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Roger Carter Community Center


3000 Milltowne Drive (formerly Mt. Ida Drive)
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Directions: Google Maps 

Center Hours

7 AM-10 PM, Monday-Saturday
7 AM-9 PM, Sunday
April-May Drop-in Schedule 

Closed in 2014: Jan 1, Apr 20, Nov 27-28, Dec 25
Closing at 5 PM in 2014: May 26, July 4, Sep 1, Dec 24, Dec 31

The Roger Carter Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 46,000 square foot community center that includes swimming and diving pools, basketball and volleyball courts, classrooms, fitness and exercise rooms with cardio and PRECOR strength training equipment, a climbing wall and much more. It will be a silver LEED-certified building.

Rental Request Form 

Center Memberships:  

All patrons entering the facility must have a Center Membership or pay the daily admission rate, unless they are a participant in a Recreation & Parks program.The Center Membership gives you access to the three Community Centers. This memberships provides patrons access to the gymnasium and walking track only. For access to the fitness room and/or swimming pool please see the Fit4U Membership packages.
Annual Youth (3-15) $25 / $50 (NR)
Annual Adult (16+) $25 / $50 (NR)
Card Replacement Fee $10
Daily Center Pass $5
NR = Non Resident
For daily drop-in gymnasium and walking track hours, call 410-313-2764.


The swimming pool and diving well operate on a program-based schedule. The splash pad will be open during the summer months. Access is provided to patrons who are Fit4U Members or to those who have paid the daily rate. Children 15 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Concessions are available during drop-in hours. For daily drop-in hours, please call 410-313-2764. Click here for more information on Aquatics lessons, programs and events!

Rock Climbing: 

The Climbing Wall at Roger Carter is a 26 foot indoor climbing wall with multiple routes and features that will challenge beginners and experienced climbers alike!  Open Climb times available as well as programs and lessons. Click here for open climb times and more information!

Fit 4U Membership Packages

Program Open Space This park was funded in part by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space Grants.