Facility Rentals

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FACILITY DIRECTORY for a detailed description for each location.

Picnic Areas

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Picnic Rental Application
Arlington Park Picnic Site Map - Aerial View

General picnic areas are available for reservation on week days and weekends from dawn until dusk. Each site has 2 picnic tables.  No bounce houses allowed at any of these sites except for Cerrito Vista with rental company listing the City of  El Cerrito as additionally insured.

Note: Cerrito Vista Park has 6 picnic tables, two BBQ 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 and e-mail documentation to recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

*Restrooms are locked at all parks. To access restrooms pick up a restroom key at the Community Center for $20 deposit.
*There are no refunds for cancellations.
*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year.

Picnic Areas

Resident Rate (all day)
Non-Resident (all day)
Arlington Picnic Site #1
$81 $101
Arlington Picnic Site #2 (No Grill)
$68 $85
Arlington Picnic Site #3 (No Grill)
$68 $85
Arlington Picnic Site #4
$81
$101
Arlington Picnic Site #5
$81 $101
Arlington Picnic Site #6
$81 $101
Arlington Picnic Site 5 & 6
$151 $188
Arlington Picnic Site 4, 5 & 6
$204 $255
Cerrito Vista Park Picnic
$151 $188
Cerrito Vista Volley Ball Deposit (optional)
$83 $83
Tassajara Park Picnic
$81 $101
Harding Park Picnic
$81 $101
Canyon Trail Park Picnic (No Grill)
$68 $85
Castro Park Picnic (No Grill)
$68 $85
Restroom Key
$20 $20
Transfer Fee
$20 $20

TENNIS COURT RENTALS

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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.  Contact information on Certified Tennis Instructors can be found our Tennis Page.
Proceeds from this program help resurface & maintained our tennis courts. 

*Restrooms are locked at all parks. To access restrooms pick up a restroom key at the Community Center for $20 deposit.  
*There are no refunds for cancellations for time not used.
*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year.

Tennis Court Reservations

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

El Cerrito Community Center

Community Center Application

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 fee.

A 5 minimum rental is required on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Skylight Room cannot be rented  without renting the Main Hall, Friday through Sunday.
*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year. 

Community Center

Resident
Non-Resident/
Commercial
Hall, Kitchen, Skylight Room & Patio
$200 /hour
$250 /hour
Decoration/Clean-up/Rehearsal (max 2 hrs day of event)
$100 /hour
$100 /hour
Alcohol Permit (If selling alcohol, additional ABC license required)
$197 $197
Deposit $624 $624
Non-Profit Deposit (Need proof of non-profit status)
$313 $313
Non-Profit Rental Fee
25% Discount
25% Discount
Optional Clean-up Service (2 hours of 1 custodian)
$150
$150

CLUBHOUSES

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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 accommodate up to 50 people with a 3-hour minimum rental time required.

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

Clubhouses

Resident Non-Resident
Arlington Clubhouse (Capacity 50)
$80 /hour
$98 /hour
Castro Clubhouse Side B (Capacity 32)
$80 /hour
$98 /hour
Deposit
$305 $305
Set-up/Clean-up Fee Combined (1 hour max)
$42 $42
Alcohol Fee
$43 $43
Transfer Fee
$47 $47

PLAY FIELD RENTAL

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.
*Restrooms are locked at all parks. To access restrooms pick up a restroom key at the Community Center for $20 deposit.  
*Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year. 

Fields

Resident
Non-Resident
All Fields
$30 p/h
$41 p/h

Hana Gardens Senior Center

Hana Gardens Senior Center Application

Hana Gardens Senior Center is  located at 10870 San Pablo Ave in El Cerrito adjacent to City Hall.  The facility includes space to reserve for meetings and is located next to a small public plaza with interpretive plaques exhibiting the Japanese American community in El Cerrito and the historic significance of the site itself.  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 available for use, set-up and break down of chairs and tables and can accommodate up to 60 people with a 3-hour minimum rental time required.

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

Hana Gardens Senior Center
Resident
Non-Resident

Hana Gardens Senior Center
$125
$156
Decoration/Clean-up/Rehearsal (1 hour max day of event)
$60 $60
Alcohol Permit
$183 $183
Deposit $315 $315