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Recreation Division
Recreation Division

James Kenney Community Center

 The James Kenney Community Center features space that can be reserved and rented by community members, including: 



  • Basketball court and gym (can seat 500 people)    
  • Arts and crafts room suitable for 40 people  
  • Small conference room for groups of 15 to 20 persons    
  • Community room for gatherings of up to 100 people  
  • Weight room adequate for 20 people      
  • Kitchen with a commercial stove  
  • Outdoor picnic and recreational space  
  • Elevator  

James Kenney Park has two tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, a softball field, and picnic areas.   

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Activity Guide
Activity Guide

Registration Information

Therapeutic Recreation

Scholarship Application


James Kenney Afterschool | GRADES K-5

There is just the right balance of structure and fun in this exciting program. Youth participate in a wide variety of fun and challenging activities ranging from homework help (with UC Berkeley BUILD tutors) and environmental programs to art activities and sports and games. Each day offers something new and exciting! James Kenney Community Center is a fully-inclusive site and is the home of The City of Berkeley Therapeutic Recreation Program (intake is required for Therapeutic Recreation Program). For more information on the Therapeutic Recreation Program, Inclusive Services or to schedule an intake, please call 510-981-6656.

Scholarship Information
Scholarships are available provided applicant meets eligibility and verification requirements. You must submit an application and documentation at the time of registration. Scholarship applications can be obtained at any of the Community Centers or at Recreation Administration, and on the website.   

Refund Policy
All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation and Youth Services Manager, 2701 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA. 94705. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund. The request must state the reason for the refund, and the date, time and location of the program. The Recreation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro rate the fee; or 3) deny the request.   

No refunds or credit will be granted without 7 days notice prior to start of class. The City will deduct 25% of the amount paid from the Refund to cover administrative expenses, or a minimum $10.00 service charge. A refund will be granted for an individual or family if a doctor’s certificate is provided along with the written request for the refund.


James Kenney Community Center
1720 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
TEL: (510) 981-6650
Recreation Coordinator: Megan White
TEL: (510) 981-6651




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Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
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