Gary J. Arthur Community Center

2400 State Route 97
Cooksville, MD 21723

Main Phone: 410-313-4840
Office on Aging: 410-313-5440
Fax: 410-313-4846
Informaton: 410-313-4452 (updated daily with open gym time and general announcements)  
Hours: 7 AM-9 PM, Monday - Saturday; 9 AM-6 PM, Sunday (Center hours subject to change seasonally.)

The center will be closed on December 24 (at 5 PM), December 25, December 31 (at 5 PM), 2015. 

The Gary J. Arthur Community Center is a true “community facility” built to serve the growing population in the western part of the county. Located within Western Regional Park, the facility is shared by the Departments of Recreation & Parks, Health, and the Office on Aging. It features include a fitness room, commercial kitchen, double gymnasium, preschool classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, senior activity room, and much more.

Fall Flea Market & Vendor Fair

Rental Request Form
Rental Guide
(See rental tab for updated pricing as of July 1st 2016)

 

Drop-In Activities

Weekly Drop-In Center Activities 

Basketball (16+)

Join other athletes of all ability levels for open play. Games are self-officiated and site staff will help form balanced teams and court usage. Center ID or Photo ID is required.

Volleyball (16+)

Join other athletes of all ability levels for a volleyball scrimmage. Games are self-officiated and site staff will help form balanced teams and court usage. Center ID or Photo ID is required.

Basketball (50+)

 Join other athletes 50+ of all ability levels. Games are self-officiated.

 Family Fridays

 

Pickleball (50+)

 Learn and practice your pickleball skills. This sport is fun and combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong.

Teen Zone (Middle School)

Bring a friend and have fun shooting baskets or taking part in planned activities, that take place in the center Gymnasium and Game Room, which was designed for Teens by Teens. Center ID Required.

 

Social Sandbox

 

Stroller Moms

 Bring a friend, your stroller and the babies and get some exercise walking our indoor track. Chaperone must be at least 16 years old

 

All patrons entering the facility must hold a valid membership with card/ID

Memberships

Center Memberships (for all ages)

The Center Membership gives you access to three community centers including Roger Carter, Gary J. Arthur, and North Laurel Community Center. These memberships provide patrons access to the gymnasium and walking track only. 

Membership Individual Resident Individual Non-Resident
Annual Youth* $25 $50
Annual Adult $25 $50
Annual 50+ Free Free
Card Replacment $10 $10

Go50+ Memberships (for ages 50+)

The Go50+ membership packages are designed to enhance the quality of life for the 50+ adult population that lives, works and plays in Howard County. Howard County Recreation & Parks and Office on Aging partnered together to provide packages that are designed to give individuals access to meet their health and wellness needs.

Membership Resident / Couple**** Non-Resident / Couple****
Annual Fitness $75 / $140 $100 / $190
Annual Fitness/ Pool $175 / $325 $225 / $425

Fit4U Memberships (for age 13-49)

The Fit4U Membership gives you access to three community centers including Roger Carter, Gary J. Arthur, and North Laurel Community Center. These memberships provide patrons access to the fitness and aerobics/dance rooms at open (non-class) times, use of the gymnasiums during open and drop-in programs, access to the game rooms, and access to the pool at Roger Carter. There are also discounts on center activities and events.(for ages 3-49)

Membership Individual Rate Two or More
12 Month* $300 5% off
6 Month* $180 5% off
3 Month* $105 5% off
1 Month* $40 5% off

Youth Fit4U Memberships (for age 3-12)

The Fit4U Membership gives you access to three community centers including Roger Carter, Gary J. Arthur, and North Laurel Community Center. These memberships provide patrons access to the fitness and aerobics/dance rooms at open (non-class) times, use of the gymnasiums during open and drop-in programs, access to the game rooms, and access to the pool at Roger Carter. There are also discounts on center activities and events.(for ages 3-49)

Membership Individual Rate
12 Month** $85 5% off Two or More
6 Month** $55 5% off Two or More
3 Month** $35 5% off Two or More
1 Month** $15 5% off Two or More

*Must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old at all times; exceptions during Teen Zone.
**Permitted use of pool, gymnasium and walking track. 
*** Only valid at GJACC, NLCC, and HC 50+ Centers



Rentals & Party Packages

Many areas of the Gary J. Arthur Community Center are available for rent during operating hours. Rental areas can be used for parties, special events, business meetings, and other activities. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and a Facility Rental Request Form is required to check for availability. All requests are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. A Rental Resource Guide is available for Download to provide additional information or call the Center Front Desk at 410-313-4840. The center is open daily from 7am-9pm M-Sa and 9am-6pm on Sundays, staff are able to provide a tour of the building and provide additional information about the specific amenities GJACC has to offer.

