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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Lunch for our Animal Bunch

Sunday, August 18 at 1 PM to 2 PM All ages. Bring a small bagged salad, grapes, and/or tomatoes and help us prepare lunch for our animals. FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST EACH REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT - ATTENDANCE LIMITED

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Preserving the Harvest: Pickle Party!

Wednesday, August 21 at 10 AM to 12 PM Ages 5+. Learn to make refrigerator and heat-processed pickles using a variety of ingredients from the Children’s Garden. Participants will take home their jarred pickles! $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST EACH REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Turtle-y Awesome!

Saturday, August 24 at 1 PM to 3 PM Ages 2 to 10 with Adult. Many turtles call Cromwell Valley Park their home. Join a Naturalist as we meet some of our resident Turtles, find out what they do here, and make a turtle-y awesome craft to take home. $2 members/$4 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Not All Classrooms Have 4 Walls

Sunday, August 25 at 1 PM to 2 PM Ages 2 to 10 with Adult. Stories, sunshine and the great outdoors! Join a Naturalist for a short hike and then enjoy a story in our Outdoor Classroom. FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER OR PAY

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Preserving the Harvest: Salsa!

Wednesday, August 28 at 10 AM to 12 PM Preserving the Harvest: Salsa! – Ages 5+. Learn to can salsa using fresh ingredients from the Children’s Garden. Participants will take home a jar of salsa! $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST EACH REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Wingin’ It: Maryland’s Migrating Monarchs

Saturday, August 31 at 1 PM to 3 PM All ages. Join us as we find out just how long it takes our Migrating Monarchs to fly to Mexico. We’ll do our part by tagging and recording them and wishing them a “Buen Viaje” as they head south to Mexico. $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center ADULTS AND CHILDREN…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Summer’s End in the Fairie Garden

Sunday, September 1 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Ages 2 to 10. Welcome to the realm of Fairies! Make furniture for your own fairie garden and then head into the forest to share in the magic. Come dressed in your fairie finery! $2 members/$4 non-members. Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED TO…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The View Below: Underwater Life in Mid-Atlantic Streams

Friday, September 6 at 7 PM to 9 PM - ADULTS ONLY Night Out with Nature: “The View Below: Underwater Life in Mid-Atlantic Streams” with Keith Williams - Adults. Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. We often perceive that there isn’t much to see beneath the surface of our nation’s freshwater rivers…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, 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.