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Abert J. Boro Community Center

Albert J. Boro Community Center

Albert J. Boro Community Center
(415) 485 - 3077
50 Canal Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, we are currently not able to provide walk-in services.

The Albert J. Boro Community Center

Often referred to as the center of the Canal as it serves as a gathering place for the Canal neighborhood, the Albert J. Boro Community Center provides classes, activities and events including martial arts, dance, open-gym sports, and art classes for children, adults and older adults. In addition to City run programs, the Center partners with local organizations to provide programs as well as space for non-profits, private businesses and individuals to rent and hold activities for the community or their families. The Center is also home to San Rafael’s popular Day of the Dead Celebration. 


Rental space is available for meetings, seminars, workshops, weddings and parties.  The Center features three multi-use classrooms with large dry erase boards and projection screens, an art room, gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, a large multipurpose room that can accommodate up to 200 seated, and a kitchen. The Cyr Miller Multipurpose Room features round tables, a sound system with podium, stage, a redwood deck overlooking the park and bay, and a kitchen that is available for an additional flat rate when renting the Multipurpose Room.  Enjoy our 8,300 square foot gymnasium with basketball and volleyball, two outdoor sports fields, picnic area with 10 picnic tables and a newly renovated charcoal BBQ, and brand new playground, computer lab, and the 6,000 volume Pickleweed Library. The facility is accessible for disabled persons. 


Meeting Rooms


Art Room


Teen Room




Multi-Purpose Room









Non-Profit Organization (Tax I.D. Number Required)

Rental TypeResidentsNon-Residents
Kitchen$69/flat fee$76/flat fee
Pickleweed Playing Field$16/hr$18/hr
Pickleweed Picnic Area$50/hr$55/hr

Private Use & Non-Profit Fundraisers

Rental TypeResidentsNon-Residents
Kitchen$69/flat fee$76/flat fee
Pickleweed Playing Field$21/hr$23/hr
Pickleweed Picnic Area$58/hr$61/hr

Commercial Groups

Rental TypeResidentsNon-Residents
Kitchen$87/flat fee$91/flat fee
Pickleweed Playing Field$32/hr$35/hr
Pickleweed Picnic Area$84/hr$88/hr



Miscellaneous Fees
Reservation Deposit fee for Auditorium: $500.00
Reservation Deposit fee for Classrooms: $100.00
Reservation Deposit fee for Field $300.00
Staff/attendant Fee*: $25/hr weekdays, $50/hr weekends
Security Guards: Inquire with staff for cost + $25 processing fee
Insurance: Inquire with staff for cost + $25 processing fee
*Fee charged in addition to hourly room rate before 8:30am and after 9pm M-F, before 8:30am and after 5pm on Saturdays, and all day Sunday.




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