CONTACT: 410-887-2503/2504

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.

Upcoming Events

Maple Sugaring Weekend

Saturday, February 23 AND Sunday, February 24 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native 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. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Night Hike

Friday, January 18 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Night Hike - Ages 8+. Hike to the old stone shelter and listen for “Mr. Hooty”. Dress for the weather! $2 members/$4 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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

Edible Greens & Pizza in Winter

Saturday, January 19 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Edible Greens & Pizza in Winter - All ages. Yes, there are edible plants found in the winter. Head out with a Naturalist to find them and use them for toppings on your pizza! Dress for the weather! $4 members/$6 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$6

Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi

Sunday, January 20 at 1 PM 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. $5 members/ $7 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Gourd Bowls with Stone Tools

Saturday, January 26 at 1 PM to 3 PM Gourd Bowls with Stone Tools – Adults. Gourds were some of mankind’s earliest containers. Using flint, we will open and shape our containers and then decorate with ochre. Space is limited! $5 members/$7 non-members. Primitive Tech Laboratory Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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$7

Where Do They Go?

Sunday, January 27 at 1 PM to 2 PM Where Do They Go? – Adults. Streams and rivers seem devoid of fish in the winter. What happens to them and where do they go? Dress for the weather! FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center Register by calling 410-887-2503 or emailing info@cromwellvalleypark.org

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

Whistle Pigs

Saturday, February 2 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Whistle Pigs - All ages. Whistle Pigs, Pasture Poodles, Land Beaver, Woodchuck and Groundhog are all the same animal. Join a Naturalist to discover the world of this animal of mystery and look for a den! FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center Register by calling 410-887-2503 or emailing info@cromwellvalleypark.org

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Visit our Nature Center Day!

Sunday, February 3 at 11 AM to 3 PM Visit our Nature Center Day! - All ages. Visit the Nature Center, enjoy the exhibits, visit with our animals, and have a cup of hot chocolate or coffee on us! Drop in program. Reservations NOT required. FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mayan Chocolate Making

Saturday, February 9 at 1 PM 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. $10 members/ $12 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$12

Happy Hearts!

Sunday, February 10 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Happy Hearts! – Ages 3 to 10. Join a Naturalist to make heart shaped pizzas and heart shaped bird feeders for our feathered friends. $4 members/$6 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$6

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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.