CROMWELL VALLEY PARK
Calendar of Programs and Events

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).

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Date, time Activity, appropriate ages Description Fee, reservations Place
Saturday, January 20
at 1 to 2:30 PM
Animal Adaptations to Cold - All agesWhere do turtles go? Where are the frogs? Where are the snakes? Join us at the Nature Center to find out.FREE!Willow Grove Nature Center
Sunday, January 21
at 1 to 2:30 PM
Edible Greens & Pizza In Winter - All agesYes, there are edible plants found in winter. Head out with a Naturalist to find them and use them for toppings on your pizza! Dress for the weather! $3 members/$5 non-members.Willow Grove Nature Center
Saturday, January 27
at 1 to 3 PM
Build A Model Tree House – Ages 7+ with AdultLet your imagination soar while building a tree house using natural materials. For inspiration, we’ll first watch a clip of the best tree house ever, from the movie Swiss Family Robinson. We’ll provide the base and “tree” - you create the rooms. Space is limited! $5 members/$7 non-members.Willow Grove Nature Center
Saturday, January 27
at 2-4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days!Help us remove invasive plants from the Park – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Questions? Please contact Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Reservations NOT required.Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot.
Sunday, January 28
at 1 to 2 PM
Winter Tales – Ages 3 to 10In years past, stories were shared to pass the winter months. Listen to some tales while sipping hot cocoa.$2 members/$4 non-membersWillow Grove Nature Center
Friday, February 2
at 5:30 to 7 PM
Woodchuck the Weather Man Night Hike – Ages 5+Is this true? Can the woodchuck tell the weather? Where did this myth come from? Join a Naturalist for a night hike to a groundhog burrow. Dress for the weather!$2 members/$4 non-membersWillow Grove Nature Center
Saturday, February 3
at 1 to 3 PM
Mayan Chocolate Making – Ages 8+Theobroma Cacao in Latin means "“Food of the Gods" and is sacred to the Mayan people. Learn the traditional Mayan method for turning cacao beans into chocolate.FullWillow Grove Nature Center
Sunday, February 4
at 1 to 2:30 PM
Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi - Ages 8+What do they have in common? Fermentation of course! Learn how fermentation allows the planet to work, and then make your own kimchi. Bring a mason jar if you have one. $3 members/$5 non-members.Willow Grove Nature Center
Wednesday, February 7
at 2-4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days!Help us remove invasive plants from the Park – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Questions? Please contact Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Reservations NOT required.Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot.
Saturday, February 10 AND Sunday, February 11 Drop in anytime between 11 AM to 3 PM Maple Sugaring Weekend – All agesNative people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake.FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature Center
Saturday, February 10
at 2-4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days!Help us remove invasive plants from the Park – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Questions? Please contact Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Reservations NOT required.Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot.
Saturday, February 17
at 10 AM to 3 PM
Great Backyard Bird Count – Ages 8+Become a citizen scientist for a day as we collect data, look for birds, and discover ways to help our feathered friends. Reservations NOT required. FREE!Willow Grove Nature Center
Sunday, February 18
at 1 to 3 PM
Recycled Bird Feeders - All agesLearn about our feathered friends and then make a bird feeder, complete with bird seed!$2 members/$4 non-membersWillow Grove Nature Center
Monday, February 19 Happy President’s Day! The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open for this Baltimore County Holiday.
Saturday, February 24
at 1 to 3 PM
Slate Composite Tools – Ages 10+Inuit people used slate extensively in the high arctic. Learn how to shape slate into useful tools.Space is Limited!
$3 members/$5 non-members
Willow Grove Primitive Tech Laboratory
Saturday, February 24
at 2-4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days!Help us remove invasive plants from the Park – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Questions? Please contact Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Reservations NOT required.Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot.
Sunday, February 25
at 1 to 3 PM
Tracks on T-Shirts – All agesLearn to identify animals by the clues they leave behind and make your very own animal track t-shirt. You MUST bring a light color t-shirt from home.$2 members/$4 non-membersWillow Grove Nature Center
Wednesday, February 28
at 2-4 PM
Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days!Help us remove invasive plants from the Park – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Questions? Please contact Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Reservations NOT required.Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot.
Friday, March 2
7-9 PM
Night out with Nature
Adults
Game Wardens - The Thin Green Line - Join Loren Lustig as he shares true stories of what Game Wardens deal with when they go out into the forests and aquatic areas of the Commonwealth.$10 per person, includes dessertSherwood House

Updated January 18, 2018