CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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.

  • THE PARK IS OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.  Gates will be locked shortly after sunset.
  • 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/

Saturday Bird Walk

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Wizards, Wands & Broomsticks!

Saturday, October 30 at 1 PM to 3 PM Wizards, Wands & Broomsticks! – Ages 6 to 13 with adult. Make your own magical sedge broomstick and decorated stick wand. Please do not bring siblings younger than 6 years of age. Parent/Guardian must be an active participant, $2 members /$3 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR…

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$3
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Self- Guided Halloween Treat Trek

Sunday, October 31 at 11 AM to 3 PM 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 BOTH ADULTS…

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

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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

Saturday, November 6 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Friction Fire– Ages 13+. Humans are the only animals on the planet that make fire & cook. Learn how to make a friction fire using natural materials. $2 members /$3 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$3
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Scout Day: Orienteering at Cromwell

Sunday, November 7 at 1 PM to 3 PM Scout Day: Orienteering at Cromwell – Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. You’ll learn how to navigate the woods and meadows of Cromwell with a compass by using our Eagle Scout orienteering map. Bring your own compass with you and wear sturdy shoes. This program is for both Girl and Boy…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Project Feeder Watch Training

Wednesday, November 10 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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. FREE! Reservations are NOT required. Nature Center REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT Attendance:…

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

Saturdays, Starting September 25 through November 13 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This fall join a Park Naturalist on Saturdays for an early morning bird walk. Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $2 Donation Requested to Reserve your Space

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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L.B.J’s- “Little Brown Jobs”

Saturday, November 13 at 1 PM to 3 PM 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 BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
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 2PM TO 4PM on SEPTEMBER 18, OCTOBER 16, OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 13, NOVEMBER 27, DECEMBER 4, DECEMBER 18 Meet…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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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.