On April 2, 2005 Wilson Parks & Recreation Department opened J. Burt Gillette Soccer Complex. Our soccer complex encompasses 113 acres of land featuring eight regulation size soccer fields which two of the fields are now artificial turf! These immaculate fields measure 120 yards x 70 yards and are perhaps the most beautiful in the state. Musco Lighting provides the opportunity for exciting night play. Meets NCAA specifications. The complex also features a spacious field house with full bathrooms, a concession area below, and several picnic shelters.
WYSA calls Gillette Soccer it’s home and the complex also hosts NCYSA State Final Four, Soccer High School Showcases, USYS ODP 12 & Under, The Brittany, and USYS National League Series.
On May 30, 2009 Wilson Recreation Department opened J. Burt Gillette Baseball Complex which features batting cages, three premier baseball/softball fields along with a championship stadium. Southern Bank Stadium is a smaller replica of Fleming Stadium that was built in 1936. Seating around 450 spectators in its Grand Stand and 500 on the outfield berm.
Wilson City Little League calls Gillette Baseball it’s home and the complex also hosts around 11 baseball tournaments each year since opening in 2009 highlighted by several Little League District 6 and Little League State Tournaments in ages 7-12.
All Children’s Playground
In September of 2007 Wilson Recreation Department with the help of the ARC of Wilson proudly opened the All Children’s Playground. This large play area is a handicap accessible providing the opportunity for positive interaction between All Children!