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John E. Howard Community Center

4400 Shell Street
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
301-735-3340; TTY 301-699-2544

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.:   3:30-7 p.m.
Fri.:   3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sat.:  7-10 p.m. (Xtreme Teens)*
Sun.:  Rentals only

*This timeslot is reserved for Xtreme Teens programming only.

Come celebrate your child's birthday party with us! For rental information, please call, visit or email us for additional programs and information. 

Key Amenities 

  • Athletic fields
  • Game room
  • Gymnasium
  • Multipurpose room
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Warming kitchen


  • Xtreme Teens Programs
  • Seniors Programs
  • Youth After School Activities 
For more information about programs at this center, please view their Classes and Activities page


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