Roger Carter Community Center

3000 Milltowne Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Phone: 410-313-2764
Fax: 410-313-2746
Center Updates/Drop-in Line: 410-313-2764 (when prompted dial option 3)
Inclement Weather: 410-313-4452

Center Hours:

6 AM-10 PM, Monday - Friday
7 AM-10 PM, Saturday
7 AM-9 PM, Sunday

Closed in 2016: Jan 1, Mar 27, Nov 24-25, and Dec 25
Closing at 5 PM in 2016: May 30, July 4, Sep 5, 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.

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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 tab below.

Contact Information:

Julija Sajauskas, Facility Director

Stacy Tozaki, Assistant Facility Director

Montrez J. Brown, Facility Coordinator

Drop-in Information

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.  

Daily Admission:
 Ages 3+: $5
 Ages 2 and Under: FREE
 Group rate: $4 (20 or more guests)

Drop-in Schedule:
October 24-November 20




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  Resident Rate     Nonresident Rate   
Annual (3+ yrs) $25  $50
Card Replacement Fee    $10 $10

*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.

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.
**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.  

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 al 50+ Center and Fitness package benefits and access to the pool during open swim hours.

Rentals & Party Packages

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
Rental FAQs

Facility  Square Feet  Capacity  Resident rate  Nonresident rate  Non-profit rate 
Rockwell Room   705 40  $50  $60  $40 
Caplan Room*   960 65  $50  $60  $40 
Oella Room*   1,700 115  $75  $85  $65 
Athletic Court   3,710 530  $75  $85 $45 

*Audio Visual Package available for an additional $45

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.


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 Alecia Harvey, Fitness Coordinator, at 410-313-2763 or aharvey@howardcountymd.gov.

Workout Log

Personal Training

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  • Sessions are non-transferrable.
  • All sessions must be scheduled at the time of registration.     
  • Maximum of three participants for semi-private sessions (must register together).
  • Must provide notice for cancellations at least 24 hours in advance of start time. One cancellation permitted per purchased package. No refunds or make-ups provided for cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled start time.
  • Full payment due at the time of registration.
  • A completed liability waiver and physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q) due prior to the start of the first session.
  • Warm-up/cardio workout must be completed before session start time. Access to the fitness room for warm-ups is granted up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Fitness pass is included in the price.
  • Package includes a 15 minute consultation with the trainer to determine measurable goals.

Meet the Trainer
For Members Only!
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 Alecia Harvey to sign up for the next meeting time, at 410-313-2763 or aharvey@howardcountymd.gov.
First Tuesday of each month - 4-5 PM
Third Saturday of each month - 9-10 AM


Historic Ellicott City Autumn Clean-up

Saturday, November 5 7:30-10:30 AM

Lend a hand by picking up litter along the tree lines and streets of Historic Ellicott City. Meet at Roger Carter Community Center for a continental breakfast. We provide gloves, bags, and an event T-shirt for those who volunteer. RSVP by October 28, all are welcome! RSVP/Info: 410-313-2764 or RSVP Online



Program/Lesson Opportunities
For full program listing visit Spring/Summer 2016 Program Guide and scroll to page 74.

Facility Features

  • Zero slope entry    
  • Splash pad/water feature
  • Sun deck
  • Diving board and 10'6" deep diving well
  • ADA accessible with remote control chair lift and pool wheelchair
  • Six 25 yard lap lanes
  • Retractable roof for the indoor/outdoor pool feel

Rock Climbing

Open Climb
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.

Climbing Rates:
Fit4U Members: $3
Nonmember: $5

Group of 5 or more must contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754, for group rates and times.

October-November Open Climb times
Mondays from 4 - 9 PM (starts at 5 PM on 11/07)
Tuesdays from 4 - 9 PM (starts at 5 PM on 11/08)
Thursdays from 4 - 9 PM (NO 11/24)

Don't miss the School's Out Rock Climbing & Swimming dates this Fall:  Oct 12, Nov 7 & Nov 8.  Visit howardcountymd.gov/rockclimbing for more details and other climbing opportunities!

Inclement Weather Policy

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: