Village of New Baden • 1 E Hanover St • New Baden, IL 62265 • (618) 588-3813

O.W. Billhartz Civic Center

100 East Birch Street





The purpose of the Civic Center is to provide a meeting and recreation place for the citizen's of the Village of New Baden. As such, the Village Board and President of the Village have established the guidelines below.

Effective July 1, 2011 - New Baden Residents will be charged a $100.00 deposit for all rentals of the Civic Center. Non-Residents* will be charged a $250.00 deposit for all rentals of the Civic Center. See below for information or contact Village Hall. 

*A Non-Resident is anyone residing outside the corporate limits of New Baden.


For programs offered at the Civic Center through the Park & Rec Program, click here.


Guidelines for Rental of O. W. Billhartz Civic Center

Click here for the rental agreement for usage of the Civic Center.

Contact Village Hall for reservations, 588-3813.

  • Organizations of the Village of New Baden will have priority to schedule activities in the Civic Center. At this time, the organizations utilizing the Center include, but are not limited to: Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, New Baden Park & Recreation, Wesclin Community Unit School District, Western Clinton County Senior Services (WCCSS), and the Senior Citizens of New Baden. Organizations must schedule meetings and events with the administrative staff of the Village two months prior to an event to secure the facility. No fee is required of community organizations, but organizations are expected to maintain the facility during and after the scheduled event.

  • Citizens of the Village of New Baden may reserve the Civic Center for recreational activities. Citizens may reserve the Center by scheduling the facility with the Village Hall administrative staff or the Park & Recreation Coordinator. A rental fee, to offset the cost of maintenance, will be collected when scheduling the event. A $100.00 deposit is charged for all rentals; this is refunded upon verification of rental conditions checklist. The fee schedule is as follows:
    - Cafeteria Rental: $50.00 for up to 4 hours.
    - Gymnasium Rental: $50.00 for up to 2 hours.
    - Cafeteria and Gymnasium Rental: $100.00 for up to 4 hours.


  • Individuals and Organizations outside the incorporated limits of the Village may request to reserve the Civic Center. Reservations for the Civic Center can be made through the Village Hall administrative staff or the Park & Recreation Coordinator. A $250.00 deposit is charged for all rentals; this is refunded upon verification of rental conditions checklist. The fees for non-residents are:
    - Cafeteria Rental: $80.00 for up to 4 hours.
    - Gymnasium Rental: $100.00 for up to 2 hours.
    - Cafeteria and Gymnasium Rental: $150.00 for up to 4 hours.

  • SELECT BALL TEAMS THAT USE THE CIVIC CENTER WILL BE CHARGED $100.00 FOR 2-HOURS. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO TEAMS THAT DO NOT PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF NEW BADEN.

  • Other special requests should be made by contacting the Park & Recreation Coordinator. Fees for special requests will be determined by the committee.

**Fees Effective July 1, 2011, as approved by the New Baden Park Board on June 21, 2011.