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.

UPDATED 3/23/20 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION:

  • WILLOW GROVE NATURE CENTER AND SHERWOOD OFFICES ARE CLOSED.
  • THE PARK IS OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.
  • PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY WEEKEND AND THE EGG HUNT ARE CANCELED.
  • ALL SPRING PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED.
  • PARK OFFICE MAY BE CONTACTED 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/

CANCELED – Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 28 through May 30 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks - Join a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 28 through May 30. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

CANCELED – Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

CANCELED – Night Out with Nature: “Native People of the Chesapeake”

Friday, April 10 at 7 PM to 9 PM Night Out with Nature: “Native People of the Chesapeake” with Brina Doyle - Adults. Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. The first people to live in what is now the state of Maryland, arrived before the Chesapeake Bay even existed. Who are they?…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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CANCELED – Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, April 11 to October 17 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 with Adult. Grow vegetables, flowers, & herbs while exploring the natural world of our garden. Join us to play, learn, craft, eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden at Willow Grove…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

CANCELED – Natural Dyes

Saturday, April 11 at 1 PM to 3 PM Natural Dyes – Ages 5+. Before commercial dyes, bright hues were derived from plants, animals, and minerals found in nature. Bring a dozen hard boiled eggs and learn to make your own natural dyes. $3 members/ $5 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Easter Sunday Self-Guided Trail Trek

Sunday, April 12 at 11 AM to 3 PM Easter Sunday Self-Guided Trail Trek – All ages.  Stop by our Nature Center, pick up a booklet and set off on a self-guided hike on our trails. Return to the center to pick up a prize and meet our special guest bunny! Drop-in Program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Nature Center REGISTRATION…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Trail Tots

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Trail Tots – 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.…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Trail Tots

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Trail Tots – 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.…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Postponed – Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

POSTPONED – Drop in Gardening

Saturday, April 18 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! -  Individuals/Families ages 13+. Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water.  You bring a hat, sun screen and a little energy. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

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Free
Children’s Garden,

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