Birthday advice: Venues for rent in Oakland

House too small for a party? Here are four venues you can rent out from Oakland Department of Parks and Recreation.

The East Oakland Sports Center- Two rental rooms allow you to have a pool party at this location. The room closest to the tricked-out swimming pool holds 24 people. The non-resident rate for weekend parties is $156 for one hour, which includes admission for 24 people, $84 each additional hour. Rates for residents are a bit lower, and weekdays are less expensive.

See that water slide dropping into the pool?

The deFremery Center is in a large Victorian on Adeline Street in West Oakland. It offers a playground, a pool, and a basic meeting room for your party. Call (510) 238-7739 for rates and details.

The Bushrod Recreation Center is located on 59th Street in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Call (510) 597-5031 for rates and details.

The Rainbow Center on International Blvd in East Oakland serves that community with a gym, tennis courts, a playground and more. If a skateboard park is on your birthday child’s wishlist, this could be the venue for you. There is one on the premises. Call (510) 615-5751 for details and prices.