Effective July 1, 2016 — May 31, 2017

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 $30/hour $48/hour Non-Profit:
Classroom: $423/week
Multi-Purpose Room: $922/week
Gymnasium: $1,276/week

For-Profit:
Classroom: $635/week
Multipurpose Room: $1,369/week
Gymnasium: $1,823/week
Library, Music Room, Lecture Center No Charge $58/hour $73/hour
Dance Studio/Exercise Room No Charge $70/hour $110/hour
Gymnasium No Charge $94/hour $143/hour
Locker Room No Charge $36/hour $69/hour
Multipurpose Room No Charge $73/hour $119/hour
Cafetorium No Charge $101/hour $146/hour
Auditorium No Charge $129/hour $191/hour
Quad / Courtyard No Charge $36/hour $57/hour
Atrium No Charge $184/hour $274/hour
District Office-SDC No Charge $92/hour $146/hour
Board Office-Room A No Charge $70/hour $110/hour
Football, Lacrosse, Soccer (High School) No Charge $102/hour $165/hour
Baseball, Softball Field (High School) No Charge $90/hour $135/hour
Blacktop No Charge $21/hour $43/hour
Parking Lot No Charge $10/spot $20/spot
Track Use (doesn't include field)
Track and Field
No Charge $21/hour $43/hour
$73/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)

$43/hour (Elementary)

Rates for Pool Facilities

Pool Rental Non-Profit For-Profit
July-September $685/day $823/day
October-March $891/day $1,069/day
April-June $761/day $918/day

Rates for Personnel

Personnel Rates Regular Time Sat/Overtime Sun/Holiday
Custodial/Facility Monitor $33.00/hour $49.00/hour $65.00/hour
Custodial/Field Manager $38.00/hour $57.00/hour $77.00/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.