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Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

Check out what San Pablo EDC is doing in the community.  Anytime you spot our bright orange and blue EDC van, it usually means that staff is en route to an event, groundbreaking, grand opening, or outreach to local businesses and workshops. We are proud to contribute our time, dedication, and care for the people of San Pablo. 


San Pablo 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner

The City of San Pablo is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. 

The San Pablo EDC was recently featured in The Atlantic for the award .  

Find out more about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Culture of Health Prize Winners.


Small Business of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Rockin' Crawfish for winning San Pablo EDC's Small Business of the Year 2017!

And a special thanks to our Honorable Mentions: Animal Care Clinic and Alex's Giant Burger!


San Pablo EDC promoting first-time home buyers program

The San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (San Pablo EDC) is alerting the community to a program offering first-time home buyers up to $15,000 toward the purchase of a home.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) program matches $3 for every $1 an eligible home buyer contributes towards the home’s purchase for a maximum contribution of $15,000, according to San Pablo EDC.


Robert Wood Johnson Grant Submittal

San Pablo EDC is proud to share a video created for the Robert Wood Johnson grant submittal. Please enjoy. 


We've brought you a brand new sports park to San Pablo!

Rumrill Sports Park

The Rumrill Sports Park has transformed a vacant, 4.5-acre brownfield site, in a dense urban neighborhood, into a flourishing new park. Additionally, Rumrill Sports Park will transform a vacant lot into an attractive community space.

The park will greatly enhance a blighted neighborhood and make it safer, while promoting “healthy eating, active living” for all. Davis Park is an 11.7-acre site that is currently the community outlet for park space. To promote a safer environment for active living, sports fields have been restriped, lights and fences have been added, a dangerous culvert closed, and a creek day lighted.

The park represents the priority the City places on healthy eating, active living options for its residents, notably its youth, and marks the second successful new markets tax credit project the City has accomplished.

Fast Facts:

  • Rumrill Sports Park transforms a vacant, 4.5-acre brownfield into a family and youth centric sports park
  • The sports facility features three synthetic, lit, youth turf fields
  • The facility also includes 62 parking spaces, a picnic area, tot lot, restrooms, and vendor kiosks for healthy foods options
  • Promotes “healthy eating, active living” for the San Pablo community

This project was made possible by the generous support of: 

  • Northern California Community Loan Fund
  • Bank of America
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • California State Parks
  • CalRecycle
  • East Bay Regional Park District


San Pablo Community Center is now open to children and families! 2450 Road 20, San Pablo, CA 94806

San Pablo Community Center

The San Pablo Community Center, located next to Helms Middle School on Road 20, is now open. This facility includes: 

  • community room - commonly used for weddings, anniversaries, quinceañeras, birthday celebrations, baptisms, large meetings, etc.
    • Banquet capacity: 96
    • Theater capacity: 195 (chairs only)
    • Commercial kitchen included (stove, oven, fridge, freezer, icemaker, large sinks, and ample counter space.
    • 8’ rectangular and 60” round tables available
  • commercial kitchen - you may use to cook for your event (when renting the Community Hall-Full)  or host a cooking class. It includes a gas flat griddle, dishwasher, oven, gas stove, ice machine, refrigerator and freezer.  
  • activity rooms - commonly used for gatherings such as meeting, training, etc.
    • Banquet capacity: 41
    • Theater capacity: 60 (chairs only)
    • 8’ rectangular tables available
  • teen lounge - a perfect place to hold a teen’s birthday party or social gathering.
    • Banquet  capacity: 47
    • Theater capacity: 100
    • Media Lab (sound & film) is only available with rental of Teen Lounge (see additional deposit and fees).
  • computer lab - check out San Pablo ED bilingual computer classes here. Topics include Microsoft Office, Windows 8, QuickBooks 12, and Exploring the Internet. Call (510) 215-3200 to register.