North Laurel Community Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Ballfield Parking9260 North Laurel Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Monday-Saturday: 8am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm

Main Phone: 410-313-0390

Fax: 240-568-3030

Inclement Weather: 410-313-4452 (option 5)

50+ Center: 410-313-0380

Closed: January 1, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday) & December 25.
Closes at 5pm: December 24 & 31.

Amenities: fitness room, multi-purpose rooms, dance room, gymnasium, game room, Police Community Resource Office, Community Health Office, Infants & Children (WIC) office, playground, and more. Community Center is located within the North Laurel Park, adjacent to the North Laurel Skate Park.

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North Laurel Community Center

Center Rules & Expectations


Howard County Recreation and Parks Rules of Conduct

  1. No food or beverages in unauthorized areas; glass containers are prohibited. 
  2. No smoking in buildings or on school property. 
  3. No soliciting or loitering. 
  4. No interference with employee or volunteer duties. 
  5. No harassment or inappropriate or indecent conduct or language. 
  6. No unauthorized use of illegal drugs, intoxicants or weapons. 
  7. No parking in unauthorized areas or driving/parking on field areas.
  8. No unauthorized alteration or installation of equipment.
  9. No defacing of property.
  10. No conduct that may jeopardize the safety of others.

Building Rules

  1. Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Shoes and shirts must be worn always outside of the locker room areas.
  3. Customers are encouraged to secure their belongings.  Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  4. Pets are not permitted in the center (service animals a permitted).
  5. No running or disruptive behavior in center hallways is prohibited.
  6. The actions and conduct of an organized group are the responsibility of the group leader.
  7. No food or beverages in unauthorized areas; glass containers are prohibited.
  8. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the center without required permit.
  9. Participants must adhere to Department of Recreation & Parks Rules of Conduct and behave in an orderly manner.

Fitness Room

  1. Must be ages 16 and up to utilize the fitness room. Teens ages 13-15 may use the fitness room, with adult supervision, after completing the Teen Weight Training Program.
  2. No changing or leaving articles of clothing in the fitness room. Lockers are available.
  3. Strollers, baby carriers and children are not permitted to wait inside the fitness center while a parent/guardian is exercising.
  4. Rubber-soled athletic shoes that cover the entire foot must be worn at all times. For health and safety reasons, sandals, spiked shoes, work boots and flip-flops are not permitted.
  5. Proper fitness attire is required. Shirts must be worn at all times. Bathing suits and clothing with exposed metal rivets or parts are not permitted in the fitness room.
  6. Food is not permitted in the fitness room. Closed plastic beverage containers are allowed.
  7. Patrons are responsible for wiping down equipment after use and returning weights to the racks provided.
  8. Cardiovascular equipment use is limited to 30 minutes when people are waiting.
  9. Use of a spotter when lifting free weights is recommended. Do not drop or bang weights.
  10. No unauthorized personal trainers, instructors, coaches or physical therapists are allowed to use the fitness room to train or instruct clients or customers.


  1. Only non-marking athletic shoes are permitted. 
  2. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  3. Food, gum and radios are prohibited. Only beverages with caps or lids are permitted.
  4. Spitting and profanity are prohibited.
  5. Dunking and hanging on the basketball rims will not be permitted. 
  6. No person shall engage in conduct infringing upon the rights of other participants.
  7. The gym shall not be used for any activity other than its intended purpose, unless approved by Center staff.
  8. No unauthorized instructional or organized activity is permitted during Open Gym.
  9. Games may be shortened at Center staff’s discretion.
  10. Participants must adhere to Department of Recreation & Parks Rules of Conduct and behave in an orderly manner.

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 at 410-313-4452 (option 5) for the current operating status, center updates, drop-in times or inclement weather updates.

Winter Weather: If Howard County schools open one hour late, the center will strive to open at 9:30am; if two hours late, at 10:30am.
If schools are closed due to inclement weather, every attempt will be made to open the center by 10:30am. If the 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.




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+)*   $40   $60
Annual Adult (16 yrs+)   $40     $60
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 3-49 yrs)

  • 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
3-12 yrs*    
12 Months   $105   $130
6 Months   $70   $90
3 Months   $45   $55
1 Month   $20   $25
13-49 yrs**    
12 Months $375   $450
6 Months $225   $280
3 Months $130   $170
1 Month $50   $65

*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 that are 13-15 yearsold 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 have 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
$89/year from Jan 1, 2024
$89/year from Jan 1, 2024
Go50+ Pool*** $175/year
$210/year from Jan 1, 2024
$270/year from Jan 1, 2024

*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.

Note: All prices subject to change.






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.


Submit your request form online HERE.

Room Hourly Charge Hourly Charge Hourly Charge
Gym (court 1, court 2) $90 / court (Resident) $100 / court (Non-resident) $80 / court (Not-for-profit)
Chesapeake (Multi-Purpose Rooms I, II, III) $60 / room (Resident) $70 / room  (Non-resident) $50 / room  (Not-for-profit)
Dorsey Run Meeting Room $60 / room (Resident) $70 / room  (Non-resident) $50 / room  (Not-for-profit)
Savage Mill Meeting Room $50 (Resident) $60 (Non-resident) $40 (Not-for-profit)
Hammond Branch $70 (Resident) $80 (Non-resident) $60 (Not-for-profit)
Pavilion $330 (Resident) $365 (Non-resident) $275 (Not-for-profit)
Courtyard $75 (Resident) $85 (Non-resident) $65 (Not-for-profit)
Kitchen $40 (Resident) $50 (Non-resident) $30 (Not-for-profit)
Large Rental Package $1,350  / 6 hours (Resident) $1,450 / 6 hours  (Non-resident) $1,250 / 6 hours (Not-for-profit)
Audio / Visual fee $40 per rental / per day 

Drop-In Activities


These are subject to change. Please call the community center’s front desk at 410-313-0390 to confirm drop-in dates, times & prices. Membership or daily drop-in fee required for all activities.

Upcoming Closures/ No Availability Dates & Times

Majority of drop-in weekday programs will end June 14 due to Howard County Recreation & Parks summer camps

July 1-31

Walking Track


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-5pm
Tuesday, Thursday  10am-noon
Weekends Call status line for availability


Fitness Room  
Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

The Fitness Room will be closed 11am-12:15pm on Mondays & Wednesdays.

July 3 5-9pm 3 courts
July 15 5-9pm
July 25 5-9pm
July 29 5-9pm


July 1 5-9pm
July 18  5-9pm
July 22 5-9pm
July 31 5-9pm 3 courts


July 10 5-9pm 3 courts
July 17 5-9pm 3 courts
July 24 5-9pm 3 courts

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