Sycamore Grove’s paved path is being rebuilt! Construction is scheduled to begin around May 1. The existing path will be ground up and substrate will be added to create a level and lasting base. A new 8-foot-wide asphalt path will be installed. The public’s safety is our top priority during this project and park users should expect detours, trail closures and park closures during this construction. Please follow us on social media to stay updated about potential closures and detours. #sycamoregrovepark#sycamoregrove#LARPD#livermore#livermoreca#eastbay#trivalley#openepace#egret photo by @rangerglen
Sun's out, snakes out! 🐍🐍🐍 With the warm weather this week, we are seeing more and more snakes emerging. This is normal for ectotherms (cold-blooded critters); they're just trying to warm up and find some food! While you may be uncomfortable with snakes, they are a natural part of our environment and an important predator, so please, never harm wildlife in our parks. Remember, you are in their home! However, a few tips to avoid unexpected contact: 👉Stay on-trail so that you can see where you're about to step. If there is tall grass to either side of the trail, try to stay in the center. 👉Be careful stepping around rocks and logs where you can't see all the way around. 👉Don't put your hands where you can't see! 👉If you hear the rattle of a rattlesnake, don't panic. Calmly try to locate where it's coming from and move away.
👉Keep all pets on leash at all times. Dogs will often try to investigate interesting sounds or smells, putting them at risk of a potential bite on the face. 📞If you see a snake in a high-traffic area such as around the restrooms or picnic tables, don't hesitate to call the ranger office at (925) 960-2400 so that we can relocate the snake to a better spot.
Sycamore Grove Park is home to many harmless species of snakes in addition to the venomous rattlesnake.
Photo #1: rattlesnake by @rangerglen
Photo #2: our office gopher snake, Cuddles