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
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.