CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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Photo by Bobby Phillips
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/

SOLD OUT – 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,

SOLD OUT – Self- Guided Halloween Treat Trek

All Ages. Bring your whole family to the Nature Center, where your adventure begins! Follow clues on this self-guided journey and then return to the center for a treat. Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume! $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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Animal Antics: Disguises and Tricks

Animal Antics: Disguises and Tricks - All Ages. Join a Naturalist to find out what predators do to trick their prey and what prey do to trick their predators. $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,

Marsupial Madness

All Ages. Come meet our resident Opossum, “Grinchy” and find out why he got that name! $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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Tree of Life

Ages 5+. Join a Naturalist as we explore inside and under fallen trees to see what creatures live there! $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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Project Feeder Watch Training

Adults. Count birds for science, but first, attend this training to learn how!  After the training, we will meet weekly at the Nature Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays for your 1-hour shift starting 11/18 and ending 4/8. Dress for the weather, training will take place outside. FREE! Reservations NOT required Nature Center

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Free
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,

L.B.J’s- “Little Brown Jobs”

Adults.  “Little Brown Jobs,” otherwise known as Sparrows, finches, and wrens, migrate and remain active in the fall. We’ll learn about their behavior and search for them in the Park. $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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