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  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Beach Access
  3. Chairs
  4. Kitchen
  5. Restrooms

The Powerhouse Community Center can be rented for special private events year-round. 

The Powerhouse rents for:

  • $567 per hour March – October (peak season) and 
  • $412 hour November – February (off season) 

A three-hour minimum. A fully refundable $800 damage deposit is required. 

Full day rentals (12 pm to 11 pm) are offered for $4635 in peak season and $4120 during the off season on Fridays – Sundays. 

On Mondays – Thursdays, rental hours are between 3pm – 11pm. Events must end by 10pm to ensure the facility is cleaned and exited by 11pm.

Maximum occupancy is 115 people, which includes the interior and exterior. 

We provide:

  • (10) 60" round tables (seat 8-10)
  • (115) white Resin folding chairs
  • (6) 30” x 72” rectangular tables for food/gifts/coffee, etc.

There is no charge for using these tables/chairs, but it is the responsibility of the permittee or his/her designee (caterer, family, friends) to set them up and put them away. Additional furniture can also be delivered. 

You are welcome to work with the caterer and/or bartender of your choice. Please note food trucks are not permitted in the City of Del Mar. The following are required:

  • A valid certificate of insurance, listing the City of Del Mar as the additional insured. Insurance should be $1 million per occurrence, $2 million aggregate limit. Liquor liability insurance is required for bartenders. 
  • Current City of Del Mar business license. Call 858-755-1524 to verify.
  • The ability to remove all trash and recycling from the event site.
In efforts to keep Del Mar green, the City thanks caterers and users of City Facilities (Parks, Beaches, and Community Center) for utilizing best conservation practices.  Energy-efficient food preparation, cleaning methods, and use of utensils composed of sustainable materials decrease waste and reduce overall energy consumption. Use of non-disposable plates, glasses and utensils is considered best practice. Use of ESP (Styrofoam) service ware and plastic straws and stirrers is prohibited (DMMC 11.40 & 11.44) at City Facilities (Parks, Beaches, and Community Center). Single-use plastic water bottles are also prohibited at City facilities and City-sponsored events per City policy. For more information, visit the City’s Go Green webpage.

For complete details, please view the Powerhouse Rental Information flyer (PDF) and contact the Community Services team at

Updated Fees for Facility Rentals 2020 (PDF)