CROMWELL VALLEY PARK
Calendar of Programs and Events

Sponsored by
Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks
and
Cromwell Valley Park Council
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, MD 21234

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS, unless stated otherwise.
PLEASE CONTACT US at 410-887-2503, or info@cromwellvalleypark.org, to make your reservations.


These programs are designed to provide a healthy and enjoyable experience for your child. They are not designed to provide childcare. Therefore, parents are encouraged to discuss attendance expectations with their children. Department staff cannot detain youth wishing to leave at any time. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Should you require special attention (i.e. sign language interpreter, large print, etc.), please give us as much notice as possible by calling the Park Office and/or the Therapeutic office at 410-887-5370 or 410-887-5319 (TTY/Deaf).

The Park follows the Baltimore County Public School system for inclement weather closings. Check their status here.

Link to printable version:    Spring

Date, time Activity, appropriate ages Description Fee, reservations Place
Sunday, April 1
1 to 3 PM
Saturdays, April 7 to October 20
9:30 to 11 AM
Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 with AdultGrow vegetables, flowers, & herbs while exploring the natural world of our garden. Join us to play, learn, craft, & eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden at Willow Grove Nature Center. Only registered children may attend - no siblings.$35 members /$45 non-members for all sessions in the 2018 season.Children’s Garden
Tuesdays, April 10 to May 15
10:30 to 11:30 AM
or
Wednesdays, April 11 to May 16
10:30 to 11:30 AM
Polliwog Preschool Club – Ages 2 to 5 with AdultDiscovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts. Non-mobile siblings only, parent/guardian must be an active participant. Dress for the outdoors.FullWillow Grove
Nature Center
Thursdays, April 12 to October 18
9:30 to 11:00 AM
Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) twice a month to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers and tend to our community plots in our Garden. We’ll provide the seeds and seedlings for planting, and enjoy new recipes together with our harvest.$35 members /$45 non-members for all sessionsChildren’s Garden
Saturday, April 14
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, April 14
9 AM to noon
Drop in Gardening! - Individuals/Families ages 13+Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water. You bring a hat, sun screen and a little energy.FREE! Reservations NOT requiredChildren’s Garden
Saturday, April 14
1 PM to 2 PM
Baby Animal Time! – All agesJoin a Naturalist to see and touch all of our spring babies, then enjoy a story and a snack.FREE!Willow Grove
Nature Center
Sunday, April 15
1 PM to 3 PM
Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto – Ages 5+Grab your work gloves and join us as we pull this invasive weed. Then follow us back to the kitchen to learn how to turn this pest into delicious garlic mustard pesto!$3 members /$5 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Wednesday, April 18
2 to 4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Meet at the
Sherwood House
Parking Lot.
Saturday, April 21
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, April 21
1 to 3 PM
Traps, Triggers & Dead Falls – Ages 8+For thousands of years, these hunting devices have been used all around the world. Learn to make and set dead fall traps using local natural materials. Participants are required to bring a small knife with non-serrated blade.$2 members / $4 non-membersPrimitive Tech Laboratory
Sunday, April 22
1 to 2:30 PM
Earth Day – All agesLearn about why Earth Day is more important than ever and help us plant native wild flowers.FREE!Nature Center
Wednesday, April 25
2 to 4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Meet at the
Sherwood House
Parking Lot.
Friday, April 27
8 to 9:30 PM
The Full Fish Moon Hike – Ages 5+ Migrations of fish traveled our waterways to spawn in April. Join a Naturalist for an aquatic night hike. Wear shoes and/or boots that can get wet.$2 members /$4 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Saturday, April 28
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, April 28
1 to 3 PM
Earth Oven & Wild Edibles – Ages 5+Join a Naturalist to hike to discover tasty morsels to put on a pizza cooked in the earth oven.$4 members /$6 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Saturday, April 28
