George Wilson Center

Please note, the George Wilson Center is currently operating under limited hours and capacity due to COVID-19. Call 302-366-7000 x1047 to schedule an appointment.

About the George Wilson Center

The George Wilson Center and Park is located at 303 New London Road (across from Clayton Hall). We offer a wide variety of recreational activities for your enjoyment. The park is equipped with a lighted basketball and tennis court, a youth baseball (T-ball) field, swimming pool, small pavilion, playground equipment, picnic tables, horseshoe pit, and lots of shade; great for family or group outings. The center is open seven days a week.


In addition, the center is available for rental (wedding receptions, graduation parties, meetings, training sessions, etc.). The George Wilson Community Center is Newark’s best-kept secret as a multi-purpose meeting space. The indoor facilities are available to organizations or individuals for rental purposes. The main hall has a seating capacity of 150 people. Each meeting room has a seating capacity of 20 people. If you are planning a birthday party, anniversary, baby shower or would like to hold a civic, business, or other meeting, please give us a call or stop by to speak with our professional staff. In addition to affordable rates, we offer a staff person on site during all rentals, who will provide set up and take down of tables and chairs. A kitchen is also available to keep your refreshments and meals at the optimum temperature and to keep your rental room clutter free and clean. Additional equipment is available for your unique needs, such as a big screen TV, DVD player, stage, and podium.

Rentals must be reserved in person. A $50 security deposit and a rental permit is required at time of reservation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the George Wilson Center at (302) 366-7000, or by email at


Room Short-Term Rate (Per Hour) Long-Term Rate (Per Hour)
Main Hall $60 $55
Kitchen $40 $35
Rec Room 1 $40 $35
Rec Room 2 $30 $25

Birthday packages are available. Rates are subject to change.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on city property and smoking is not permitted in the center
  • Short-Term Rental Rate is any one-time use of the center
  • Long-Term Rental Rate is available for those who book four or more rental reservation dates within a six (6) month time frame. 

The Facility