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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.

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. Wednesdays from 2 to 4 PM: MARCH 13, 27; APRIL 3, 24; MAY 8, 15. Saturdays from 2 to 4 PM: MARCH 2, 23; APRIL 20, 27; May…

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Maple Sugaring Weekend

Saturday, February 23 AND Sunday, February 24 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Maple Sugaring Weekend – Sunday

Saturday, February 23 AND Sunday, February 24 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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NOWN – Lights Out Baltimore

Lindsay Jacks is the Director of Lights Out Baltimore (LOB), a non-profit of the Baltimore Bird Club that strives to make Baltimore safe for migratory birds. LOB walks a 5-mile loop downtown during migration season to rescue injured birds and collect the dead ones that have fallen victim to light pollution and glass collisions. LOB works with the city and…

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$10
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Wake Up, Sleepy Head

Ages 5 to 10. Join a Naturalist to find out how our hibernating animals know when it’s time to wake up from a long winter’s nap. We’ll search for early signs of spring. Dress for the weather. FREE! Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Wet Boots & Frog Snoots

Ages 5+. Wear waterproof boots and join a Naturalist as we search for Cromwell Valley's awesome amphibians! FREE! Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mad as a March Hare

All ages. Are rabbits hares? Learn the difference and discover where they live and what they eat. $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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Antifreeze in the Natural World

Sunday, March 10 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Antifreeze in the Natural World – All ages. Where do turtles go in the cold winter months? Join a Naturalist and discover how frogs, toads, and turtles survive. $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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Trail Guide Training

Wednesday, March 13, Thursday, March 14 & Friday, March 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM Adults. We are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! March 13 at Marshy Point, March 14 at Cromwell Valley Park, March 15 at Eden Mill Nature Center. Trail guides assist with programs, special events and animal care. Training will familiarize you with…

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$5
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Plan Bee

Saturday, March 16 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Plan Bee – Ages 5+. Learn all about bees including the native species such as the Mason & Leafcutter bees. You’ll do your part in supporting the habitat of these low-maintenance insects by creating a nesting can for your yard. $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center

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$5

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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.