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Community Center

Located at 59 Arlington Avenue in Kensington, the Kensington Community Center is available for rental Fridays after 6:00 PM, Saturdays, and Sundays. Priority of use will be given to Kensington based youth groups and then to Kensington-sponsored organizations. Private users will be considered if there is available time and space. There is a mandatory four-hour minimum rental time. Set-up and breakdown time must be included in your rental time. Our scheduling policy is based on first come/first served basis . Wine, beer, and champagne may be sold or served at a fundraising event by permit only. Bouncy houses are only permitted with rental agreements for private events on the grassy round lawn.  Bouncy houses are not allowed to be set up on Kensington Parks Grounds without an agreement. ​​

May contain: porch, patio, and plant

Rental Office 

District Office at Public Safety Building
10940 San Pablo Ave., Bldg. B,
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 526-4141

Rental Facility

Kensington Community Center
59 Arlington Avenue,
Kensington, CA. 94707

Liability Insurance

User shall be required to secure and provide a $1,000,000.00 general liability and comprehensive personal liability of insurance during the term of the contract.  The certificate should state that the policy covers the District as an additional insured. The certificate must state the date of the event and be delivered to the District via email or regular mail 30 days prior to the event.  Insurance can be obtained through the User's homeowner or renters insurance or at or (see Policy for Use of the Kensington Community Center).

Facility Capacity & Individual Pricing 

Entire Community Center (4-Hour Minimum) – 264 person capacity

  • Includes Room 1 & 3 and front grassy lawn
  • Resident $255 per hour
  • Non-Resident $295 per hour

Main Hall Only (4-Hour Minimum) – 264 person capacity

  • Resident $130 per hour
  • Non-Resident $150 per hour

Meeting Room 1 - (2-Hour Minimum) – 23 person capacity

  • Resident $35 per hour
  • Non-Resident $45 per hour

Meeting Room 3 - (2-Hour Minimum) – 20 person capacity

  • Resident $45 per hour
  • · Non-Resident $55 per hour

Grassy Lawn Area (in front of Community Center)

  • All groups $25 per hour


  • All groups $25 per hour


  •  All groups $25 per hour

Barbeque (next to Community Center)

  • All groups $25 per hour (4 hour maximum)

Rectangular Tables (6’x30”); Seats 6-8; 12 available

  • $3 each

60” Round Table (Seats 8); 32 available

  •  $5 each

Metal Folding Chairs; 150 available

  • $1 each

Parking is available near the Center and along the Kensington Park Grounds and street parking

 Youth and Teen Events
  • Sponsors must provide one adult over 21 for every ten people attending the function.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY                                                                                                                              

Cleaning  Deposit
  • Refundable Cleaning Deposit (without alcohol): $250.00                                                       
  •  Refundable Cleaning Deposit (with alcohol): $500.00                                                                                    

An alcohol permit is needed only if selling alcohol or if a program is a fundraising event.

Community Center Contract