Shoreline Center

COVID-19 Park Closures & Parking Restrictions to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety 
The COVID-19 health emergency remains a serious and evolving situation. The Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and public safety. All Visitor Centers, rental facilities and buildings - including bathrooms and water fountains - are CLOSED. Programs and events are canceled. If you do visit a Regional Park, follow all Social Distancing Requirements and bring water and hand sanitizer. There will also be NO trash collection due to limited staff, so pack out your trash (Pack It In/Pack It Out). Park picnic areas are closed, and all group gatherings prohibited. Some parks, developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points will be closed. More details...

Facilities Notice
Our indoor rental facilities (Brazilian Room, Temescal Beach House, Fern Cottage, and MLK Shoreline Center) are CLOSED through at least Friday, July 31, 2020.
All Open Houses at the Brazilian Room and Temescal Beach House have been temporarily canceled until further notice.

We have also paused in-person visits and are not accepting new reservations while we wait on official reopening guidelines. If you’d like to schedule a virtual tour or be notified when we will reopen, please send our Rental Facilities Office an email at We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!


7250 Doolittle Dr Oakland, CA 94621-4505

Brazilian Room
Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley

Fern Cottage
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, El Sobrante

Temescal Beach House
Temescal Regional Recreation Area, Oakland

Facility Availability Search
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Documents & Forms
A list of documents, forms, Rules and Use Agreement for download 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Shoreline Center

ADA accessibility iconAbout the Facility



  • Size: 780 sq.ft.
  • Seating Capacity: 60 (inside); 90 (both inside and outside)
  • Standing Capacity: 125
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Tables: 9 - 5 ft. rounds, 5 - 6 ft. banquet
  • Chairs: 90 stacking
  • Ice tub with dolly


Audio Visual System
Wireless (Wi-Fi)

General Facility Information

For general information about the Shoreline Center call the Facility Office at 510-544-3164 or the Reservations Department at 1-888-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am-4:00pm PST, M-F).

Open for viewing by appointment only. Please contact Facility Operations Office at (510) 544-3164.

Rental Fees


You may hire a caterer from the Approved list or choose the non-catered option. If you choose the non-catered option you may not use an outside caterer or have any hired staff. Your unpaid volunteers will be required to attend an orientation. You will pay an additional fee for the ability to use the non-catered option. Events that end after 7pm, must be fully catered.

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Reservations for the Shoreline Center can be made beginning the first Monday in January for the next calendar year. All reservations at the Shoreline Center require an initial payment to secure the date. This initial payment will be applied towards the total balance owed. For all time blocks, a $100 initial payment is due at the time of reservation. If a reservation is cancelled more than 180 days in advance, $50 of the initial $100 is refundable. Full payment is due 180 days before event date. For reservations made under 180 days, full payment is due at the time of booking. Please review the fee sheet or speak to a Reservations Agent for the cancellation policy once full payment is made.

Facility Reservations and Availability Information

To search for available dates, you can use the online Facility Search. Under “Facility Type”, click the “Indoor Facility” check box to filter the results.

You may also call the Reservations Department at 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am-4:00pm PST, M-F) and a Reservations Agent will be able to assist you.

Driving Directions

By Car

From I-880 in Oakland, exit at Hegenberger Road and head west. Turn right onto Doolittle Drive (Hwy. 61) and continue approximately 1.4 miles to the second EBRPD turn out named "Shoreline Center".


There is a no fee for parking in the adjacent lot.

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park Map

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