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Community Center
540 Crespi Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7376
Fax: 650-738-2165

Community Center Rentals

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 650-738-7376 or 650-738-7381.

The Dance Studio: Up to 60 people. 
Great for small parties.

The Auditorum: Up to 175 people. 
(Includes tables, chairs and optional stage) 

The Card Room: Large meeting room

The Craft Room: Smaller Meeting room

The Portola Room:  Smaller meeting room. 

The Game Room: Tables and chairs can be brought in for a smaller meeting.

The Ceramics Room: During the day, used to create ceramic pieces.  In the evening, meeting room.

The Community Center Kitchen

Additional Information

  • $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold date is due at booking.
  • Balance of security deposit is due 6 weeks prior to event.
  • Rental balance is due 4 weeks prior to event.
  • Kitchen use requires a walk-through with staff at least two weeks in advance.
  • Community center staff will set up tables and chairs.
  • Renter is responsible for cleaning up (see regulations page for more details).
  • Janitors will mop floors and clean bathrooms.
  • No alcohol is allowed unless approved by department director.
  • If alcohol use is approved, security guards must be on the premises during the time alcohol is served (one security guard for up to 75 people, two for over 75).
  • After the event, the deposit is returned within 2-4 weeks for payment by check/cash or within one week for payment by credit card.
  • Extra time, unauthorized usage of equipment, damage to community center property or failure to properly clean up may result in partial or full loss of security deposit.

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.