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Rental Information

Located in the Berkeley Hills at 59 Arlington Avenue in Kensington, the
Kensington Community Center is available for rental by public and
private groups Fridays (after 6 p.m.), Saturdays, and Sundays. A mandatory four-hour minimum rental time when renting the center, and you must include set-up and a breakdown of your hours of using the center. Wine, beer, and champagne may be sold at an event by permit.

Rental Office / Public Safety Building

10940 San Pablo., Bldg. B,
El Cerrito, CA. 94530
(510) 526-4141

Rental Facility

Kensington Community Center
59 Arlington Avenue
Kensington, Ca. 94707

Liability & Indemnity

It is required to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District as additional insured in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000). The certificate should state that the policy covers the District as an ADDITIONAL INSURED. The certificate must state the date of the event. The insurance certificate must be delivered to the District via email or regular post 30 days prior to event. Insurance can be obtained through the User’s homeowner or renters insurance or at or

The Rental Facility Includes the following:

  • Large social hall
  • Adjoining side rooms
  • Full-service kitchen
  • Outdoor garden & barbecue
  • Amphitheater

Parking is available in the lower parking lot and designated parking
spaces on Kensington Park grounds.

Youth and Teen Events

Sponsors must provide one adult over 21 yrs old for every ten people attending the function.

Facility Capacity & Pricing

4-hour minimum: Hourly Rate

  • Social Hall (264 dining)  Resident $130/per hour;  Non-Resident $150 per hour 
  • Entire Community Center Resident $255.00 per hour (all rooms plus grassy lawn)
  • Entire Community Center Non-Resident $295.00 (all rooms plus grassy lawn)

2-hour minimum: Hourly Rate

  • Meeting Room 1 (23 dining)       Resident $35.00 :  Non-Resident $45.00
  • Meeting Room 3 (20 dining)   Resident $45.00 per hour ; Non-Residents $55.00 per hour 

Note: Kitchen $60 flat rate;  barbecue, grassy round lawn, and amphitheater $25 per hour.  **chairs, and tables are also available for a fee** 

Availability:  Fridays evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays 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 the program is a fundraising event.