Please call our inclement weather lines about the status of camps, programs, events, facilities, and parks:
North Laurel Community Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Ballfield Parking: 9260 North Laurel Road, Laurel, MD 20723


Contact Us

Recreation & Parks: 410-313-0390

50+ Center: 410-313-0380

Fax: 240-568-3030

Information Status Line: 410-313-4452 (option 5)
Call the Information Status Line daily to stay up-to-date on our operating hours, inclement weather status and open gym availability.


Center Hours

The center's operating hours, amenities and the number of people able to access the facility are currently restricted to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.

At the present time, access to the center's fitness room, gymnasium and game room is allowed by appointment-only.

*The gmynasium is currently closed for resurfacing

Please review our COVID - Guest Expectations (tab below) prior to scheduling an appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Front Desk at 410-313-0390; Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

Standard Operating Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 8am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm

The center will close to observe the following holidays: 
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday) and Christmas Day.

 In addition, the center will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.


About Us

The North Laurel Community Center is one of Howard County's newest community centers, built to serve the southeastern portion of the county. The facility is shared by the Departments of Recreation & Parks, Health, and Police and the Office on Aging. Features include a fitness room, commercial kitchen, double gymnasium, pre-school classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, senior activity room, and so much more.


Take a Virtual Tour of the Center


Matt Madera, Facility Director, 410-313-0456,

Tessa Hurd, Assistant Facility Director, 410-313-0457,

Ashley Jones, Facility Coordinator, 410-313-0458,

Community Center's COVID - Guest Expectation

Guest Expectations

Guests that do not meet the expectations will be asked to leave and may forfeit their ability to reserve future appointments until the center is permitted to operate at 100% capacity.

  • Please stay home if you have a fever (100.4 or above) or are experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • Arrive dressed and ready. Changing areas and storage lockers are closed. The facility is not responsible for personal belongings.
  • Bring water. Water fountains are turned off. 
  • Do not enter the building until 5 minutes prior to your appointment. Please do not congregate by the facility. 
  • Five minutes before your appointment, please make sure you have a facial covering over your nose and mouth and form a single line (6 feet apart from one another).
  • Upon entering the building, you must complete a health screening.
  • You may only utilize the area you have an appointment scheduled in. Once you have completed your activity, please exit the facility and do not congregate.
  • Adhere to all physical distancing guidelines and posted signage.
  • You are required to wear a facial covering when entering and exiting the facility, in common areas, and at times you cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
  • Practice good personal hygiene (wash hands, cover sneeze/coughs).
  • Patrons are limited to 1 (60-minute) appointment per day and 4 (60-minute) appointments per week.
  • Clean fitness equipment before and after use. 
  • Use one piece of equipment at a time. 
  • No organized play in the gymnasium.
  • Bring your own equipment. The center will not provide equipment.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the center will adhere to the following policy: 

If Howard County schools experience a one-hour delay, the Center will strive to open at 9:30am
If Howard County schools experience a two-hour delay, the Center will strive to open at 10:30am. 
If Howard County schools are closed, the Center will strive to open at 10:30am. 

Please call the Information Status Line, 410-313-4452 (option 5), for the current operating status.

Drop-In Activities

Drop-In Fun

The department reserves the right to cancel or reschedule activities without notification. Call the centers or the recorded information lines for scheduled times.

Drop In programs are subject to change seasonally.

Children 15 years and under require adult supervision in the facility. Children 12-15 years old require adult supervision in the facility, except during after-school TeenZone program (Center Membership required). For info and to confirm time, call 410-313-0390. All patrons entering the facility must pay the daily admission or have a valid membership, unless they are a participant in a Howard County Recreation & Parks program taking place at the center.

Badminton (16 yrs +) 9 AM-noon Wednesday

Join other badminton players of all ability levels to play singles and doubles.

Basketball (16 yrs +) 6-7 PM Tuesdays 

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

Basketball (50 yrs +) 10 AM-noon Mondays

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

Billiards (18 yrs +) 10AM - 2PM Tuesday

Rack'em up and come play some pool!

Pickleball (16 yrs +) 9 AM-noon Wednesday and Friday

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

Ping Pong (16 yrs +) 6-8:30PM Wednesday, Thursday and Noon-4 PM Saturday


TeenZone (12 yrs - 15 yrs) 2:30-5:30 PM Monday-Friday

Come shoot hoops, play billiards, ping pong and games. Or just come and hang out!

Little Rascals Recess 9:30-11:30 AM Tuesday

*This program will begin in September. Bring your little ones indoors to play with push toys, hula hoops, tunnels and other gross motor skill activities. Through interactive play children develop motor skills and social skills.

Volleyball (Family & 16 yrs +) 5:30-7 PM Thursday

Join other athletes of various ability levels. Games are self-officiated.


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

Membership   Resident Rate   Nonresident Rate
Annual Youth (5+ yrs)*   $25   $50
Annual Adult (16+ yrs)   $25    $50
Card Replacement Fee   $10   $10

*Must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old at all times; exceptions made during Teen Zone.


Fit4U Memberships (for ages 3-49)

  • The Fit4U package allows you to use our three community centers' fitness facilities and Roger Carter Community Center pool.
  • Center membership and amenities included.
  • No enrollment fees!
Membership   Resident Rate   Nonresident Rate
Ages 3-12*    
12 Months   $85   $105
6 Months   $55   $70
3 Months   $35   $45
1 Month   $15   $20
Ages 13-49**    
12 Months $300   $360
6 Months $180   $225
3 Months $105   $135
1 Month $40   $50

*Permitted use of pool, gymnasium and walking track. Must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old at all times; exceptions made during Teen Zone. Adults must have a valid membership or pay the daily drop-in rate.
**Members ages 13-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old and must first complete a mandatory orientation for fitness room use;
supervision exceptions made during Teen Zone.

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.  

Package   Resident Rate   Nonresident Rate
50+ Centers*   FREE FREE
Go50+ Fitness**   $75/year $100/year
Go50+ Pool***   $175/year $225/year

*Access to game rooms, gymnasiums, walking tracks, and wellness programs at Gary J. Arthur and N. Laurel Community Centers and all Howard County 50+ Centers.
**Access to all 50+ Center package benefits and fitness and dance/aerobics rooms at all three community centers and 50+ centers.
***Access to all 50+ Center and Fitness package benefits and access to the Roger Carter pool during open swim hours.


To cancel a membership, please click here and fill out the form. You will be contacted within 2 business days regarding your request. If you have further questions, please contact Shantrel Oliver at