CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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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.

UPDATED 11/13/20 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION:

  • THE PARK IS OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.  Gates will be locked shortly after sunset.
  • Porta-potties are closed, so please plan accordingly.  NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS AVAILABLE!
  • Willow Grove Nature Center and the Sherwood House Office are CLOSED as of 11/16/20.
  • Hybrid and Virtual Nature Education Programming is available.   Please see our EVENTS AND PROGRAMS link at the top of this page.
  • 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/

Creative Camouflage

All ages.  Join a Naturalist as we discover how various creatures blend into their surroundings. $2 per person/ $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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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ December 5, 19; January 9, 30; February 13, 27. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Winter Debris Shelter

Ages 8+. Known as a Wickiup in the Southwest. Learn how to make a winter debris shelter that could very well save your life. $2 members /$4 non-members. BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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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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Natural Holiday Ornaments

Ages 5+. Join us as we collect natural materials to make holiday ornaments.  $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center 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 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 per centerpiece. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$10
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We remove invasive plants from the Park and in warmer weather, plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors: Saturdays from 2 PM to 4 PM ~ December 5, 19; January 9, 30; February 13, 27. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot. Reservations NOT…

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Free
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Winter Solstice Hike

Ages 5+. Join us on a hike as we welcome Old Man Winter on the shortest day of the year. $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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Merry Christmas!

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open for this Baltimore County holiday.

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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!

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