CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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Many thanks to Randall Peck for his photographs for our website use.

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.

UPDATED 7/1/20 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION:

  • THE PARK IS OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.  Gates will be locked shortly after sunset.
  • Willow Grove Nature Center has reopened as of July 1, 2020
  • Porta-potties are closed, so please plan accordingly.
  • In-Person, Hybrid and Virtual Nature Education Programming is available.   Please see our EVENTS AND PROGRAMS link at the top of this page.
  • NO BICYCLES are permitted on our trails.
  • The Park office may be reached at 410-887-2503 or info@cromwellvalleypark.org.
All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

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

Autumn’s Insect Symphony Night Hike

Ages 8+. Let’s celebrate autumn by heading out on a night hike to find and identify those musicians that chirp, click, zip, buzz and rattle from the meadows and trees all around us. Bring your flashlight and some patience as we investigate these insects up close. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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It’s a Bomb! ~ A Seed Bomb

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we have an EXPLOSIVE good time making seed bombs out of clay with native seeds. Be careful throwing these “bombs” in your garden, they may explode into beautiful native flowers! $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Animal Encounter: Meet Quacky and Webster!

All Ages.  You’ll have a QUACKtastic time meeting the Nature Center’s dynamic ducky duo! $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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How ‘bout them Apples!

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we look at the Appalachian art form of making apple heads, corn husk dolls, and learning how important apples were to the Sherwood Farm! Bring your own paring knife with you. $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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A Walk in the Park

Ages 5+. Enjoy the crisp fall air and join a Naturalist as we hike to their favorite spot in the Park. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hike to the Balancing Reservoir

Adults Only. Join a Naturalist as we hike to the north eastern edge of the park to find out how the flow of water was controlled and managed from Loch Raven Dam to Baltimore’s water treatment plant at Lake Montebello. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members / $4 non-members. Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ September 5, 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 21. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Doe, a Deer!

Ages 5+. There are many deer that call Cromwell Valley Park their home. Join a Naturalist as we hike in the forest to identify the signs of the deer that live here. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members /$4 non-members.  Nature Center

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Spend your weekends this Fall at CVP! Songbird migration will be in full swing & we will be watching the skies for migrating hawks, as well. Dust off your binoculars & put on those hiking shoes to enjoy one of the PREMIERE MIGRATION SITES ON THE EAST COAST. Registration is required for each session and walks are limited to 10…

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Paint a Pumpkin

All Ages.  Choose a pumpkin to decorate from our “pumpkin patch”. $3 members PER PUMPKIN /$5 non-members PER PUMPKIN. Nature Center

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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