Looking for a space for your group to meet? Wallingford doesn’t have a formal “community center”, but we do have several spots community groups can use to gather. Click a name below for more information, and please let us know if we’re missing one.
The Center has a meeting room with a capacity of about 50 and two small conference rooms that can seat about 20 that are available for rent to non-profit organizations. Contact (206) 547-8127 for more information. In addition, the Wallingford Community Senior Center, located on the bottom floor, has a meeting/general purpose room, capacity 60, which is available for rent to non-profit organizations. (206) 461-7825.
The space is comprised of two attached rooms, the small room holding groups up to about 10 and the large room holding groups up to about 20-25. Note that the two rooms are adjoining and are not available for separate rental. There is a small kitchen (with microwave, tea pot, coffee pot, and refrigerator) and a single bathroom with a large utility sink that is perfect for art classes. The studio floors are painted concrete with a moveable area rug.
Community Nights in the Schools is a joint program of the school district and the Parks department. They have arranged for community groups (with some restrictions) to rent classroom or lunchroom space in neighborhood public schools for public meetings on weekday evenings for a nominal fee ($15) during the school year. In Wallingford, Stanford International School and the Hamilton School are available through this program.
Classrooms, lunchroom, library, auditorium, gymnasium and other rooms in most public schools buildings are available for hourly rental on school days and days when the schools are not in session. In addition to the base rental the community group may need to pay for a custodian and for operation of heating or cooling equipment if desired. Applicants are instructed to contact the school first, then to submit an application to the Parks Department. The application and additional information are available through program web site.
(Thanks to Mike Ruby for compiling!)