George Wilson Center

Facility hours vary based on program and rental schedules. George Wilson Center reservation requests can be made online or by calling 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, hours dependent upon appointments, rentals and programs. 

Rental Information

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. Facility hours vary based on program and rental schedules. Contact the George Wilson Center at (302) 366-7000 or by email at for the most up to date COVID guidelines. 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 podium, projector, stage, microphone and speaker. 

Reservations can be made in person at the GWC. You will be required to fill out a permit and pay a $50 security deposit. Facility hours vary based on program and rental schedules. Call 302-366-7000 x1047 to schedule an appointment. 

Reservation requests can now be made online at Select the blue register today button. Click “Facility and Park Rentals” and scroll down to “George Wilson Center”. You will still be required to pay a $50 security deposit. Requests must be approved by the George Wilson Center Staff and you will receive a confirmation email once approved. No dates are guaranteed. Contact the George Wilson Center at (302) 366-7000 for more information. 

2023 George Wilson Center Rental Rates

RoomShort-Term Rate (Per Hour)Long-Term Rate (Per Hour)
Main Hall$65$50
Rec Room 1$45$35

  • 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