Kensington is an unincorporated community of about 2200 homes, located in the East Bay Hills between Berkeley and El Cerrito. Kensington maintains its own police department, as well as park and recreation programs for all ages, via the Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District. The Kensington Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency medical services via a contract with El Cerrito.

Latest News

Posted: October 1, 2014

Sunday, October 19 * Noon – 3:30pm
Parade assembles at 11:30am intersection of Arlington & Amherst Avenues.
Festivities follow at the Kensington Community Center. More

Posted: September 7, 2014

Please note that the meeting will begin with a Closed Session at 6:00PM. The regular Open Session will begin at 7:30PM. The Agenda Packet for this meeting can be viewed … More

Posted: August 20, 2014

The Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District is currently in the process of determining what company will be the provider of solid waste and recycling services for Kensington households … More

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Important Contact Information


  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency Dispatch: (510) 236-0474
  • Office:  (510) 526-4141


  • Office Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday
  • General Manager, Gregory Harman:  (510) 526-4141
  • Park and Facility Rental: (510) 526-4141
  • Waste Pickup: (510) 237-4614
  • Animal Services:  (925) 335-8300


Board Corner

Board meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month.   The next meeting is October 9.  The Board Packet for that meeting will be available online by October 5.

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