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Takoma Park Community Center - Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center


Main: 301-891-7100
TTY: 1-800-735-2258
Inclement Weather: 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 


Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912


8:30 AM – 9:30 PM* Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday


*NOTE: The Community Center remains open for access to City Council meetings as needed.

Rooms & Amenities at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center


The Auditorium is LEED-CI Silver Certified and has 154 fixed seats with two aisles and room for six wheelchairs. The floating wood stage is approximately 18 inches off the floor and 30 feet wide and 19 feet deep at the center. This environmentally friendly space has state of the art lighting system with colored LED washes, sound system with two wireless microphones and connections for up to ten wired microphones. The presentation system has a six foot by eleven foot projection screen in the center of the stage and two small screens on either side of stage. Fee for staffing outside of normal hours of operation or specialized AV services and for extraordinary maintenance demands or required security. Insurance is required.

Auditorium and large rentals will not be permitted during Library and Community Center renovations (beginning September 2022).

Game Room

Come join the fun and play some ping pong, air hockey, billiards, foosball or hot shot basketball. Open to youth, young adults, and seniors. Hours are subject to change when camp is in session or during special events.

Proposed Game Room Hours for Fall
Youth & Teen (6 – 17 years) Hours

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday
12:00 PM – 5:30 PM Saturday
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday

Young Adult (18 – 24 years) Hours

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Monday – Friday

Active Adult (55+ years) Hours

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday

Services Offered at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center


The City of Takoma Park provides United States Passport services to residents and non-residents. Full information including hours is available on the Passports page.

If Takoma Park passport services are not available, use the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page to locate a nearby facility.

Program Offerings

To see a complete list of activities offered at the Takoma Park Community Center view the current version of the City Guide.


Get the latest information on the Library and Community Center renovations here. Classes may temporarily move to virtual only or to another location. Large rentals including the use of the auditorium will be unavailable during all phases of construction.


Takoma Park Community Center - Sam Abbott Citizens' Center
The Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center is located at 7500 Maple Avenue.

About the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center

Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center features three small meeting rooms (Rose, Lilac and Hydrangea), one large meeting room (Azalea), a multimedia lab, dance room, game room, senior room, teen lounge and a LEED-CI Silver Certified auditorium.

Sports, arts, fitness, dance, crafts, self-improvement, computers, drama, games, hobbies, martial arts, music, and do-it-yourself instruction are classes are offered at the Community Center through the Recreation Department.

The Community Center also hosts clubs, camps, special events, workshops, drop-in programs, after-school programs, and cultural activities at various times throughout the year. Check out the current City Guide  for details on what is being offered.

Rentals at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center

Large rentals (over 15 ppl) will not be permitted during Library and Community Center construction.

Small Meeting Rooms

Capacity: 15 / 10 with tables

  • Rose Room

Capacity: 25/20 with tables

  • Lilac Room

Capacity: 15 with conference table

  • Hydrangea Room
Small Meeting Room Rental Rates
  • Resident: $35.00 per hour
  • Non-resident: $60.00 per hour
  • Business: $80.00 per hour

Large Meeting Rooms

Capacity: 65 / 55 with tables

  • Azalea Room
Large Meeting Room Rental Rates
  • Resident: $45.00 per hour
  • Non-resident: $70.00 per hour
  • Business: $90.00 per hour

Please note the business rate applies to any rental held for business purposes (including non-profits), regardless of where the patron or business is located.

Rental Hours

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Friday
10:30 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Sunday

To check for availability for your next reservation, please use ActiveNet. Permits are only issued 3 months in advance of the event date. Recreation Department events and programming takes precedence in scheduling.

Rental Policies

Review Administrative Regulation No. 2011-1 and the Rental Requests page for regulations governing public use, facilities rentals and general responsibilities of the user.

Note: New rates took effect September 3, 2022.

Check Availability for Your Room/Pavilion  Rental

You can register for childcare, classes and check availability for rentals through ActiveNet.

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The City Guide is Here!

Learn about Circle Time, sign up for a class, or find out about family friendly events... it's all in the City Guide!

Click here to view the most recent City Guide

Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line