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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Columbus Day

Monday, October 14 Columbus Day!- The Nature Center & Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open sunrise to sunset for this Holiday.

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Friction Fire

Saturday, October 19 at 1 PM to 3 PM Friction Fire – Ages 13+.  Humans are the only creatures on the planet that make fire and cook. Learn how to make a friction fire.  $3 members/$5 non-members.  Primitive Tech Laboratory BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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MG Foundation Benefit Walk

Sunday, October 20 Council sponsored event taking place ~ MG Foundation of America Benefit Walk. Our Nature Center will be open for visitors 9 AM to 4 PM.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Nature Quest Fest at Lake Roland

Sunday, October 20 at 12 PM to 2 PM Nature Quest Fest at Lake Roland - All ages.  Meet us at Lake Roland Park! Complete at least 5 trails in your Nature Quest Passport to receive free admission to this exciting event. Activities will include canoeing, dam tours, live animals and more!  Pick up your Quest Passport at Wegmans grocery…

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$5

Spooky Stories Campfire and S’mores

Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM to 9 PM Spooky Stories Campfire and S’mores - Ages 8+. Swap spine-tingling tales around a campfire and then enjoy a sweet treat. Come prepared with a (not too) scary story to share! $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, October 26 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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Visit our Nature Center Day!

Saturday, October 26 at 9 AM to 4 PM Visit our Nature Center Day! - All ages. Visit the Nature Center, enjoy the exhibits, visit with our animals, talk with our Naturalist and enjoy a cup of apple cider and ginger snaps on us!  Drop in program. Reservations NOT required. FREE! Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Wizards, Wands, & Broomsticks!

Sunday, October 27 at 1 PM to 3 PM Wizards, Wands & Broomsticks! – Ages 6 to 13 with Adult. Make your own magical sedge broom and decorated stick wand. Younger siblings will not be allowed to attend. Parent/guardian must be an active participant. $5 members/$7 non-members.  Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED…

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$7
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.