9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Ballfield Parking: 9260 North Laurel Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Recreation & Parks: 410-313-0390
50+ Center: 410-313-0380
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.
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
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.
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, email@example.com
Tessa Hurd, Assistant Facility Director, 410-313-0457, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Jones, Facility Coordinator, 410-313-0458, email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Join other badminton players of all ability levels to play singles and doubles.
Join other athletes of all ability levels. Games are self-officiated.
Join other athletes 50+ of all ability levels. Games are self-officiated.
Rack'em up and come play some pool!
Learn and practice your pickleball skills. This sport is fun and combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong.
Come shoot hoops, play billiards, ping pong and games. Or just come and hang out!
*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.
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.
*Must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old at all times; exceptions made during Teen Zone.
Fit4U Memberships (for ages 3-49)
*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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org