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/

Natural Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, December 11 at 1 PM to 3 PM Natural Holiday Ornaments – Ages 5+. Join us as we collect natural materials to make holiday ornaments. $2 members /$4 non-members. 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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Holiday Swags

Sunday, December 12 at 1 PM to 3 PM Holiday Swags – Ages 8+. Create a holiday swag with a bow for your door that will surely impress the neighbors! Dress for the weather. $5 members per swag /$7 non-members per swag. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$7
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Search for Mr. Hootie & Campfire Night Hike

Friday, December 17 at 5:30 PM to 7 PM The Search for Mr. Hootie & Campfire Night Hike - Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we hike the trails to look for these nighttime predators. Keep your eyes peeled for Mr. Hootie! Then roast some marshmallows around the campfire! Wear Sturdy shoes and dress for the weather! $2 members/$4 non-members.…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Holiday Centerpieces

Saturday, December 18 at 1 PM to 3 PM Holiday Centerpieces – Ages 13+. The fresh greens in your arrangement will bring the scent and beauty of the outdoors to your table. Please bring thin garden gloves if your hands are sensitive to the sap and prickles of the pines. Dress for the weather. $7 members per centerpiece /$10 non-members…

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$7
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Solstice Candle Making

Sunday, December 19 at 1 PM to 3 PM Solstice Candle Making - Ages 8+. Technically we are 2 days away from the first day of winter, but help make the longest night of the season a little brighter with a homemade candle. $4 members /$6 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Christmas Hours

Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 Merry Christmas! The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open.

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Visit the Nature Center

Sunday, December 26 at 11 AM to 3 PM Visit the Nature Center – All Ages. Stop by Willow Grove Nature Center to visit with our animals, our exhibits and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on us! Reservations NOT required. Drop in program. FREE! Donations Welcome!

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Happy New Year

Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 Happy New Year's Eve! The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open!

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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1st Weekend Walk

Sunday, January 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM 1st Weekend Walk – Ages 5+. Say goodbye to 2021 and start 2022 off right by being outside! Join a Naturalist as we take a walk in the great outdoors. Wear sturdy shoes. $2 members /$4 non-members. 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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Bear Necessities

Saturday, January 8 at 1 PM to 2 PM Bear Necessities – Ages 4 to 10 with Adult. Black bears have been found throughout North America. Do we have bears in Maryland? We sure do! Find out where they can be found, what they do during the winter, and how they survive. You’ll also go home with your BEAR-y own…

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