2 to 4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Meet at the
Sherwood House
Parking Lot.
Sunday, April 29
1 to 3 PM
Trek to the Eck Path – AdultsWalk the trail loop around the Eck Farm with a Naturalist while learning about park history and natural history.FREE!Willow Grove
Nature Center
Saturdays, May 5
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, May 5, 10-4
and
Sunday, May 6, 10-1
Primitive Technology Weekend - All agesYou are invited to the Willow Grove Nature Center’s Annual Primitive Technology Workshop for the purpose of sharing knowledge and hands-on experience in the replication of items composed of stone, bone, wood, and natural fibers.FREE! Reservations NOT requiredWillow Grove
Nature Center
Wednesday, May 9
2 to 4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Meet at the
Sherwood House
Parking Lot.
Friday, May 11
7 to 9 PM
Night Out with Nature
Adults
"The Maryland Biodiversity Project" with Jim Brighton. Spend your evening with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. Co-founder, Jim Brighton, will join us to talk about the Maryland Biodiversity Project, a non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things in our state. The project was started in 2012, with Bill Hubick, in an effort to promote education and conservation of Maryland's natural resources.$10 per personSherwood House
Saturdays, May 12
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, May 12
9:30 to 11 AM
Discovering Orioles – Ages 5+Join a Naturalist for an intimate glimpse into the nesting habits of our resident Baltimore Orioles.$2 members /$4 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Saturday, May 12, 11-4
and
Sunday, May 13, 11-3
TALMAR GARDENS
Mother’s Day Plant Sale - All ages!
TALMAR invites you to purchase your flowers, vegetables, & herbs at our annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Come check it out & support their programs that serve wounded warriors and individuals with disabilities. Call: 410.825.220, or Email: talmar@talmar.org, for more information.Free entryUse the Sherwood Farm entrance and follow the signs.
Sunday, May 13
1 to 3 PM
Mother’s Day Tea – Ages 8+Celebrate the mom in your life by sharing Mother Earth’s tea. Learn the health benefits of natural teas, gather local plants, enjoy a hot porcelain cup of tea, then take the cup home with you!$5 members /$7 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Saturday, May 19
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, May 19
1 to 2:30 PM
Spring Wildflower Walk – Ages 5+Wildflowers have stories behind their names. Join a Naturalist to learn their fascinating tales.FREEWillow Grove
Nature Center
Saturday, May 19
2 to 4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Meet at the
Sherwood House
Parking Lot.
Sunday, May 20
1 to 3 PM
Faeries and Elves of the Forest – Ages 3+Kubiando! Welcome to the realm of the faeries! Make a wand and crown and then head into the forest to share in the magic. Come dressed in your faerie finery.$2 members /$4 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Wednesday, May 23
2 to 4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Meet at the
Sherwood House
Parking Lot.
Friday, May 25
8:30 to 9:30 PM
Full Flower Moon Night Hike and Campfire – Ages 5+Take a moonlit stroll and then gather around a campfire.$3 members /$5 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center
Saturday, May 26
8 to 10 AM
Saturday Morning Bird WalksJoin a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 31 through the May 26.FREE! Reservations NOT required.Meet at the
Willow Grove
Parking Lot
Saturday, May 26
9 to noon
Drop in Gardening! - Individuals/Families ages 13+Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water. You bring a hat, sun screen and a little energy.FREE! Reservations NOT requiredChildren’s Garden
Saturday, May 26
1 to 3 PM
Girl Scouts Day - Ages 5-11Meet some of the amazing animals that call Maryland home, then head outside to explore their natural habitat. This program is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Participants receive a Cromwell Valley Park patch.$5 per ScoutWillow Grove
Nature Center
Sunday, May 27
1 to 3 PM
Corn & Dog Roast – Ages 5+Join us for some fun and food! Native Americans ate corn and their dogs. We'll show you how to make and cook tortillas over an open flame, which can then be wrapped around a hotdog to enjoy.$3 members /$5 non-membersWillow Grove
Nature Center

Updated April 9, 2018