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.


The Montclair Recreation Center is currently NOT allowing indoor rentals until further notice. rev. 6/2/2022

The Montclair Recreation Center is also currently CLOSED to the public until further notice. Updated 6/2/2022

Our Activities

  • Town Afterschool Program for youth in Kindergarten - 5th grade. CURRENTLY FULL WITH A WAITLIST for the 2022-2023 school year. To be added to the waitlist, visit us online at:
  • Town Camp for youth ages 5-12. CURRENTLY FULL WITH A WAITLIST. To be added to the waitlist, visit us online at:
  • CIT - We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2022 CIT Program
  • To see availability of the Town After School Program or Town Camp at other Recreation Centers, visit us online at:

Renting the Montclair Recreation Center
The Montclair Recreation Center is not available for indoor rentals until further notice.

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. More information is in the Rental Application.

Picnic Reservations
Our picnic reservation is available for reservations on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Picnic reservation times are 9am-7pm. If you would like to reserve the picnic area on a weekday, contact the Montclair Rec Center at (510) 482-7812.

Completed rental applications can be emailed as a PDF to:

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.

All picnic rental fees including permit processing fees can be found in the Montclair Picnic Application.

Picnic Rental Cancellation Fee

  • 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

Montclair Park does not have any public restrooms.

Athletic Fields

Montclair Park has tennis courts (with lights), Pickleball courts and a softball field available for public play and reservations.

To reserve a Tennis or Pickleball Court, visit us online at:

To reserve the softball field, email Frederick Morris:

Play Areas

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


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.

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