CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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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Mud & Fire ~ Part I

Saturday, July 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM Mud & Fire ~ Part I – Ages 12 +. Using clay from White Marsh Run, you’ll learn how native people made pottery using their tools and techniques. We suggest you sign up for next weekend's program to fire your pot. $2 members / $4 non-members. Primitive Technology Laboratory. BOTH ADULTS…

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$4
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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4th of July Adventure Trek

Sunday, July 3 at 10 AM to 2 PM 4th of July Adventure Trek – All Ages. Your adventure starts at the Nature Center. Stop by to get started on a self-guided journey, and then return to the Nature Center to pick up your red, white, or blue prize. FREE! Registration required. ONLY CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 4 Happy 4th of July! The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open for this Baltimore County Holiday.

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Mud & Fire ~ Part II

Saturday, July 9 at 1 PM to 3 PM Mud & Fire ~ Part II – Ages 12+. A clay pot is just mud until it has been fired. Bring your pot from Part I and learn how pottery was fired on a campfire. The firing process may not be complete by the time you leave. Cooled pots may be…

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$4
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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SOLD OUT – BERRY-licious

Sunday, July 10 at 1 PM to 3 PM BERRY-licious– Ages 5+. Wild berries are ripe for the picking. Join a Naturalist as we forage for berries and make berry shortcakes in our Earth Oven. $3 members / $5 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Moths in the Moonlight

Friday, July 15 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM Moths in the Moonlight – Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we celebrate upcoming National Moth week by learning about Saturniid moths and why moths are attracted to lights. We’ll leave the light on for you! $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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Become a Project Budburst Community Scientist

Saturday, July 16 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Become a Project Budburst Community Scientist – Ages 8+. Come join a naturalist as we observe flowering plants up close and learn about what types of amazing pollinators visit them. What we see and record will help researchers better understand how our changing climate is influencing the life cycles of plants.…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Summer Snake Safari

Sunday, July 17 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Summer Snake Safari – All Ages. Join a naturalist for a fun “snake safari” as we look for native snakes at Cromwell Valley Park. $2 members / $4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Attendance: 15

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Top Ten Trees

Saturday, July 23 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Top Ten Trees – All Ages. In years gone by people relied on trees to provide them with food, shelter, tools, and more. Learn how to identify the 10 most useful trees in Baltimore County. $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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Hours

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.