CONTACT: 410-887-2503

THE WILLOW GROVE ENTRANCE WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION MAY 17TH - 20TH FOR GATE REPLACEMENT FROM 8 AM - 4 PM. Please respect the traffic controllers as they will be working on one side of the gate at a time. You may always use the Sherwood Farm entrance of the park and walk through the access road to Willow Grove Nature Center.
THE PARK IS OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET. Gates will be locked shortly after sunset. No bicycles are permitted on our trails.

The Park office may be reached at 410-887-2503 or info@cromwellvalleypark.org

Our Mission

The Cromwell Valley Park Council (CPVC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of Cromwell Valley Park as a public space for passive recreation and School Programs. The CVPC works in cooperation with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and other entities to maintain, preserve and protect the natural environment and historic structures in the Park.

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DON'T MISS THE LATEST CVP HAPPENINGS
Director’s Blog by John Canoles – Nesting Birds

All throughout the park wildlife is readying to produce the next generation.

Director’s Blog by John Canoles – Vernal Pools

The evening rains added to a vernal pool formed along the floodplain of Minebank Run

All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

To register for an event, please go to https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/

Habitat Hike – SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 15 at 1 PM to 3 PM Habitat Hike – All Ages. What moves in a meadow? Who swims in a stream? What frolics in the forest? Join a Naturalist to find out! $2 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike – SOLD OUT

Friday, May 20 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike – All Ages. Let’s explore some of our park’s habitats at night and see who wakes up once the sun goes down. We will learn about what adaptations help nocturnal creatures thrive in the dark. $2 members/ $4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Birdwalk – FREE

Saturdays, March 26 through May 28 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 26 through May 28. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Bring binoculars, if you have them! Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Campfire Fun – SOLD OUT

Saturday, May 21 at 12 PM to 2 PM Campfire Fun – Ages 5+. Create campfire memories with your family this season. Join a Naturalist as we learn how to make fun and easy campfire treats. $3 members/ $5 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Kudzo Removal – Volunteer Opportunity

Join the Habitat Restoration Team in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection to help remove the invasive Kudzo Vine from the Park. Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts.

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Beaver Valley

Sunday, May 22 at 1 PM to 3 PM Beaver Valley – Ages 8+. Cromwell Valley has beavers from time to time. Join us at the Nature Center to learn how these animals shape the landscape, then hike with a Naturalist to look for signs of beaver. $2 members/ $4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Spring Senior Stroll – Wednesdays

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Spring Senior Stroll – Ages 55+ Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our naturalists along some of Cromwell Valley's less strenuous trails. FREE! Registration Required. Meet at Willow Grove parking lot. ADULTS MUST REGISTER FOR…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Birdwalk – FREE

Saturdays, March 26 through May 28 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 26 through May 28. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Bring binoculars, if you have them! Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hike through History

Saturday, May 28 at 1 PM to 3 PM Hike through History – Adults. Historic homes, hidden civic works projects, and mysterious grave sites. Discover the secrets hidden inside Cromwell Valley Park. Come prepared to walk! Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members/ $4 non-members. ONLY ADULTS 18+ MAY REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Frog Round Up – SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 29 at 10 AM to 12 PM Frog Round Up – Ages 8+. Wear your waterproof shoes or boots as we hike to Marble Springs. We’ll provide the nets and capture containers. After identifying our catch, we will release all critters back into the pond. $2 members/ $4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Monday to Friday
9 am to 2 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Hours

Closed Monday
Tuesday to Sunday
9 am to 4 pm

In case of inclement weather, the Nature Center and activities follow the Baltimore County Schools. Check at Public Schools for latest info on closing. If closing early, all evening activities at the Park are cancelled.