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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1994
Anne Arundel County officials say the new miniature golf course scheduled to open Saturday in Friendship Park will help clean up the park, but owners of a nearby golf practice center say it will take away some of their business.They also say the deal between the county and the course's developers puts them at a disadvantage.The course is part of a joint-venture that includes a driving range, batting cages and other games that opened last year. It will be the latest attraction at the Glen Burnie Golf Center at Friendship Park.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2005
A CHUNK of Howard County government-owned acreage in West Friendship on which various recreation groups have cast covetous eyes in recent years seems on the verge of getting its first tenant. No, it is not a proposed public golf course for the farmland, off Route 144 opposite the Howard County Fairgrounds; that was voted down several years ago. It won't be ball fields, although as recently as a year ago several youth soccer, baseball and softball clubs were in talks with the county rec department, trying to make that concept work.
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NEWS
October 9, 1992
For years, Friendship Park has attracted activities that were a mite too friendly. The park, on a secluded stretch of Dorsey Road near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, gained a reputation beyond Anne Arundel County's borders as a haunt for overt homosexual and drug activity. Police made numerous arrests there over the years. A TV news crew once even stumbled on some illegal recreating at the park, and, as they say in the business, had film at 11.County officials were at a loss as to how to rid the park of its ill repute until they realized that the problem seemed to diminish several weeks a year when a farmer would bring a traveling petting zoo there for children.
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By TaNoah Morgan and Jennifer Langston and TaNoah Morgan and Jennifer Langston,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
The man thought it was a beautiful day in Queenstown Park Friday until police put handcuffs on him shortly after noon.The Laurel resident was charged with soliciting to perform a sex act on a police officer. He was taken to Harbour Hospital after he complained of chest pains.His arrest was among the first in a police crackdown on men who have sex with other men in Queenstown Park. The park on Queenstown Road in Severn has been the target of undercover operations before, but this time officers say they hope to keep the men away by banning those they arrest from all county parks.
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May 14, 1991
County police detectives charged three men with trespassing and a fourth with sexually assaulting a police officer in Friendship Park Friday.Gary Alan Fisher, 51, of Eatontown, N.J.; Harry Leroy Kellogg, 50, of Glen Burnie, and Terry Jon Ryder, 30, of Baltimore, were charged with trespassing after police found them in the Glen Burnie Park. Donald Thomas Clark, 40, of Glen Burnie, was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense, police said.County police said the park is often used as a meeting place for men who trade sexual favors.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
Don't rev up the golf cart yet, but plans for Howard County's second golf course took a step forward yesterday when the state approved a $546,000 grant to buy more land for a park in West Friendship.The state Board of Public Works, which includes Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, approved the grant 2-0. Treasurer Richard M. Dixon, the third member of the board, was absent. The money comes from the state's Program Open Space, intended to protect undeveloped land.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | July 15, 1992
Soon, you will be able to play miniature golf and watch airplanes land at the same time.The county has chosen a Glen Burnie company called Privatization Plus to run a driving range and miniature golf course at Friendship Park, off Dorsey Road opposite Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Jack Keene, head of planning and construction for the county Recreation and Parks Department, said the additions are part of an effort to spruce up the park and improve it for families.The 160-acre park is owned by the state, which leases it to the county for $1 a year.
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September 29, 1992
Sports-area construction is set for Friendship ParkCounty recreation and parks officials hope to start construction late this fall on improvements for approximately 40 acres of the 160-acre Friendship Park and be able to open some of the new facilities next spring.Jack Keene, head of planning and construction for the department, recently told the BWI Neighbors Committee that the improvements, which include a miniature golf course, a driving range, group picnic areas and batting cages, are expected to cost between $700,000 and $800,000.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | May 5, 1993
Some men go to Queenstown Park, police say, for more than a stroll along the pathways through the woods. More than two dozen routinely show up at the park around lunchtime seeking homosexual liaisons, investigators say.As part of a sting operation prompted by complaints from residents who live nearby or use the park on Queenstown Road, county police have charged four men since Friday with indecent exposure and fourth-degree sex offenses, Detective Kevin...
