Montclair Recreation Center

This community center is nestled in the Montclair District, complete with a duck pond, picnic areas, tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, and modern play equipment. Our center is now more accessible to community members with physical disabilities after renovations. The center offers varied, balanced, and comprehensive recreational programs at a reasonable price for all ages.


Our Activities

  • Afro-Haitian Dance for children ages 6-12. Wednesdays, 4:45-5pm
  • Ceramics for children ages 5-7. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Ceramics for children ages 8-11. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Double Dutch for children ages 7-11. Mondays, 4-5pm

To register for these courses, visit us online at:

Renting the Montclair Recreation Center
The Montclair Recreation Center is available for rentals. Rentals must be booked in person at least 30 days in advance. Please call the center, (510) 482-7812 for more information on reserving the facility and to see if your date is available.

Facility Rental Fees

  • $300 deposit
  • $75 per hour (Oakland residents) or $90 per hour (non-Oakland residents). A minimum of 4 hours is required to rent the facility. Proof of residency is required. Decorating and clean up time must be included in the paid rental times.
  • $150 mandatory setup/take down tables and chairs. You will provide us with a diagram of how you want the tables and chair set up. Please note: your cleanup and chair and table take down will begin 1 hour prior to your scheduled end time.
  • You will not be refunded for any "unused" hours.
  • Live bands and DJs are not allowed. Any music/sound must have volume control
  • Fees are due (paid in full) at the time you make your reservation.
  • Questions? Please refer to the Rental Application, or call the center.

Outside Rental Fees

Bounce houses are only allowed in Stone Circle. Wet inflatables (those which use water) and inflatables requiring multiple generators are not permitted. A certificate of insurance from the jumper company must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the reservation date.

  • Stone Circle - $15 per hour

Jumper companies cannot drop off the jumper prior to your start time and it must be picked up by your event end time.

Picnic Reservations

Our picnic area is available for reservations on Friday, Saturday and Sundays between April 4 - October 10, 2020 and on the following holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Picnic reservations are from 8am-7pm. If you would like to reserve a picnic area on a weekday, please contact the center, (510) 482-7812.

To reserve a table, visit us online at: or email

Picnic reservations for the 2020 Park season begin Tuesday, March 2nd.

Picnic Rental Fees

$15 per hour (Oakland residents) or $18 per hour (non-Oakland residents).
Each reservation is in 1-hour increments and includes 2 tables. Minimum of 2 hour rental required.

Montclair Park Restrooms are currently under construction.

Cancellation Fees:

  • 61 days or more notice prior to your event: Forfeit 1/2 of deposit
  • 31-60 days notice prior to your event: Forfeit entire deposit
  • 11-30 days notice prior to your event: Forfeit entire deposit + 1/2 of rental fees paid
  • 10 days or less: Forfeit entire deposit + entire rental fees paid

Play Areas

There are several play areas that are open for public use. All play areas are wheelchair accessible.

Duck Pond

The pond is a mini wild-life sanctuary that is an extension of the Lake Merritt Wildlife Sanctuary. Please do not feed the animals. There is no fishing or catching allowed.

Athletic Fields
We have both lighted tennis courts and a softball field available for public play and reservations.

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