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Field, Court and Facility Rentals

General Information

Howard County Recreation & Parks offers a diverse assortment of facilities available to rent -- everything from historical structures to a zero entry pool. We pride ourselves on keeping these venues in quality condition and have made every effort to insure that the permitting process is as simple and quick as possible. 

Facilities can be reserved up to one year in advance and many are in high demand. Requests are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. While we make every effort to accommodate all requests, we must receive your signed and dated application and payment by the due date, or we will have to reject your reservation and give others the opportunity to reserve that date. Permit requests made less than two weeks from date of use must be made in person.

When you make your reservation, we will need to know:

  • Which facility you wish to rent.
  • Name, address and telephone number of responsible party.
  • Name of party/group - either your last name or the name of the sponsoring business, organization or church, etc.
  • Attendance - indicate the maximum number of people expected. Attendance cannot exceed the seating capacity of the venue.

Make checks or money orders payable to Howard County, Director of Finance. All fees are non-refundable.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and will be held responsible for their guests at the planned event.

If at the time of your arrival, someone is using a facility you reserved, show them your receipt; if necessary, call Central Communications at 410-313-2929 to page the On-Call Supervisor. Be sure to have your receipt with you.

Facilities, Pavilions & Historic Sites Rental Guide


Rental Information

Fields & Courts

How to rent: Call 410-313-4626 or fill out the reservation request form here.

Please submit the reservation request form to Jean Shea,

Softball/baseball and multi-purpose fields (grass and artificial turf) are available by permit only. Preference is given to sports leagues and community groups. There are reservation, light and tournament fees. 

Historical Venues

How to rent: Call Caitlin Chamberlain at 410-313-0420 or


Historic venues are places that are recognized for their importance in Howard County history. Through their association with an event, a person, a place, or the built heritage, historic sites provide a tangible link with the past. They are part of Howard County's heritage and contribute to define its identity.


Learn more about renting a historical site. 

Indoor Sports Arena

How to rent: Call 410-313-1163


The Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, located just off Rt. 100 in Ellicott City, offers space for basketball, volleyball, badminton, jump rope, and more. Click here for more details.

Meeting Rooms

How to rent: Call 410-313-4840 for the Gary J. Arthur Community Center; 410-313-0457 for North Laurel Community Center; 410-313-2764 for Roger Carter Community Center; 410-313-0400 for Robinson Nature Center; 410-313-5131 for Pfeiffer's Corner Schoolhouse; 410-313-4682 for the Schooley Mill Park Indoor Facility.


Our meeting places include historical structures as well as modern community and recreation centers.


Meeting rooms available for rent: Gary J. Arthur Community Center | North Laurel Community Center |Roger Carter Community CenterRobinson Nature Center | Pfeiffer's Corner Schoolhouse |Schooley Mill Park Indoor Facility 

Park Pavilions

How to rent: Call 410-313-4682, 8am-4:30pm, M-F


Park pavilions are a great place to hold a birthday party, corporate event, large family gathering, school picnic or any other special occasion. Pavilions vary in size to accommodate any group, and many come equipped with cooking facilities. The pavilion rental season runs from April 1st through November 30th, rain or shine (there are no refunds for inclement weather).


Pavilions are available to rent at many parks. Click here for more information.