Picnic Rentals

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

Park Guide
Facility Picnic Rental Brochure

please keep in mind that during this time, while the restrooms are being cleaned, the playgrounds and picnic tables are not being cleaned. We ask that you do not use the playgrounds or picnic tables and keep to open areas with social distance to help prevent to spread of covid-19.

Picnic Areas are a great place to hold a small event such as a birthday party or family reunion. All Picnic Areas are in parks with open grassy areas, playground equipment and restrooms. Restroom keys are available for purchase with a refundable deposit at the Community Center. Some parks offer tennis courts, basketball courts, charcoal barbeques, ponds, trails and other playing field.

View the different Picnic Area options either below or in our Facility & Picnic Rental Brochure

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

Please read the Picnic Rental Conditions before reserving your party, including the cancellation policy, which will result in the loss of all fees paid.

Picnic Areas

Arlington Park

1120 Arlington Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530
A 5.2 acre park, Arlington offers six different picnic sites available for rent. All sites accommodate 20 seated guests and most sites have barbecues. Some sites can be combined for larger parties. Arlington Clubhouse is also located at Arlington Park and available for rent.

Canyon Trail Park

6757 Gatto Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Canyon Trail Park is home to a 7.4 acre park with a large field, playground and walking trails. There is one picnic area available for rent which accommodates 20 seated guests, there is NO barbecue at this park. Canyon Trail Clubhouse is also located at Canyon Trail Park and available for rent.

Castro Park

1420 Norvell Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Located near Korematsu Middle School, Castro Park is a 5.2 acre park with lots of fun play equipment for kids, including a rock climbing wall! There is one picnic area available with NO barbecue. Castro Clubhouse is also located at Castro Park and available for rent.

Cerrito Vista Park

950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
A 7.6 acre park, Cerrito Vista Park is the largest park in El Cerrito. Cerrito Vista also offers the largest space for picnics, accommodating up to 60 guests seated. With barbeques and a large grass area, Cerrito Vista is also the only park that allows bounce houses. 

Harding Park

7115 C Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Harding Park is located next to Harding Elementary School. With a 3.5 Acre park, renting this space gives you one picnic area with seating for 20 and a barbecue.

Huber Park

7711 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530
This unique park is 2.9 acres with basketball courts and creek access. With a concrete slide and multiple levels of playground space, when renting this area you get multiple one picnic areas with seating for 20 and multiple barbecues.

Tassajara Park

2575 Tassajara Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Tassajara Park offers a 2.9 acre park with basketball courts and tennis courts. With seating for 20 and barbecues, this little neighborhood park is perfect for a birthday party.

Picnic Pricing

Rental prices are per day *Rental fees subject to change on July 1st of every year
Picnic Area Resident Non-Resident
Picnics with barbecues
(Arlington Park Areas 1, 4, 5, 6, Harding Park, Huber Park, & Tassaraja Park)
$86 $108
Picnics without barbecues
(Arlington Park Areas 2, 3, Canyon Trail Park & Castro Park)
$72 $90
Arlington Park Combined Areas 4 & 5 $160 $200
Arlington Park Combined Areas 4, 5, & 6 $216 $270
Deposit $50 $50
Restroom Key $22 refundable deposit $22 refundable deposit
Transfer of Date $21 day/transfer $21 day/transfer

Cerrito Vista Park

Rental prices are per day
Cerrito Vista Picnic Resident Non-Resident
Picnic Area with Barbecue $216 $270
Volleyball Net and Ball Deposit $50 $50
Deposit $50 $50