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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.

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 THROUGH May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks - Join a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 30 through May 25. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot. Attendance Cap: UNLIMITED

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, March 30 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

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Clay Pot Cooking

Saturday, March 30 at 1 PM to 3 PM Clay Pot Cooking – Ages 10+. Before there was Revere ware, humans made ceramic cooking pots. Join us at the Lab to learn how to build fire, cook in clay pots, and make a soup to share from wild plants and animals. Space is limited! FREE! Primitive Technology Laboratory

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Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Scrambled Eggs

Sunday, March 31 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Scrambled Eggs – Ages 5 to 10. Join a Naturalist as we unscramble the mystery behind the different egg masses in our ponds. Wear waterproof boots! $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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NOWN – Heroes of Conservation – The Legacy and Messages for Today

Loren Lustig dedicated his life to conservation work as a young teenager in the early 1960s and has worked as a wildlife biologist, park naturalist, resource manager, and environmental educator for almost 50 years. He has also been selected for leadership opportunities in both regional and national conservation organizations. Loren will present information about America’s most important conservation leaders over…

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$10
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Drop in Gardening

Saturday, April 6 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

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Natural Dyes

Saturday, April 6 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

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Amazing Amphibians

Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Amazing Amphibians! – Ages 5+. Join a Naturalist with a net and we will see who is singing and who is egg slinging. Free! Nature Center

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, Starting April 13 to October 19 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM Registration for this program is available ONLY through our on-line system. 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…

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$45
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Easter Egg Hunt

This event is held the 2nd Saturday before Easter. There are egg hunts on the lawn for various age groups, crafts in the Sherwood House, eggs to decorate, and the Easter Bunny usually appears. Egg Hunt Times: Age 3: 10:30am Age 4: 10:45am Age 5&6: 11am Age 7&8: 11:15am Age 9&10: 11:30am   Register for event or Purchase tickets

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$5
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 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.