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Automotive Service Center and Automotive Skills Self-Service Center

The Automotive Skills Self-Help Center in Building 1431 affords you the opportunity to learn new skills and have access to the proper equipment in order to do minor repairs on your own car or have it serviced while you work.The center is open Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (301) 619-2759 for more information.

Bowling Center

The Bowling Center, located at 915 Sultan St., invites military personnel, civilian employees, contract employees, and their family members to use the facility. The center has four 10-pin lanes and is equipped with automatic scoring systems. Bowling balls are available for use as well as lockers for persons who use their own equipment. Weekend specials and league plays are offered. For more information, call (301) 619-2816 or visit

Community Activities Center

The Community Activities Center (CAC) is located at 718 Porter St. The CAC is available for group catering, from small to large. The CAC supports community and mission programs and activities with food services ranging from snacks to full meals, multimedia services and much more. To book your event, call (301) 619-2823/2824. Equipment Issue Center Rent a wide range of seasonal equipment at the Equipment Issue Center, located at 1431 Sultan St., in the Auto Service Center. Equipment, such as kayaks, mountain bikes, volleyball sets, sleeping bags, canoes, utility trailers, and more, is available. Hours of operation are Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (301) 619-2759/2849 to reserve equipment.

Equipment Issue Center

Rent a wide range of seasonal equipment at the Equipment Issue Center, located in the Automotive Self-Service Center, Building 1431 on Sultan Drive. Equipment such as camping equipment and pull-behind campers, utility trailers, pop up canopies, yard games, fishing rods, canoes, kayaks, and much more. Equipment Issue Center is open Monday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-7:00p.m. For more information, call 301-619-2759 to reserve equipment or visit equipment issue website:


All individuals, regardless of age, fishing at Nallin Farm pond must have a Fort Detrick fishing permit. Individuals are no longer required to possess a State of Maryland fishing license with a trout stamp to fish in Nallin Farm pond unless they plan to remove the fish from the Installation.Fishing permits are sold by the Automotive Skills Center, Building 1431, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, Friday, and Saturday and 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and ThursdaysA Maryland fishing license is required. Children under age 16 are not required to have a Maryland fishing license; however, a licensed adult must accompany them. For more information call (301) 619-2759 or Community Recreation Division at 301-619-3237.

Fitness Center

The Captain Jennifer J. Shafer Odom Physical Fitness Center is located at 1507 Porter St. The center features a variety of fitness equipment, volleyball and basketball courts, men's and women's saunas, aerobic classes, and locker room facilities. The center is open to active duty military, retirees, Reservists, National Guard, and authorized civilian and contract employees, and family members. To join, participants must take a certification course on how to use the equipment. Hours of the center are Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and holidays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information, call (301) 619-2498 or visit

Golf Courses

There are several golf courses in the Frederick area that welcome military and civilian personnel as guest players. Call (301) 619-2498 for more information. There is no golf course located on Fort Detrick. Fort Detrick has a golf driving range located at Nallin Farm Recreation Area.


Normal hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winter hours are Saturday, 9a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Groups can reserve the field on Fridays. A deposit fee of $100 is required for all group reservations and is nonrefundable if the group is a "no show". Call (301) 619-0247 to make reservations or visit

Jogging Trail and Track

The Jogging Trail follows around the post's perimeter and has several trails of different distances. The trail officially starts at the Odom Fitness Center but runners may start at any point.

Runners should exercise caution as new construction causes disruptions in the trail's path and rerouting is necessary. When all construction is completed, the trail will be redesigned. For more information call (301) 619-2498.


The Post Library, located in the Community Support Center, 1520 Freedman Dr., offers a collection of fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and reference books. Free computers are available for reference purposes.

Popular periodicals and magazines may be borrowed. The library subscribes to local and regional newspapers, including The Washington Post, Frederick News Post, The Federal Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S.A. Today, and the Army, Air Force, and Navy Times.

A popular paperback book swap allows patrons to bring in old books and exchange them for other titles.

The library has something for readers of all ages. A varied collection offers children an opportunity to read and borrow books at all reading levels in a separate children's section.

A variety of music CDs are available for your listening enjoyment, as well as a collection of DVD movies and an extensive collection of books on tape.

Operating hours for the Post Library is Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00p.m. The Post Library is closed weekends and holiday.

Copy Service: $0.10 per copy

Library Cards

Patrons will use their government issued ID Card as a library card. Active Duty Military, Retirees, and their family member, on-post government civilians, and contractors are eligible to use the Post Library. Family members must be listed in the sponsor's file.


Renewals may be made either in person or by telephone prior to the due date.

Overdue Items:

In compliance with our regulations we cannot charge patrons for overdue items. Patron with overdue item/items will not be able to check out any new items until the overdue items have been returned.

Patron with 7 overdue notices will be suspended for three months.

If overdue item is damaged or lost it the patron's responsibility to replace the item.

To prevent suspensions, you may call the Library Circulation to renew the material.

Computer use

Post Library has four computers for our patrons use with Internet Access. We have one computer available with a printer.

Children under the age of 13 will not be allowed computer access unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.

We ask that you limit your use to one hour in order to accommodate everyone. These are government computers and are subject to monitoring.

For more information, call 301-619-7519 or visit the Library website:

Picnic Area

The Nallin Farm Recreational Area is open to Fort Detrick active duty military and families, U.S. DOD APF/NAF civilians, and retirees for their activities and group picnics. The area is complete with three shelters, a grill pavilion, horseshoe pits, a stocked trout pond, playground, and bathrooms. The large pavilion accommodates 150-175 people and the two smaller ones up to 50.

Individuals or groups wanting to reserve a pavilion for their exclusive use, must complete a Nallin Farm Pavilion Reservation Form and pay a reservation fee. The Reservation Form is available online as a fillable PDF Form. Groups must reserve the area seven days in advance by contacting the Community Recreation Office, 301-619-3237 from 1000-1600 (Monday through Friday).

Nallin Farm Recreational Area is open from sunrise to sunset daily. All individuals and groups must leave the pavilions and area before dark.

Swimming Pools

Phone: 301-619-2498

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Holidays 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

This pool is designed for lap swim, training, and rehabilitation ONLY.

Outdoor Pool is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

For more information on swimming pool fees, daily passes, and swimming lessons, please contact the Fitness Center, Bldg. 1507, 301-619-2498.


Six surfaced tennis courts are available to military and civilian personnel. Military members have priority if the courts are filled. The courts are lighted, allowing for night play. Tennis Courts are located next to the Swimming Pool. Tennis shoes are required.


The TicketFunatic Office is located at Building 1520 Freedman Drive, Room 143. TicketFunatic offers discounted tickets to local attractions, seasonal theme parks, movie theaters, special events, and much more. TicketFunatic can help you plan vacations, cruises, tours, and make hotel reservations. TicketFunatic office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 301-619-2839 or go to the TicketFunatic website: