Facility Rentals

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the City of El Cerrito Recreation Department is currently not renting facilities due to Shelter-in-Place orders.

Facility Picnic Rental Brochure

Your guide to celebrating your way!

A variety of spaces are available for any gathering or party you have! Refer to our Facilities & Picnic Rental Brochure for more information. 

Read below for information on all of the facility rentals for the Community Center, Clubhouses or Hana Gardens. Applications and rentals conditions can also be found below.

View the Picnic Rentals page for information about reserving a picnic area in one of the beautiful parks. There is also a Park Guide with information on all of the City’s parks.

Also view a complete list of all of our facilities and parks at our Facility Directory. The facility directory has the locations of each park, plus what amenities are offered.

Interested in having a party at the Swim Center? Please visit the Swim Center website for information about the variety of parties offered.

El Cerrito Community Center

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 12am). The contemporary look and feel of the Hall and Skylight Room provide the ideal spot for wedding receptions, family celebration, luncheons, corporate trainings, fundraiser and more!  The Hall and Skylight Room, which have hardwood floors and a cathedral style ceiling, can accommodate up to 250 people.
The rental includes a full kitchen, fridge, freezer, ovens, gas range, sinks, and ice machine. A fenced in outdoor patio is also available, along with set up and break down of tables (5 foot round, 6 foot rectangular and/or 8 foot rectangular) and 250 chairs as part of your rental fee.

A 5-hour minimum rental is required. Reservations for the Community Center must be made in person. Download an application and return it to the Community Center.

Please read the Community Center Rental Conditions before making a reservation.

*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year
Community Center

Hall, Skylight Room, Kitchen & Patio
$1,000 first 5 hours
$1,2500 first 5 hours
Each Additional Hour $200 $250
Non-Profit 20% off 20% off
Deposit $635 $635
Non-Profit Deposit (Need proof of non-profit status)
$320 $320
Alcohol Permit (if selling alcohol, additional ABC license required) $197 $197
Transfer of Date $50/transfer/event $50/transfer/event
Optional Clean-up Service (2 hours of 1 custodian) $150  $150



Nestled in our city’s parks, the Clubhouses are ideal locations for smaller events such as birthday or graduation parties, luncheons, or corporate meetings. Each Clubhouse has 6 foot tables and chairs to accommodate your guests, plus counters and a sink. Clubhouses have large windows for beautiful views of the park.

Clubhouses are available for rent on weekends with a 3-hour minimum rental time required.

Arlington Clubhouse

1120 Arlington Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Located in the center of a 5.2 acre park, Arlington Clubhouse has beautiful views of both the pond and the playground. There is a maximum capacity of 50 guests for your party or family gathering.

Canyon Trail Clubhouse

6757 Gatto Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Canyon Trail Clubhouse has recently been renovated and is available for meetings with a maximum of 35 guests. There is an outside patio overlooking Canyon Trail Park.

Castro Clubhouse

1420 Norvell Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Castro Clubhouse is located near Korematsu Middle School. Castro Clubhouse Side B is available for rent for parties or family gathering with a maximum capacity of 32 guests.

Download an application and return it to the El Cerrito Community Center or book your rental online!

Please read the Clubhouse Rental Conditions before making a reservation.

*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year

Resident Non-Resident
$240 first 3 hours
$294 first 3 hours
Each Additional Hour
$240 $240
Alcohol Permit $46 $46
Transfer of Date $50/transfer/date $50/transfer/date

Hana Gardens Senior Center

Hana Gardens Senior Center is located at 10870 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito adjacent to City Hall. The facility is available for meetings and is located next to a small public plaza. For information on availability call El Cerrito Midtown Activity Center at (510) 559-7677 or email midtown@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

The rental includes a sink, countertop space, a refrigerator (no kitchen), a small reception desk area by the entrance, two 65”  wall mounted TV sets, set-up and break down of chairs and tables.

Hana Gardens is available for rent daily and can accommodate up to 60 people. A 3-hour minimum rental time required. 

Download an application and return it to the Community Center or Midtown.

Please read the Rental Conditions before making a reservation.

*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year
Hana Gardens Senior Center

Hana Gardens Senior Center
$387 first 3 hours
$483 first 3 hours
Each Additional Hour $125 $156
Deposit $325 $325
Alcohol Permit $189 $189
Additional Decoration/Clean-up/Rehearsal (1 hour maximum day of event)
$62 $62

Midtown Activity Center

Social Hall/Kitchen   Resident Non-Resident
Social Hall/Kitchen   $107 per hour $133 per hour