Parks and Recreation


As of Thursday, December 10, 2020, County Parks are open to enjoy, including playgrounds. Although parks are open, the County does not recommend large gatherings however, park permits may be issued on a case by case basis in accordance with the current Contra Costa County Public Health Order. Per Public Health orders, park patrons should maintain established social distance practices, wear a face covering, wash or sanitize hands, and stay home if sick. All guests are encouraged to limit their stays to 30 minutes if patrons are waiting. Please note that basketball courts, bocce ball courts and ballfields are open but community centers are to remain closed until further notice. 

With Governor Newsom’s announcement on April 6, 2021 that the California will fully open its economy pending specific criteria Governor Newsom, April 6, 2021, Contra Costa County anticipates resuming rental services of Montarabay and Lefty Gomez Community Centers in the near future. Inquiries for Community Center Rentals will begin to be accepted on July 1, 2021, pending any changes to the Contra Costa County Health Order.

Andrew H Young Park

Contra Costa County is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight; it is home to more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails within dozens of parks spread across the county.

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department operates and maintains a variety of parks throughout the county and manages contracts for recreational programming in Alamo, Rodeo and San Pablo. The County’s Park Permit for use of county maintained parks can be found by clicking the following link: Park Permit (PDF).

County Maintained Parks and Facilities 

A complete list of the amenity features for each park can be found here: Park Amenities (PDF)

Recreational Activities

Livorna Park The Alamo Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series and Movie Under the Stars features live music and films for the whole family. These Alamo Municipal Advisory sponsored events are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy music and films in a beautiful park setting. A schedule of the current years events will be posted below:

2021 Schedule coming soon...

Lefty Gomez Rodeo’s Lefty Gomez ball field is the home of Rodeo Baseball Association (RBA). For more information regarding the RBA please click on the following link:

Other State and National Park Districts within Contra Costa County

There are a number of regional park districts within Contra Costa County, the largest being the East Bay Regional Park District, which spans more than 100,000 acres. John Muir National Historic Site is also within Contra Costa County. 

Mt. Diablo State Park offers the most recognizable landmark right in the middle of the county, rising more than 3,800 feet, and visible from nearly every vantage point. The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

In Contra Costa County you can swim, bike, golf, fish, picnic and explore a variety of venues; there is truly something for everyone.