Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park

"Today, in this place, we launch Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park, and its campus for the community-based nonprofit organizations that so effectively deliver behavioral health services, food assistance, job training, and anything and everything that promotes the social determinants of good health."  

County Executive Steuart Pittman
December 5, 2022 Inauguration Speech

Advisory Committee 

The Crownsville Advisory Committee shall act as an advisory body and be responsible for collecting public input on prospective uses of the Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park and advising the County Executive and county departments on the planning process. The Committee will make recommendations for uses of the property, taking into account the cultural history of the site, the health and wellness of residents, residents' need for recreation and parks, and necessary infrastructure to support these uses. Click here to learn more about the Committee and find information about upcoming meetings. 

Upcoming Committee Meeting

 January 29th  
 100 Community Place  Crownsville, MD 21032
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Upcoming Public Workshop

 February 13th  
 Rolling Knolls Elementary School - 1985 Valley Road, Annapolis, MD. 
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What Do We Own Now?

  • Full Parcel: Approximately 500 acres containing 76 structures
  • Maryland Environmental Trust Easement: Approximately 160 acres
  • Maryland Historic Trust Easement: Approximately 20 acres surrounding the core historic building complex comprised of 10 structures, all property development will be reviewed but limits on what we can do for these structures 
  • Current Major Tenants: Food Bank, Gaudenzia, Hope House
  • Water Utilities: Water treatment facility, drilled wells, two 250,000 gallon elevated water storage tanks, and a distribution network 
  • Wastewater Utilities: Wastewater treatment facility and collection network

What Have We Done?

  • Property transferred from The State of Maryland to Anne Arundel County in December 2022 
  • Rewriting leases with existing tenants
  • Initial clean up activities to include: road repairs, stormwater repairs, added signage
  • Addressing security issues
  • Artifact collection/recording
  • Master plan consultant procurement
  • Assessments of structures, electrical infrastructure, and water & sewer utilities
  • Environmental site assessments (ESAs)

What Is Coming Next?

Short Term Activities 

  • Forming advisory committees around 4 themes:
    • Cultural History
    • Health and Wellness
    • Infrastructure
    • Recreation and Parks 
  • Patient Cemetery Memorial 
  • Trail access connection to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area
  • Onsite condition assessments
  • Environmental site assessments (ESAs)

Longer Term Activities 

  • Master Planning for all activities on property
  • Resident input

We Want Your Feedback!

The Future of Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park Town Hall

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The County Executive's Office continues to accept feedback on this project. Please let us know what you'd like to see done with this property by emailing