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.

All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

To register for an event, please go to https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/

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. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot at Cromwell Valley Park. RSVP Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, Ltmitchell4@comcast.net See website under volunteers for dates.

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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, Starting September 7 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – All ages. Join a Park volunteer for bird walks on: September 7, 21, 28: October 5, 19, 26: November 2, 9. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather! FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Counting on Nature

Saturday, September 21 at 1 PM to 3 PM Counting on Nature – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult.  Learn about numbers and animals while visiting the Nature Center with your little one. Non-mobile siblings only, parent/guardian must be an active participant. $2 members/$4 non-members. Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER.

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Tour of the Sherwood House

Sunday, September 22 at 1 PM to 2 PM Tour of the Sherwood House – Adults. Take a history tour of the Sherwood Mansion and get a little “behind the scenes” look at this home that was built in 1935. $2 members/$4 non-members. Meet AT THE Sherwood House

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$4
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwog Preschool Club

Tuesdays, September 24 to October 29 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Registration for this program is available ONLY through our on-line system.  Polliwog Preschool Club – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwog Preschool Club

Tuesdays, September 24 to October 29 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Registration for this program is available ONLY through our on-line system.  Polliwog Preschool Club – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Autumn Solstice Bonfire

Friday, September 27 at 7:30 PM to 9 PM Autumn Solstice Bonfire & Smores – Ages 5+.  Join a Naturalist for some fun around the campfire! $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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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, September 14 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, sunscreen and a little energy. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Children’s Garden

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Felt Autumn Wreaths

Saturday, September 28 at 1 PM to 3 PM Felt Autumn Wreaths – Ages 8+.  Learn how to make a simple felt wreath. We will decorate our creations with natural trimmings gathered from our forest and fields. $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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SOLD OUT – The Ancient Atlatl

Sunday, September 29 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Ancient Atlatl – Ages 13+.  Learn to make a simple atlatl from branches and one feathered dart to throw. Bring a non-serrated pocket knife, if you have one. $5 members/$7 non-members.  Primitive Tech Laboratory BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$7
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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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.