The City of Manassas is gaining more greenery.
A new park will be opening to community members.
It will stand on 3.65 acres that’s being purchased from the Prince William Hospital Corporation, according to a release.
The city is also buying the Annaburg Manor, a 35-room house Robert Portner constructed in 1892.
“This beautiful piece of land will make a great addition to the City’s parkland,” Mayor Hal Parrish said in a release. “On a beautiful day, I can see children playing in the park, folks taking a break from the day in this space, and even an occasional wedding or event taking place here.”
Annaburg Manor served as a nursing and rehabilitation center between the 1960s and 2007.
It was operated by Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center, which is formerly known as Prince William Hospital.
A non-profit will be responsible for preserving Annaburg Manor.
The Prince William Hospital Corporation will offer a $75,000 challenge donation to the non-profit, which will have three years to match the funds.
“We listened to community sentiment that this beautiful and significant property not be used for a future healthcare facility,” Prince William Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Danziger said in a release. “We are pleased to join the City’s efforts to restore this property as parkland for community use through a contribution of $75,000 for restoration and maintenance of the space.”
Proceeds from the $846,000 deal will be used for health care programs and services for city residents.
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