We have missed you and are excited to begin reopening our community centers. During the closure we have been actively preparing to open and have adjusted our operations and amenities. We have trained staff, added signage, temporarily closed high touch areas, and cleaned and moved equipment and furniture to promote physical distancing. 

Monthly payments on memberships will restart on Monday, July 6. The missed time from the closure will be added onto your membership; this will happen automatically. If you are uncomfortable returning at this time, you may elect to freeze or cancel your membership starting Wednesday, July 1 by clicking here.

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.

To schedule your appointment for the fitness room, gymnasium or walking track; starting Monday, July 6, please call the Front Desk at 410-313-0390; Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM.

North Laurel Community Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723

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

Center Hours

The centers’ gymnasium and exercise room will be open starting Monday, July 6, 2020. Hours will be limited to evenings and weekends as the facility will be used for camps and childcare during the weekdays. Hours, safety guidelines, sign-ups, and the number of people able to access each facility will be restricted. Guidelines on each use will be posted by July 6. 

The center will close to observe the following holidays: 
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independance 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

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks: 410-313-0390

50+ Center: 410-313-0380

Fax: 240-568-3030

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

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.


Please view the Rental Blackout List prior to submitting your Rental Request Form. 

Rental Guide  


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.

Rentals & Party Packages


North Laurel Community Center offers room rentals, party packages and a pavilion option. Rental areas can be used for parties, special events, business meetings, and other activities. To view more information about our rentals and party packages please view the Facility Rental Guide and Frequently Asked Questions. Please view the rental "blackout" dates for dates no longer available or with limited availability at our center. 


NLCC Rental Guide

Rental FAQs

Rental "Blackout" Dates 2020




The North Laurel Community Center prides itself in providing visitors 13 years and older with fitness opportunities in a safe, family environment. Schedule an orientation today! For more information contact Marvin Evans, Fitness Coordinator, at 410-313-0829 or mevans@howardcountymd.gov.



13 yrs + / Ongoing, 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

Marvin Evans is certified through the National Council Certified Personal Trainer (NCCPT) with CPR/First Aid certifications. He specializes in weight loss, circuit style group training and speed/agility training.

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 Marvin Evans to sign up for the next meeting time, at 410-313-0829 or mevans@howardcountymd.gov

First Monday of each month - 8-9 AM
Third Tuesday of each month - 12-1 PM

Forms / Resources

Personal Training Request
Fitness Room Waiver

Center Events

50+ Center

For information about the 50+ Center at the North Laurel Community Center, please call 410-313-0380.

Inclement Weather Policy

It is recommended that patrons call the Center Updates/Drop-in Line prior to arriving.

Status line (Center updates, drop-in times, inclement weather): 410-313-4452 (when prompted dial option 5)

Winter Weather: If Howard County schools open one hour late, the center will strive to open at 9:30 AM; if two hours late, at 10:30 AM.
If schools are closed due to inclement weather, every attempt will be made to open the center by 10:30 AM. If Snow Emergency is in effect the Center will be closed. Once it has been lifted the center will strive to open as soon as possible. Please call the inclement weather number listed above to confirm the center's status when schools are closed.

Inclement Weather Policy for Rentals: If the North Laurel Community Center closes due to inclement weather (i.e. snow, ice), you will be completely refunded or we will make every effort to reschedule your event. However, if the North Laurel Community Center is open, but you decide not to show for your scheduled event it will be treated as a rental cancellation and we will retain the rental fee and security deposit. 


Please contact the North Laurel Community Center front desk to inquire about current position openings: 410-313-0390.


Contact Information:

Matt Madera, Facility Director

Tessa Hurd, Assistant Facility Director

Ashley Jones, Facility Coordinator