Room Use


Overview 

The City of Bowie has rooms at City Hall and the Kenhill Center that can be used by the public for meetings. Rooms are available to nonprofit and commercial groups and rental fees are based on residency.

  • Room Use Rules and Procedures
  • Room Use Application
     (Return application to Department of Community Services, 15901 Fred Robinson Way, Bowie, MD 20716; Attn: Room Use Request) 

COVID-19 Guidelines

Room reservations resumed normal operations on July 1, 2021. Both the Kenhill Center and City Hall are open for reservations. However, until the pandemic is behind us, the City encourages groups to consider virtual meeting options. 

Groups that meet in person are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and follow Prince George's COVID-19 protocols which currently require masks to worn indoors. City staff will follow CDC cleaning guidelines to ensure that the rooms are sanitized after each use.

Rental Fees

Groups that have an official mailing address within the incorporated city limits of Bowie are considered resident groups; all others will be considered non-resident groups. Proof of residency and non-profit status is required. A $100 refundable security deposit is required for all groups and will be assessed at the time of reservation. Resident groups are allowed four (4) reservations per calendar month and nonresident groups are allowed one (1) reservation per calendar month.

The city offers rooms and configurations that can accommodate up to 100 people for use during the times listed below:

Kenhill Center & Bowie City Hall Room Rental Hours

DayHours
Monday - Thursday5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
FridayClosed
Saturday (Kenhill Center ONLY)9 a.m. - 12 noon

Rental Rates

Rental TypeFee
Resident NonprofitNo Charge
Resident Commercial (2-hour minimum)$25 per hour
Non-Resident Nonprofit$25 per hour
Non-Resident Commercial (2-hour minimum)$50 per hour
Custodial Fee (as necessary)$30 per hour

During hours that City Hall* and the Kenhill Center are normally closed, special staff can be brought in to accommodate room use. A minimum 30 day notification is required and the following fee schedule will apply:

 Rental Type Fee
 Resident Nonprofit $50 per hour
 Resident Commercial (3-hour minimum) $100 per hour
 Non-Resident Nonprofit $100 per hour
 Non-Resident Commercial (3-hour minimum) $200 per hour
 Custodial Fee (as necessary) $30 per hour

*City Hall meeting rooms are only available for rent after close of business (5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday)
 
Although there are many rooms available for community use, cancellation of a room reservation is sometimes necessary, occasionally on short notice. If this is a problem, please consider alternate locations as potential meeting sites. Meeting space may also be available at the Bowie Library, M-NCPPC Community Centers, public schools and also in some places of worship.

Additional Information

Contact the Department of Community Services at 301-809-3011 or email roomreservations@cityofbowie.org.