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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.

UPDATED 11/13/20 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.
  • Porta-potties are closed, so please plan accordingly.  NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS AVAILABLE!
  • Willow Grove Nature Center and the Sherwood House Office are CLOSED as of 11/16/20.
  • 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 – Polliwogs – Tuesdays

Tuesdays, April 20 to May 25 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 21 to May 26 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Polliwogs – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts. Non-mobile…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwogs – Wednesdays

Tuesdays, April 20 to May 25 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 21 to May 26 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Polliwogs – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts. Non-mobile…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Scout Day – Stream Cleanup

Saturday, April 24 at 1 PM to 3 PM Scout Day ~ Stream Cleanup – Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. This program is for both Girl AND Boy Scouts. We’ll do our part this Earth Day to help clean our streams. Join a Naturalist as we comb our streams looking for trash and debris. Bring a pair of work…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Volunteer! Habitat Restoration Team Weed Warrior Day

Habitat Restoration Team - Weed Warrior Days! We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant/seed natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Saturdays from 2 to 4 PM on MARCH 13, 27; APRIL 10, 24 MAY 15, 29. Meet at the Sherwood House…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Wild Edible Spring Greens

Sunday, April 25 at 1PM to 3 PM Wild Edible Spring Greens - Ages 12+. Spring greens are a welcome tonic after a long winter. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare the earliest wild edibles of the season. $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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Amazing Amphibians Night Hike

Friday, April 30 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Amazing Amphibians Night Hike - Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist with a net and we will hear who is singing and see who is egg slinging! Wear sturdy boots/shoes that can get wet and bring a headlamp or flashlight! $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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Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturdays, March 27; April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8,22,29 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Earth Skills Weekend: Ancient Arts

Saturday, May 1 at 10 AM to 12 PM Earth Skills Weekend: Ancient Arts - All Ages. Join a Naturalist as we learn how to turn rocks into paint and clay into bowls and beads. Bring a white shirt or bandana 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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Earth Skills Weekend: The Atlatl

Saturday, May 1 at 1 PM to 3 PM Earth Skills Weekend: The Atlatl - Adults. Learn to make a simple atlatl from branches and one feathered dart to throw. Bring a non-serrated pocketknife if you have one. $3 members/ $5 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab

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$5
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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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.