Gymnasium

Bowie Gym Open for Limited Activities - Updated Information (4/2/21)

Hours of Operation

The City of Bowie Gymnasium is open for non-contact activities at the following times:

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    (8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. is reserved for walkers only)
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Advanced registration for basketball sessions is highly recommended. Please call the Gymnasium at 301-809-2388.

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, please call 301-809-2388 to make an appointment.

Limited Court Rentals

Volleyball and Pickle ball courts are now available for non-competitive activity and competitive play.  All County, State and Federal COVID guidance must be followed at all times. For details contact Duncan Churches (301-809-2384 or by email). All rental times must coincide with one of the available sessions. 

If your organization or team would like to rent court time for competitive basketball practice or games, you must submit an approval letter from Prince George's County for your COVID basketball plan before the Gymnasium will approve your rental permit. For further questions, reach out to Duncan Churches at 301-809-2384.

What Kinds of Activities Can Take Place at the Gym?

  • Walking (8:30 a.m. -10 a.m., weekdays only)
  • Basketball shoot-around and other passive skill-building activities for basketball

Competitive game play or activity is prohibited for sports like basketball that are categorized as "high risk" by the County. This means that any competitive game play or other activity that may lead to physical contact between two players is not allowed.

 Pickle ball play is limited to singles and doubles. 

Basketball Sessions

2 Hour: 

Weekdays:

  • 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays:
No- two hour sessions

1 Hour:

Weekdays:

  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
  • 4 - 5 p.m.
  • 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Saturdays:

  • 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
  • 4 - 5 p.m.
  • 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Other Rules in Place

  • All members must show their membership cards when entering. 
  • Signed COVID-19 waivers must be completed by everyone entering the facility. This includes both guests and members.
  • Parents/legal guardians must sign for individuals under the age of 18.
  • Youth members must always be under adult supervision with no more than four youth per supervising adult. 
  • Only members with valid membership cards can be on the playing surfaces.
  • Parents/adults without memberships must remain in the spectator areas.

Health Precautions

  • All social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Everyone must remain six  feet apart.
  • Everyone entering the facility is required to wear a mask at all times and in all areas such as restrooms, hallways, lobby, and spectator areas and the playing surfaces of the court.

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.