3000 Milltowne Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Main Phone: 410-313-2764
Center Updates/Drop-in Line: 410-313-2764 (when prompted dial option 3)
Inclement Weather: 410-313-4452
6 AM-10 PM, Monday - Friday
7 AM-10 PM, Saturday
7 AM-9 PM, Sunday
Closed in 2017: Jan 1, Apr 16, Nov 23-24, and Dec 25
Closing at 5 PM in 2017: May 29, July 4, Sep 4, Dec 24, and Dec 31
The Roger Carter Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 46,000 square foot community center that includes a swimming pool, splash pad, basketball and volleyball courts, classrooms, fitness and exercise rooms with cardio and PRECOR strength training equipment, a climbing wall and much more. It is a silver LEED-certified building.
Are you looking for a job with Howard County Recreation & Parks? We have more than 30 full-time and part-time positions open. Join our team in positions such as a sports coach, before- and after-school instructor, inclusion companion, pool manager or lifeguard.
Visit the Employment
Julija Sajauskas, Facility Director
Stacy Tozaki, Assistant Facility Director
Montrez J. Brown, Facility Coordinator
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. This includes parents/guardians who are supervising their children at the swimming pool.
Groups of 20 or more require 7 days notice and must make a reservation with the Assistant Director.
Ages 3+: $5
Ages 2 and Under: FREE
Group rate: $4 (20 or more guests)
January 23 to February 26
February 27 to April 2
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.
*Ages 15 and under 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 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. Receive 5% off of two or more Fit4U memberships of the same length purchased or renewed at the same time.
*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.
**Members ages 13-15 year olds must first complete a mandatory orientation with the fitness coordinator and must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old at all times; 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 pool during open swim hours.
Roger Carter Community Center offers both room rentals and party packages. View the fliers and frequently asked questions for more information regarding rentals or party packages.
Roger Carter offers multiple spaces within the facility for rent. Rentals at the center include tables and chairs set to the agreed upon specifications.
Rental Request Form
*Audio Visual Package available for an additional $45
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.
Roger Carter 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 Daniel Vigus, Fitness Coordinator, at 410-313-2763 or email@example.com.
Alternate Workout Log
Historic Ellicott City Autumn Clean-up
Thank you to the team of volunteers that assisted in the annual clean-up on November 5, 2016. Together we collected 165 pounds of trash and 45 pounds of recyclables from the streets and parking lots of Historic Ellicott City.
For full program listing visit Spring/Summer 2016 Program Guide and scroll to page 74.
Sign up for an open climb time slot at the front desk or call 410-313-2764. Open climb include a 20-minute time slot on the half hour and offers opportunities for first time climbers and climbers interested in practicing skills. Must be 5 years or older. Fee includes necessary equipment and HCRP staff belayer. Climb times are posted below and updated monthly. Last climber starts half hour before posted end time.
Open Climbs start early Tues Feb 21 - give climbing a try beginning at 2pm when schools are closed! Don't miss the School's Out Rock Climbing & Swimming also on Feb 21 or the new climbing classes forming now - visit howardcountymd.gov/rockclimbing for more details!
Fit4U Members: $3
Group of 5 or more must contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754, for group rates and times.
February through Mar 11 Open Climb times:
Tuesdays from 4 - 9 PM (starts at 2 PM Feb 21 ONLY!)
Thursdays from 4 - 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM - Noon
Mar 13 through April Open Climb times:
Mondays from 4 - 9 PM
Tuesdays from 4 - 9 PM
Thursdays from 4 - 9 PM
It is recommended that patrons call the Center Updates/Drop-in Line prior to arriving. There are no refunds for cancellations due to inclement weather.
Center Updates/Drop-in Line: 410-313-2764 (when prompted dial option 3)
Winter Weather: If a winter weather warning is announced, the opening time will be adjusted to 7 AM. 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 to confirm the center's status when schools are closed.
Thunder/Lightning: At the first sign of thunder and/or lightning, the pool will close for at least 30 minutes from the last sound/sight. If there is lightning the pool and pool deck must be cleared. If there is just thunder, guests may remain on the pool deck but must clear the water.
Roger Carter is looking for mature and responsible team members who meet our core values! We are currently hiring for the following leadership positions:
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