The Pacifica Community Center can be rented by private, community and nonprofit groups on weekends and evenings during non-program hours. Some rooms may be available during regular program hours as well. Facilities include auditorium, kitchen, dance studio, two mid-sized meeting rooms and two smaller meeting rooms. Typical rentals include wedding receptions, fundraisers (dances, dinners, auctions), birthday parties, showers, baptisms, workshops, trainings, meetings, etc. Rates vary depending on rooms and rental length. To make a reservation or for more information about Pacifica Community Center rentals, email or call 650-738-7352 or 650-738-7381.
The Auditorium: Seating Only: 175 persons. Tables & Chairs: 150 persons.
Room Measurements: 50' x 50'
Includes tables, chairs and optional stage
The Dance Studio: Seating Only: 100 persons. Tables & Chairs: 55 persons.
Room Measurements: 56' x 24'
Great for small parties.
Room Measurements: 33' x 24'
Large meeting room
The Portola Room: Seating Only: 40 persons. Tables & Chairs: 30 persons.
Room Measurements: 26' 12'
Large meeting room.
The Game Room: Seating Only: 20 persons. Tables & Chairs: 14 persons.
Room Measurements: 33' x 26'
Smaller Meeting Room.
The Craft Room: Seating Only: 40 persons. Tables & Chairs: 30 persons.
Room Measurements: 24' x 21'
During the day, used to create crafts. In the evening, small meeting room.
Craft Room Photos and Layouts
The Ceramics Room: Seating Only: 40 persons. Tables & Chairs: 30 persons.
Room Measurements: 26' x 12'
During the day, used to create ceramic pieces. In the evening, small meeting room.
The Meeting Room: Seating Only: 10 persons. Tables & Chairs: 8 persons.
Room Measurements: 12' x 12'
smallest meeting room.
The Community Center Kitchen
Only available for rent Friday nights and Weekends. Kitchen is for use of warming and staging food only.
The Art Gallery
The Senior Lounge: Seating Only: 10 persons. Tables & Chairs: 8 persons.
Room Measurements: 12' x 12'
Area not available for rent.
Built in 1972, the Pacifica Community Center was originally an AT&T operator switching station for the Bay Area. Due to extensive damage to the underground wiring system caused by the storms of 1982 and advances in technology making the facility obsolete, AT&T curtailed operations.The building remained empty until the city council authorized the Trust for Public Land to assist the city in negotiating a purchase price for the property in August 1986.
With the transaction complete, the city council formed a 13-member community center review committee in October of 1986 to assist with the definition of uses and design of the facility. The city council approved contracts with architectural firm Grossmann Design Group and Hodgson Construction Company to renovate the building into a community center. The building was completed and dedicated in November 1988.