Anne Arundel County has agreed to purchase 71 acres of land on Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie for a future park and potential school site. The proposed agreement comes as the county has begun an initiative to acquire the needed land for schools and parks. This announced purchase is the third major land acquisition announcement since the summer.

In May, County Executive Steve Schuh, along with Speaker Mike Busch, announced that Anne Arundel County is in negotiations to buy a 100-plus-acre parcel of property for a future school site and/or regional park in the Brooklyn Park/North County area.

The purchase of the Glen Burnie parcel off Hospital Drive, currently owned by the Pumphrey family, was made possible through the county executive’s Land Acquisition Fund, which was initially proposed in this year’s budget.