Next Big Project


The Next Big Project is the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek’s long-term community service effort. These projects usually take several years and make a big impact on the community. Each year, nonprofit organizations and public agencies are invited to submit concept plans/ideas for new projects. 

Past projects include:

Gymnasium in the PAL Center

RCCC helped bring a gymnasium to the PAL Center in Frederick. PAL works to advance and promote programs and activities for youth in the hopes of reducing delinquent activities. Local children over the age of 13 can use the weight lifting equipment alongside Frederick Police Officers. Participants will learn the techniques and discipline it takes to use the equipment properly and develop a healthy body and self-awareness within a supporting and encouraging environment.

Murals of Hope at FMH

Working alongside Splashes of Hope, RCCC brought nearly 80 customized, hand-painted murals to the halls of the Frederick Memorial Hospital Pediatric Unit. The murals help children and parents feel more comfortable in the hospital environment, and encourage patients to get out of bed and walk in the halls.

The Baker Park Community Bandshell

Over a two-year period, RCCC transformed the Bandshell at Baker Park with the help of various other community members and organizations. The club added new restrooms, new wings on the stage to give performers direct access to restroom and changing rooms, new audio and lighting systems, windows and trimmings hand-crafted by local artists, and a complete aesthetic renovation.

The Community Bridge Project

The Community Bridge mural project transformed a plain concrete bridge over Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick into the stunning illusion of an old stone bridge. The bridge acts as a centerpiece of the community and people come from all over the world to see it. RCCC donated $50,000 to the project to help with labor and materials.