Located at 59 Arlington Avenue in Kensington, the Kensington Community Center is available for rental on Fridays after 6:00 p.m., 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 a first come/first served basis. Wine, beer, and champagne may be sold or served at a fundraising event by permit only.
Bounce houses require special permission and proof of insurance and are restricted to the small round lawn adjacent to the Community Center. Please contact us for rental of the lawn and bounce house permission. Bounce houses are prohibited in all other areas of Kensington Park.
If you wish to proceed with reserving any area of the community center, picnic site, and tennis court, please visit the following link: Kensington Police Protection & CSD, recdesk.com. You will need to create an account to access the reservation system. Once the reservation is submitted and approved by the district, a follow-up email is sent to finalize the reservation and payoff amount due. Please understand when paying off with a credit card, there is a 3% fee added to the invoice. Feel free to call the office if you need assistance in this matter.
District Office at Public Safety Building
10940 San Pablo Ave.,
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 526-4141 x 4 or 5
Kensington Community Center
59 Arlington Avenue,
Kensington, CA. 94707
User shall be required to secure and provide a $1,000,000.00 general liability and comprehensive personal liability of insurance during the contract term. 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 before the event. Insurance can be obtained through the User's homeowner or renters insurance or at www.PrivateEventinsurance.com or www.EventHelper.com. (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, 2, 3 and front grassy lawn
- Resident $255 per hour
- Non-Resident $325 per hour
Main Hall Only (4-Hour Minimum) – 264-person capacity
- Resident $130 per hour
- Non-Resident $200 per hour
Meeting Room 1 - (2-Hour Minimum) – 23-person capacity
- Resident $35 per hour
- Non-Resident $55 per hour
Meeting Room 2 - (2-Hour Minimum) - 20-person capacity
- Resident $20 per hour
- Non-Resident $25 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 the Community Center)
- All groups pay $75 per hour
- All groups $80 flat rate
- All groups pay $45 per hour
Barbeque (next to Community Center)
- All groups $45 per hour (4-hour maximum)
Rectangular Tables (6’x30”); Seats 6-8; 11 available
- $4 each
60” Round Table (Seats 8); 32 available
- $6 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 attending the function.
CARDS OR CHECK ONLY
- 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