Monday January 23rd, 2017

Nelson Center

The Nelson CenterThe Nelson Community Center is a 20,000 square-foot facility located in Heritage Park in the heart of Suisun City. The facility, which was dedicated in 2002, houses the Recreation and Community Services offices, a preschool and a wide variety of meeting spaces for the various programs and classes offered by the department.

This state-of-the-art facility is designed to be the community’s center, a focal point of civic pride and a resource for every Suisun City resident.

Facility Rental Information

The largest space in the Nelson Center is the Banquet Room, located adjacent to the Center’s main entrance. The 4,000-square-foot room, which includes a large stage area, can accommodate 260 people for dining and up to 500 people for a general assembly. A service kitchen is attached to the Banquet Room and there is a private patio.

The Center also offers a 3,415 meeting space that can be divided into three meeting rooms with separate entrances off the main corridor. These rooms are used for recreation classes, such as dance, music and self-defense, and meetings, seminars and workshops.

Secure the Nelson Center for your next event by submitting the application linked below:

  Recreation Facilities Rental Application (336.0 KiB, 5,174 hits)
A pdf copy of the application to rent the Nelson Center or the Senior Center for a function

  Recreation Department Fee Schedule (67.9 KiB, 288 hits)
Includes facility rental fees.
As amended by City Council Resolution 2016-80


The Center houses a secured preschool facility encompassing three classrooms, staff support space and an enclosed outdoor play area.

Classes are organized by age group from 2 years, 9 months to five years of age (or the start of kindergarten):

  • Li’l Folks – children ages 2 years, 9 months to 4 years old
  • Pre-TK – children turning 4 years between Sept. 2 – Dec. 31 of the current school year
  • Kindergarten Readiness – children turning 4 years on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year

About Joseph A. Nelson

The Nelson Center was named in honor of Joseph A. Nelson, a longtime Suisun City resident and activist who died after a short illness in July 2001. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Nelson was an active member of the Suisun City Police & Fire Boosters Club, assisted the Suisun Little League, and served on the City Parks & Recreation Commission for 12 years.