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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.

All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

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

Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot at Cromwell Valley Park. RSVP Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, Ltmitchell4@comcast.net See website under volunteers for dates.

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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, Starting September 7 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – All ages. Join a Park volunteer for bird walks on: September 7, 21, 28: October 5, 19, 26: November 2, 9. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather! FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Outdoor Discoverers Nature Camp – Ages 5-7 – Session 2

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  June 24 to June 28, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 15 to July 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  July 29 to August 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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$150
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Full Thunder Moon Night Hike

Friday, July 19 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM Ages 5+. This is the month when thunderstorms are prevalent. Join a Naturalist to hear the thunderous cry of our local Owls and enjoy a campfire with S’mores. $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST EACH REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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

Saturday, July 20 at 1 PM to 3 PM Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. Meet some of the amazing animals that call Maryland home, then head outside to explore their natural summertime habitat. This program is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Participants receive a Cromwell Valley Park logo patch. Please do NOT bring siblings as this program is intended…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hike to the Marble Springs for a Frog Roundup

Sunday, July 21 at 1 PM to 3 PM Hike to the Marble Springs for a Frog Roundup – Ages 5+. Wear shoes that can get wet and we’ll supply the nets and capture containers. We’ll observe, identify and release. FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST EACH REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Young Naturalists Nature Camp – Ages 8-10 – Session 2

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  July 8 to July 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 22 to July 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  August 5 to August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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$150
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Butterflies Like It HOT!

Saturday, July 27 at 11 AM to 12:30 PM Butterflies Like It HOT! – REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist to identify and observe our butterflies! Learn why they prefer the “dog days of summer”. Bring binoculars so we can see them up-close without disturbing them. FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST EACH REGISTER FOR…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Ochre: Humanity’s Paint

Sunday, July 28 at 1 PM to 3 PM Ochre: Humanity’s Paint – Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist and learn the history of red ochre pigments used around the world. We’ll hike in the Minebank Run to collect and process the rock into paint. Bring a bandana or white shirt to paint. Wear shoes that can get wet. Only 10…

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Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Outdoor Discoverers Nature Camp – Ages 5-7 – Session 3

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  June 24 to June 28, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 15 to July 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  July 29 to August 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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$150
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.