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Use the Facility Directory for a detailed description for each location.
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||$78.00||$98.00|
|Picnic Area w/o Barbecue||$66.00||$82.00|
|Arlington Areas #5 & 6||$146.00||$182.00|
|Arlington Areas #4, 5 & 6||$198.00||$247.00|
|Cerrito Vista Picnic Area||$146.00||$182.00|
|Cerrito Vista Volley Ball Deposit (optional)||$83.00||$83.00|
NOTE: Facility Rental fees are subject to change on July 1 of every year.
TENNIS COURT RENTALS
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 obatain a City of El Cerrito business license and be a USPTR teacher.
Effective 7/1/2018 for all types of tennis reservations, there are no refunds for cancellations for time not used.
Tennis Court Reservations
|Resident||$9 per hour|
|Non-Resident||$11 per hour|
|Tennis Club||$6 per hour|
|Instructors||$15 per hour|
|Instructor Permit||$25 (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.
PLAY FIELD RENTALS
Field Rental Request Form
Complete the field application and submit to the community center to the field coordinator for review at email@example.com.
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
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 Saturdays, three-hour minimum on Fridays 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)
(If selling alcohol, additional ABC license required)
|$191.00 per event||$177.00|
|Transfer of Date Fee||$45.00||$45.00|
|Deposit||$624.00 (credit card only)||$624.00|
|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||$15.00 per hour|
|To Provide Caterer's License Contact City Hall|| (510) 215-4335
Arlington Park, 1120 Arlington Blvd.
Castro Park, 1420 Norvell 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.
|Clubhouse Fees||Resident Rate||Non-Resident Rate|
|Set-up/Clean-up Fee||$45.00 per event||$45.00 per event|
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.
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.