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | May 13, 1993
A golf center featuring a driving range and putting green, part of a public-private partnership, officially tees off today in an Anne Arundel County park a mile from another driving range.The Glen Burnie Golf Center, a $750,000 investment by Privatization Plus Inc. of Glen Burnie, sits on 40 acres of Friendship Park, which the county leases from the state. When completed, it will include a variety of golf facilities and batting cages, as well as free fishing and picnic areas and volleyball.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
Don't rev up the golf cart yet, but plans for Howard County's second golf course took a step forward yesterday when the state approved a $546,000 grant to buy more land for a park in West Friendship.The state Board of Public Works, which includes Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, approved the grant 2-0. Treasurer Richard M. Dixon, the third member of the board, was absent. The money comes from the state's Program Open Space, intended to protect undeveloped land.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1994
Anne Arundel County officials say the new miniature golf course scheduled to open Saturday in Friendship Park will help clean up the park, but owners of a nearby golf practice center say it will take away some of their business.They also say the deal between the county and the course's developers puts them at a disadvantage.The course is part of a joint-venture that includes a driving range, batting cages and other games that opened last year. It will be the latest attraction at the Glen Burnie Golf Center at Friendship Park.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | May 13, 1993
A golf center featuring a driving range and putting green, part of a public-private partnership, officially tees off today in an Anne Arundel County park a mile from another driving range.The Glen Burnie Golf Center, a $750,000 investment by Privatization Plus Inc. of Glen Burnie, sits on 40 acres of Friendship Park, which the county leases from the state. When completed, it will include a variety of golf facilities and batting cages, as well as free fishing and picnic areas and volleyball.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | May 5, 1993
Some men go to Queenstown Park, police say, for more than a stroll along the pathways through the woods. More than two dozen routinely show up at the park around lunchtime seeking homosexual liaisons, investigators say.As part of a sting operation prompted by complaints from residents who live nearby or use the park on Queenstown Road, county police have charged four men since Friday with indecent exposure and fourth-degree sex offenses, Detective Kevin...
NEWS
December 24, 1992
Lease approved for Friendship rec facilityVisitors to Friendship Park near Baltimore-Washington International Airport should be able to tee off at a driving range this spring and practice their batting swings by summer.The state's Board of Public Works yesterday approved a 20-year lease of the park to Anne Arundel County and a sublease of 40 acres of the park to a private recreation facility operator.The only obstacle remaining is for the county to sign its final agreement with Privatization Plus Inc. of Glen Burnie to operate a miniature golf course, driving range and batting cages at the park.
NEWS
October 9, 1992
For years, Friendship Park has attracted activities that were a mite too friendly. The park, on a secluded stretch of Dorsey Road near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, gained a reputation beyond Anne Arundel County's borders as a haunt for overt homosexual and drug activity. Police made numerous arrests there over the years. A TV news crew once even stumbled on some illegal recreating at the park, and, as they say in the business, had film at 11.County officials were at a loss as to how to rid the park of its ill repute until they realized that the problem seemed to diminish several weeks a year when a farmer would bring a traveling petting zoo there for children.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | August 11, 1991
Jessie Seibert moved into her home on the western edge of Baltimore-Washington International Airport 42 years ago, content to settle downwith her husband and raise a family.But as the airport grew, Seibert's one-story ranch home on Forest Avenue in Harmans became an unbearable place to live -- constantly rocked by jet planes taking off from a nearby runway."Two nights ago, I got two hours of sleep," said Seibert, who is 63 years old. "They ran into the early morning and started again at 5a.m.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | July 15, 1992
Soon, you will be able to play miniature golf and watch airplanes land at the same time.The county has chosen a Glen Burnie company called Privatization Plus to run a driving range and miniature golf course at Friendship Park, off Dorsey Road opposite Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Jack Keene, head of planning and construction for the county Recreation and Parks Department, said the additions are part of an effort to spruce up the park and improve it for families.The 160-acre park is owned by the state, which leases it to the county for $1 a year.
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