Looking for an affordable option outside of your own home for your child’s party can be challenging. Whether you are a resident of the City of Rockville or not, the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center might just be your solution.
The Twinbrook Community Recreation Center is conveniently located in a park-like setting on Twinbrook Parkway, between Rt. 355 and Veirs Mill Road. They have rooms perfect for small occasions, including a birthday party that my 7-year-old daughter recently attended.
Our host rented both Multipurpose Rooms #1 and #2. They were combined into a single room with a size of 22’x52′ and accommodated up to 40 people. Room #1 had hardwood floors and a wall of ceiling to floor mirrors. Room #2 had a kitchen counter, sink and refrigerator on a linoleum floor.
It fit at least 7 rectangular banquet tables and chairs to fill the tables. There were several large windows opened to the outside that created a bright atmosphere. The space was very clean and not at all dated. The rental only included the use of the room and bathroom facilities located in the hallway adjacent to both multipurpose rooms. Guests were not permitted to use the services in the building.
The rental fees are based upon your location of residence and purpose of activity. For social events, the cost of the combined multipurpose rooms are $40/hour for City of Rockville residents and $51/hour for non-residents. You do not have to rent both rooms. Multipurpose Room #2 can fit up to 20 people and would be plenty of space for a small party. Either multipurpose room is $27/hour for residents and $30/hour for non-residents.
The community center also rents its annex for $35/hour for residents and $45/hour for non-residents. The space is a child care center located directly across from the Center and accommodates up to 40 people. The Center’s gym can be rented for sports activities at a cost of $65/ hour for residents and $75/ hour for non-residents. Set-up and clean-up times are charged for all room rentals. A $60 deposit fee is required with all rentals and rental fees are due at the time of reservation.
Keep in mind that the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center is used by others for sports and activities. We arrived at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon and saw many people coming and going. The outside playground was busy. There is ample parking. I recommend driving all the way into the parking lot to park because the parking closest to the street entrance was very congested. I found plenty of open spaces and it was actually closer to the doors.
Good to Know
- You can take a virtual tour at the center’s website.
- Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6am to 9:30pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 9:30pm, and on Sunday from 1am to 6pm (April-October). Sunday hours during November-March are 9am to 8:30pm.
- Rentals can be made no more than three months in advance of date.
- Rental fees are due at the time of reservation, and must be reserved and paid by the hour. The center accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, and checks.
- Cancellation fees are on a sliding scale. The entire rental fee will be retained if the event is canceled less then 30 days prior to the event.
- Tables must be wiped, spills and trash on the floor must be removed, and trash must be taken to the outside dumpster. A $30 clean-up fee will be charged if the room is not returned to its original condition.
- Catering or DJ equipment must be delivered on the day of the event and removed at the conclusion of the event.
- Small freezer and refrigerator space is available. There is no ice available.
- There are many things that are prohibited, including: cooking, the use of candles, alcoholic beverages, smoking, rice, confetti, birdseed, and glitter; and pets in the building.
- The rental group is responsible for their guests parking requirements when the existing parking is not sufficient. The group is responsible for making arrangements for additional parking.
- All groups must provide a set up plan to the Center office when the reservations are made.
- A Rockville City Police officer is stationed at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center to provide police assistance for the Twinbrook area.
Photo by Teresa Flaim.