• Activity Rooms
  • Bleachers
  • Large Kitchen
  • Lighted Parking Lot
  • Lobby/Reception Area
  • Main Hall/Gymnasium
  • Outdoor Patio Area
  • Scoreboard

Facility Information

The Pat O’Brien Community Center is Southgate’s newest, largest, and most high-tech community center. It sits on 12 acres along Waterman Road in the Vineyard Area and is a large multi-use facility. The Community Center itself is 12,900 square feet in size and consists of a large main hall/gymnasium, meeting rooms, office area, lobby, as well as a large patio. It is an accommodating and flexible venue for classes, sports, parties and community events.

This stunning facility was long awaited by the community and is the result of extensive planning and input. Southgate is offering a wide range of special interest classes in the areas of arts, cooking, sports and fitness, and other programming at the Center, making it a popular community asset. For rentals, the Center accommodates up to 350 guests, with a banquet capacity of 300. A large kitchen and audio-visual capabilities are available to support events of any type.

This Center was named for former general manager and longtime park and recreation professional, Pat O’Brien. O’Brien served the District for 18 years, and as General Manager for Southgate from 1980 to 1989. He then served 22 years as the general manager of the East Bay Regional Park District, the largest regional park agency in the United States. O’Brien’s contributions to Southgate and the park and recreation field were reflected in numerous accolades, including the California Park and Recreation Society naming its annual legislative award as the “Pat O’Brien” award in honor of his significant contributions to legislative advocacy on behalf of the parks and recreation profession.

Pat O’Brien Community Center

Address: 8025 Waterman Road
Year Built: 2019
Size: 12,900 square feet