Haymeadow

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
20 $40 $50 $30
Description  

Lisbon

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
20 $40 $50 $30
Description  

Annapolis Rock

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
20 $30 $40 $20
Description

Patapsco

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
40 $50 $60 $40
Description

Cooksville Multipurpose 

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
50 $50 $60 $40
100 $100 $120 $80
150 $150 $180 $120
Description

West Friendship 

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
50 $60 $70 $50
Description

Dayton 

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
50 $50 $60 $40
Description

Brighton 

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
50 $60 $70 $50
Description

Gym 

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
1 Full Court $75 $85 $65
2 Full Court $150 $170 $130
Description

Courtyard

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
40 $65 $75 $55
Description

Play Ground

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
20 $40 $50 $30
Description

Kitchen

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
10 $30 $40 $20
Description

Lounge

Capacity Resident Rate Per Hour Nonresident Rate Per Hour Nonprofit Rate Per Hour
10 $30 $40 $20
Description

Auxiliary Parking

Capacity Resident Rate Per 8 Hour Nonresident Rate Per Day Nonprofit Rate Per Day
90 Spaces $250 $250 $250
Description

*Audio Visual Package available for an additional $40

Party Packages
Let us host your next occasion to create a memorable experience. Packages offer a variety of themes to decorate your party room. All party packages include table cloths, a center piece, plates, napkins, cups and eating utensils for 20 guests, fees applied for additional guests. Party times are scheduled depending on room availability. For more information about packages options or to request a party package visit Party Package Flier.

Security Deposit

A security deposit is required at the time the rental reservation is made. The security deposit will be refunded after the event provided there are no violations of the Rental Agreement. At the conclusion of the rental, a walk through will be performed with the organizer.

Rental Agreement

Full payment of the rental fee is due within one (1) month of the event in order to finalize the Rental Agreement. If request is made with less than one (1) month before the event, full payment is due at the time of reservation. The Rental Agreement outlines the rental terms, policies, procedures, and fees. For larger events that require a significant payment, scheduled payments may be arranged with the Community Center Director.

General Setup & Cleanup

Your rental reservation must include your setup and cleanup time. The organizer is responsible for removal of all decorations and trash. The Gary J. Arthur Community Center will provide general setup of all rental events; however, if the setup or breakdown requires additional staff to be scheduled, the rental organizer will be responsible for the cost. The organizer is required to be on site during the rental. If additional equipment is needed for the rental event (tables, chairs, audio-visual, etc.) the rental organizer is responsible for making arrangements for rental of these items once they have been approved by facility management.

Fitness

The Gary J. Arthur Community Center periodically offers fitness and nutrition workshops, health and wellness events, and orientations for new equipment. For more information on any of the opportunities listed below, contact Sara Schwab , Fitness Coordinator, at 410-313-4842 or sschwab@howardcountymd.gov

13 yrs + / Ongoing after Jan 11 Introductory prices below
Each 30-minute session is customized to fit your individual needs and abilities. Private training sessions are one participant to one trainer; semi-private sessions are up to three participants to one trainer. Sessions are non-transferrable. Registration for sessions is first-come, first-served. All sessions must be scheduled at the time of registration.

1 Private 30 minute session $45
1 Private 60 minute session $75
4 Private 30 minute session $160
4 Group 30 minute session $240
8 Private 30 minute session $299
8 Group 30 minute session $459*
*Maximum of three participants for Group sessions (must register together).

Meet The Trainer

For Fit4U and GO50+ Fitness Members
Do you have questions about the fitness equipment? Want to learn more details about upcoming workshops? Need some suggestions on how to achieve your personal goals? Contact Sara Schwab to sign up for the next meeting time, at 410-313-2763 or sschwab@howardcountymd.gov

First Thursday of each month - 1-2 PM
Forth Tuesday of each month - 5-6 PM

Fitness Room

Dance Studio

Indoor Track

Workshops

TBA

Forms / Resources

Work Out Card
Personal Training Request
Trail Map of Western Reganal Park (WRP)

Events & Programs at the Center

Fall 2016 Center Events

Register online for Fall Center Events NOW!!!

Check out every program offered at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center and register online today!!!

Contact Information:

Stephanie Simon, Facility Director
410-313-4844
ssimon@howardcountymd.gov

Heather Sites, Assistant Facility Director
410-313-4845
hsites@howardcountymd.gov

Matthew Zervas, Facility Coordinator
410-313-4835
mzervas@howardcountymd.gov

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