CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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Photo by Bobby Phillips
Many thanks to Randall Peck for his photographs for our website use. Sherwood House Renovations have been completed!

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.
  • NEW ON-LINE SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE.   Check out Summer at CVP on our website.
  • 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/

Water, Water Everywhere!

Week of August 8th – August 14th Bring a net or borrow one from the Willow Grove Nature Center and see what you can find in Minebank Run or ponds! Look for ochre in Minebank, find artesian wells and more!

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

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

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$4
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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The Little Red Hen and Friends!

All Ages.  Meet HENrietta the “not so little” red hen and her feathery friends. Discover which chickens lay green eggs and which chickens lay brown eggs.

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Animal Adaptations for Summer

Ages 3+.  Learn how animals adapt to the summer heat and what they do to cool down.

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

Ages 8+.  Join a Naturalist to call in the flying tiger of the forest ~ the Great Horned Owl. Wear dark clothing and sturdy shoes.

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

Week of August 15th – August 21st Bring a net and capture container or borrow one from the Willow Grove Nature Center and look in different habitats (field and forest) or pick up a baby beetle pet from the Nature Center to take home! Go visit our bee hives and learn about honey. Photo by Randall Peck

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

Ages 8+.  Learn about the uses of red ochre pigments from around the world and then hike to Minebank Run to collect and process the rock into paint. Bring a bandana or white shirt to paint. Wear shoes or boots that can get wet!

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Turtle-y Awesome!

Ages 2+.  Many turtles call Cromwell Valley Park their home. Join a Naturalist as we meet some of our resident Turtles in their natural habitat.

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Birds of a Feather

Week of August 22nd – August 28th Bring or borrow binoculars from the Willow Grove Nature Center, go hiking in the morning and watch and listen for birds, play our bird scavenger hunt or bird bingo and build a bird craft at home.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

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

Find out more »
$4
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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