Facility Rentals

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Click here to view the Park Guide                                     Click here to view Facility Fee Brochure
Use the Facility Directory for a detailed description for each location.


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Picnic Rental Application
Arlington Park Picnic Site Map -  Arial View
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 two picnic tables. No bounce houses allowed at any of these sites.
Note: Castro, Canyon Trail, and Arlington picnic areas #2 and #3 do not have barbecue grills. 

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

There are no refunds for cancellations.

Picnic Area Resident Rate (per day) Non-Resident Rate (per day)
Picnic Area w/ Barbecue $81.00 $101.00
Picnic Area w/o Barbecue $68.00 $85.00
Arlington Areas #5 & 6 $151.00 $188.00
Arlington Areas #4, 5 & 6 $204.00 $255.00
Cerrito Vista Picnic Area  $151.00  $188.00
Cerrito Vista Volley Ball Deposit (optional)  $83.00  $83.00
Restroom Key  $20.00  $20.00
Transfer Fee  $20.00  $20.00

 There are restroom facilities located at most parks. Restrooms are kept locked, but a key can be purchased at the El Cerrito Community Center for $18. Key fees are fully refundable if the key is returned.

NOTE: Facility Rental fees are subject to change on July 1 of every year.



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 Court Reservations, Permits, & Rules
• Players with reservations have priority at all times. 
• Players without a tennis reservation must relinquish the courts to players with a reservation. 
• An instructor tennis permit may be purchased at the El Cerrito Community Center (July-June). Tennis instructors must obtain a City of El Cerrito business license and be a USPTR teacher.

 Effective 7/1/2019 for all types of tennis reservations, there are no refunds for cancellations for time not used. 

Tennis Court Reservations

Resident $9.50 per hour
Non-Resident $11.50 per hour
Tennis Club $6.50 per hour
Instructors $15.50 per hour
Instructor Permit $26 (July 1-June 30)

Proceeds from this program help to resurface & maintain our tennis courts.
NOTE: Prices subject to change on July 1 every year. 


Field Rental Request Form
Complete the field application and submit to the community center to the field coordinator for review at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

El Cerrito Community Center

Community Center Application

7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(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 (clean-up must be completed by 11 p.m.). The contemporary look and feel of the Hall and Skylight Room provide the ideal spot for wedding receptions, family celebration and luncheons at the same time providing a perfect location for corporate trainings, fundraiser and more!  The Hall and Skylight Room, which have hardwood floors and a cathedral style ceiling, can accommodate 250 people.

The rental includes parking, a full kitchen, fridge, freezer, ovens, sinks, and ice machine, use of fenced in outdoor courtyard, set-up and break down of chairs and tables as part of your rental feel.

A five-hour minimum rental is required on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Skylight Room cannot be rented  without renting the Main Hall, Friday through Sunday. 

Community Center Resident Rate Non-Resident Rate
Main Hall, Kitchen, Skylight Room & Patio $200.00 per hour  $250.00 per hour


(2 hours max day of event)

$100.00  $100.00
 Alcohol Permit

(If selling alcohol, additional ABC license required)

 $197.00 per event  $197.00 per event
Transfer of Date Fee  $47.00  $47.00
Deposit $624.00 (credit card only)  $624.00
Non-Profit Deposit $313.00  $313.00
Non-Profit Rental Fee  25% Off hourly rate  25% off hourly rate
 Optional Clean-up Service

(2 hours of 1 custodian after rental)

 $150.00 per hour  $150.00 per hour
To Provide Caterer's License Contact City Hall  (510) 215-4335



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Clubhouse Application

Arlington Clubhouse Park, 1120 Arlington Blvd., El Cerrito, CA 94530
Castro  Clubhouse Park, 1420 Norvell Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530
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. 

Clubhouse Fees Resident Rate Non-Resident Rate
Arlington Clubhouse  $80.00 $98.00
Set-up/Clean-up Fee $42.00 per event $42.00 per event
Alcohol Permit $43.00 $43.00
Transfer Fee $47.00 $47.00
Deposit $305.00 $305.00

Deposit and rental fees due at time of booking. Full deposit is forfeited if rental is cancelled. Rental fees will also be forfeited if event is cancelled, unless Clubhouse is rebooked.
NOTE: ALL Facility Rental fees are subject to change on July 1 of each year.

El Cerrito Midtown Activity Center (EC MAC)

10940 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 559-7677