Community Centers

Renting Community Centers
Eleven centers are available for rent with capacities ranging from 70 to 150. Priorities for use and fees are based upon the type of group, organization, or individual requesting the reservation and whether you are a resident of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Applications may be submitted not less than 30 days or more than 11 months in advance. Facilities are not available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. To check availability please call the Recreation District Office at (510) 881-6700 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. If your date is available the building will be held for you for three business days. Within that period you will need to come to the District Office, pay a nonrefundable $50 deposit and complete all the necessary paperwork. Any balance due must be paid in full 30 days prior to your event. The nonrefundable deposit will be applied to the reservation fee.

Proof of Residency
District residents should be prepared to show proof of residency in order to secure the discounted resident rate. A current photo identification and utility bill will suffice. This process should take approximately 30 minutes.

Forms, Rules & Regulations
To view some of the forms required for rentals check out our Rental Information page. Call (510) 881-6700 for more information on rentals. We will not accept forms through the mail  or fax but this should help you get the proper information ready before you call and also lists all the rules and regulations regarding facility rentals.

Please note that some of the forms are also available in Spanish. Please note that events serving alcohol require additional special event insurance and fees and are subject to District review and approval.

Please familiarize yourself with these requirements and policies before placing a deposit on a facility. Permits will be issued to adults 18 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Rescheduling, Relocating, or Canceling a Reservation
Occasionally, the district may find it necessary to reschedule or relocate a reservation due to unforeseen circumstances. In that event, the district will give as much notice as possible. In the event of a cancellation, the entire rental fee (including deposit) will be refunded.

Center Name and Location
Seating Capacity
Ashland Community Center
1530 167th Ave., San Leandro

Castro Valley Community Center
18988 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley

Hayward Senior Center
22325 N. 3rd Street, Hayward

Kenneth C. Aitken Community Center
17800 Redwood Road, Castro Valley

Matt Jimenez Community Center
28200 Ruus Road, Hayward
 Mt. Eden Mansion
2451 W. Tennyson Road, Hayward
San Felipe Community Center
2058 'D' Street, Hayward

San Lorenzo Community Center
1970 Via Buena Vista, San Lorenzo

Sorensdale Recreation Center
275 Goodwin Street, Hayward
Southgate Community Center
26780 Chiplay Avenue, Hayward

Weekes Community Center
27182 Patrick Avenue, Hayward