can sometimes find a great blue
heron wading through the river, slowly stalking a fish or
frog. you can also find deer, rabbits and hares, ground
squirrels, mice, lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and a
variety of birds and insects in the park.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
71 Trevarno Road
(510) 373-5700 (general information)
(510) 373-5770 (ranger office)
Distance: 1 mile round trip
Time: Allow about 1-2 hours for program and hike
Suggested age: Tiger Cubs, Wolves, and Bears
Suggested season: Summer
AAA "Alameda-Contra Costa Counties," "Livermore and
LARPD folder "Sycamore Grove Park" is usually available at
the park entrance.
By Car: From Oakland area, drive east on Highway 580 and
take the First Street Exit. Turn right and follow First
Street until it turns into Holmes Ave. Continue on Holmes
until you reach Wetmore Road. Turn left on Wetmore Road. The
park entrance is on the right.
Ranger on Duty
Sycamore Grove Park is open 365 days a year
Nature programs are offered on weekends the year round, and
on weekday evenings only in the summer. The schedule is
available at the park, or call for information.
Environmental programs are available to schools and
community groups on a fee basis.
Visitor Rules and
- The Park is open from 8:00 am to sunset.
- For your safety, NO: Open fires or smoking, Alcoholic
beverages, Weapons of any kind, Swimming in the Arroyo,
- Do not harm, collect, or remove any plant or animal
from the Park.
- Keep all motor vehicles, horses, and bicycles in
- Pets must be leashed at all times.
- Stay within the Park boundaries, enter and exit at
the Wetmore Road entrance only.
- Place all refuse in designated receptacles.
There is a fee for this hike. Call LARPD for fee information
on hike dates and fees.
No handicapped facilities.
Discover Nature and Energy
Achievements: 71, 8e, 10b, and Electives 13a, 13d, 18a, 18b,
Achievements: 5d, 10a, 12b, 12c, 12e, and Electives 11a,
11b, 12a, 12c, 12f, 23e
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