Facility Rentals


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Facility Rental Quick Guide (en Espanol)
Use the Facility Directory for a detailed description for each location.


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Picnic Rental Application

General picnic areas are available for reservation on weekdays and weekends from dawn until dusk. Picnic locations includes sites at Arlington Park, Canyon Trail Park, Castro Park, Harding Park, and Tassajara Park. All sites have picnic tables.

Note: Castro, Canyon Trail, and Arlington picnic areas #2 and #3 do not have barbecue pits.

Area Resident Rate (per day) Non-Resident Rate (per day)
Picnic Area w/ Barbecue $75.00 $95.00
Picnic Area w/o Barbecue $64.00 $79.00
Arlington Areas #5 & 6 $141.00 $176.00
Arlington Areas #4, 5 & 6 $191.00 $239.00
Restroom Key $18 $18
NOTE: Facility Rental fees are subject to change on July 1, 2017.

Arlington Park Picnic Site Map

Cerrito Vista Picnic Rental

Cerrito Vista Park has six picnic tables, two barbecue pits, and a volleyball set (available for pick-up at the Community Center). Cerrito Vista can be rented from dawn until dusk. You may rent a bounce house for this site only. The rental company must list the City of El Cerrito as additionally insured.

Cerrito Vista Park Rental fees:
Resident $141.00
Non Resident $176.00
Volleyball Deposit (optional): $80.00


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Permits & Court Reservations
Tennis permits and court reservations are issued by the City of El Cerrito Recreation Department by going online or emailing. You must purchase a permit in order to reserve tennis courts.

Permit & Court Reservation Rules
• Players with permit reservations have priority at all times.
A City issued permit for all players playing on a reserved court is required in order to reserve that tennis court.
• Players without a tennis permit must relinquish the courts to players with a tennis permit at all times.
• Tennis permits may be purchased at the El Cerrito Community Center on an annual (Jan.- Dec.) or monthly basis.
Effective 7/1/2017 for all types of tennis reservations, there are no refunds for cancellations or times not used.

Permit Cost (Effective 7/1/2017)

Resident Rate
Non-Resident Rate
$89 per year (Jan-Dec)
$100 per year (Jan-Dec)
$34 per year (Jan-Dec)
$43 per year (Jan-Dec)
Instructor Permits-Annually
$112 (July –June)
$112 (July –June)
Instructor Permits-Monthly
Proceeds from this program help to resurface & maintain our tennis courts.
Prices subject to change 7/1 every year.

Tennis Court Reservations

Resident $7 per hour
Non-Resident $8 per hour
Tennis Club $5 per hour
Instructors $13 per hour
Note: Tennis Instructors must reserve tennis courts if charging students for private/group lessons. Instructors must obtain a City of El Cerrito business license and be a USTA or USPTR teaching professional.


Field Rental Request Form

El Cerrito Community Center

7007 Moeser Lane
(510) 559-7017

The El Cerrito Community Center is available for rental by public and private groups on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8:00am-10:00pm. With ample free parking, a full kitchen, and beautiful outdoor space, our Community Center offers great potential for your special event. The spacious hall has hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and large windows. We will happily provide your event with chairs and tables as a part of your rental fee.

The main room hosts up to 224 people for dining, with an optional adjoining room offering space for 66 more people. A five-hour minimum rental is required on Saturdays, three-hour minimum on Fridays and Sundays. The Skylight Room cannot be rented without renting the Main Hall, Friday through Sunday.

Hall, Kitchen & Garden/Patio Resident (224 people)

Non-Resident $314.00/hr

Decoration/Rehearsal Time/Clean- Up (maximum 2 hours day of event) $107.00/hr
Optional Clean-up Service (2 hours of 1 custodian after rental) $103/hr

Adjoining Skylight Room Resident $70.00/hr
(66 people) Non-Resident $88.00/hr


Alcohol Permit $185.00 per event
Caterer’s License Contact City Hall 215-4335
Transfer Fee for Rescheduling Event $44.00 per date
$603.00 Deposit (must be paid by credit card)

Community Center Rental Application


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Clubhouse Application

Arlington, 1120 Arlington Blvd.
Castro, 1420 Norvell
Harding, 7115 "C" Street

Clubhouses are available for rental on weekends. Nestled in our city’s parks, the clubhouses are ideal locations for smaller events, and can host up to 15 to 50 people. A three-hour minimum rental time is required.
Please be aware that many of our clubhouses are used as childcare facilities during the week.

Clubhouse Fees Resident $77.00/hr
Non-Resident $95.00/hr

Alcohol Permit $42.00
Transfer Fee $44.00 per date

Deposit - No Alcohol $178.00
Deposit - With Alcohol $295.00


(510) 559-7008

Great idea for family reunions, birthday parties, graduation parties, corporate get-togethers...or whatever! Parties can be scheduled when the pool is not open to the public. Rentals of splash park, small pool only, large pool only, or both pools are available. Call (510)559-7008 or email for pool information, prices, and reservations.


6500 Stockton Ave
(510) 559-7677

Seating up to 80 people, this facility is especially nice for luncheons, anniversary and birthday parties The facility includes a fully equipped kitchen, patio and barbecue.

The Senior Center is available for rental by public and private groups on Sundays. A three-hour minimum rental time is required. All music must be off by 10:00PM and the rental must end by 11:00PM.

Hall & Kitchen
Resident $97.00/hr
Non-Resident $121.00/hr
Decoration/Rehearsal Time/Clean- Up (maximum 1 hour day of event) $56.00/hr

Alcohol Permit $171.00
Transfer Fee $44.00 per date
Deposit $253.00

NOTE: ALL Facility Rental fees are subject to change on July 1, of each year.