Bowie Gym Open for Activities - Updated Information (effective 7/1/21)

2022 Updated Fees & Policies

Hours of Operation

The City of Bowie Gymnasium is open for organized sports activity as well as unorganized recreational activity.

  • Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    (9 a.m. - 10 a.m. is reserved for walkers only)
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Who Can Use the Gym?

  • The Gym is open to members who may bring up to two non-member guests.
  • Memberships are available only to residents within the corporate city limits.
  • If you are a resident and would like apply for membership or renew your membership this can be done in person during normal hours of operation. Valid picture identification is required for proof of residency. 

 Annual Membership Fees  

*Court memberships are valid for all court activities only during normal operating hours

*Fitness/Walking memberships are valid for fitness and walking programs during the schedule activity hours only during weekdays. 

  • Youth Court Membership: Ages 6 - 17 is $25 per year
  • Adult  Court Membership: Ages 18 - 54 is $45 per year
  • Senior Court Membership: Ages 55+ is free
  • Adult Resident Fitness/Walking Only Age 18-54  $25 per year
  • Non-Resident Fitness/Walking Only  Age 18-54    $50  per year
  • Senior Resident Fitness/Walking Only  Age 55 + is free 
  • Senior Non-Resident Fitness/Walking Only  Age 55+    $50 per year

 Guest Fees

 All guests must be accompanied by a valid member at all times.

  • Youth:  Ages 6 - 17      $5 per admission
  • Adults: Ages 18 -54     $10 per admission
  • Seniors Ages 55+        $5 per admission

Court & Room Rentals

Court rental opportunities are now available for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball for non-competitive and competitive play. All allocation request forms can be found on the allocation page of the web page or by contacting the manager by E-mail. For details, contact Duncan Churches (301-809-2384 or by email). 

Room rental opportunities are now available . All groups & individuals must provide a $100.00 refundable deposit prior to a confirmed reservation being made. Groups and individuals may rent a room for at least an 1 hour or up to a maximum of 3 hours during any given day. Room capacity is 25 people with chairs only. For details, contact Duncan Churches (301-809-2384 or by email).

What Kinds of Activities Can Take Place at the Gym?

  • Walking (9 a.m. -10 a.m., weekdays only)
  • Basketball play 
  • Volleyball play
  • Pickleball play

Other Rules in Place

  • All members must show their membership cards when entering.
  • Parents/legal guardians must sign for individuals under the age of 18.
  • Youth members and guests between the ages of 6 to 14 years old must always be under adult supervision.
  • Only members with valid membership cards and their paying guests can be on the playing surfaces.
  • Parents/adults without memberships must remain in the spectator areas, unless they pay a guest fee. 

About the Facility 

The City of Bowie Municipal Gymnasium is located on Northview Drive, next to the Bowie Senior Center. This 27,000-square foot facility has two full-sized basketball courts (one 84-feet x 50-feet and the other 90-feet x 50-feet) overlaid with two intermediate basketball courts (74-feet by 42-feet). It is also overlaid to accommodate four volleyball courts (30-feet by 60-feet), which can also be used for young basketball players.

The gym can be partitioned into quarters with ceiling to floor curtains to allow for several activities at the same time. The facility also includes two team rooms that can be divided into four smaller rooms, a sitting and concession area, and office and storage rooms.  No fitness equipment is provided at this facility.

For walkers: 11 times around the perimeter of the Gym equals one mile.