Effective June 1, 2018 — May 31, 2019

Priority for the use of facilities are as follows.

Group 1

  • District and school-sponsored groups, clubs and student body organization.
  • School-connected groups (Parent Teachers Association, Employee Associations and/or organizations)
  • Users in this group may use district facilities, other than pools, without a fee for meetings, recreational activities and fund raising activities that benefit students of the district; however, a fee may be imposed for the use of equipment, supplies, custodial requirements, utilities or any personnel overtime.

Group 2

  • Departments or agencies of local municipal governments.
  • Community Organizations, Clubs and Associations with 501c3 status (documentation is required at time of application).
  • Governmental Agencies not charging fees or when use is for a community meeting.

Group 3

  • Businesses, Business Organizations, Business Recreation Leagues, Religious Organizations

Group 4

  • Camps. A camp is defined as an activity occurring for a minimum of six continuous hours per day during which there is no turnover of participants during the day or during a continuous session. Camp users must get a permit from the City of Palo Alto to reserve a field.
Facility Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 (camps)
Classroom No Charge $33/hour $53/hour Non-Profit:
Classroom: $465/week
Multi-Purpose Room: $1,015/week
Gymnasium: $1,405/week

Classroom: $700/week
Multipurpose Room: $1,506/week
Gymnasium: $2,005/week
Library, Music Room, Lecture Center No Charge $64/hour $80/hour
Dance Studio/Exercise Room No Charge $77/hour $121/hour
Gymnasium No Charge $103/hour $157/hour
Locker Room No Charge $40/hour $76/hour
Multipurpose Room No Charge $80/hour $131/hour
Cafetorium No Charge $111/hour $161/hour
Auditorium No Charge $142/hour $210/hour
Quad / Courtyard No Charge $40/hour $63/hour
Atrium No Charge $202/hour $301/hour
District Office-SDC No Charge $101/hour $161/hour
Board Office-Room A No Charge $77/hour $121/hour
Football, Lacrosse, Soccer (High School) No Charge $112/hour $181/hour
Baseball, Softball Field (High School) No Charge $100/hour $148/hour
Blacktop No Charge $23/hour $47/hour
Parking Lot No Charge $11/spot $22/spot
Track Use (doesn't include field)
Track and Field
No Charge $23/hour $47/hour
Tennis and Basketball Courts Brokered by City of Palo Alto Recreation Department (Middle and High Schools after 4 pm)
Athletic Fields

Brokered by City of Palo Alto Recreation Department (Elementary and Middle Schools after 4 pm)

$47/hour (Elementary)

Rates for Pool Facilities

Pool Rental Non-Profit For-Profit
July-September $753/day $905/day
October-March $980/day $1,176/day
April-June $837/day $1,010/day

Rates for Personnel

Personnel Rates Regular Time Sat/Overtime Sun/Holiday
Custodial/Facility Monitor $37.00/hour $55.00/hour $73.00/hour
Custodial/Field Manager $42.00/hour $63.00/hour $83.00/hour
These rates include the district's costs for the employee's salary, statutory and overhead. Rates are subject to additional charges for equipment charges.