CONTACT: 410-887-2503

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

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.

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DON'T MISS THE LATEST CVP HAPPENINGS
Director’s Blog by John Canoles – Nesting Birds

All throughout the park wildlife is readying to produce the next generation.

Director’s Blog by John Canoles – Vernal Pools

The evening rains added to a vernal pool formed along the floodplain of Minebank Run

All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

To register for an event, please go to https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/

Cold Blooded Creatures on a Hot Summer Day

Sunday, August 14 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Cold Blooded Creatures on a Hot Summer Day – All Ages. We have many snakes that inhabit Cromwell Valley. Join a Naturalist to see our collection and then go on a “herp hunt”! $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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Earth Oven Pizza

Saturday, August 20 at 12 PM to 2 PM Earth Oven Pizza – Ages 5+. Join a Naturalist as we harvest fresh vegetables and herbs from our Children’s Garden to make your own pizza in our Adobe Earth Oven. $3 members / $5 non-members. 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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SOLD OUT – Wingin’ It: Maryland’s Migrating Monarchs

Sunday, August 21 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Wingin’ It: Maryland’s Migrating Monarchs – 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. $2 members / $4…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SHELL-abrate Turtles!

Saturday, August 27 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM SHELL-abrate Turtles! – Ages 2 to 10 with Adult. How do turtles communicate? By using their SHELL-phone. Join a Naturalist as we learn about and meet our resident turtles. $2 members / $4 non-members. ONLY 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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Mojito and Salsa Party!

Sunday, August 28 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Mojito and Salsa Party! – Ages 5+. Harvest, chop, stir, shake, and then find a shady spot to enjoy homemade salsa and a non-alcoholic mojito made from fresh ingredients from our Children's Garden. $3 members / $5 non-members. 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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Educator’s Open House

Adults 18+. Calling all educators! Teachers, homeschool organizers, scout leaders, parents, and all those interested are welcome. Join us in the Barnatorium to learn about all the ways you can get your students involved at Baltimore County’s parks. Field trip and outreach options, weekend and scout programming, and internships and volunteering will be covered as they relate to, not only…

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

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.

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$4
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Labor Day

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open sunrise to sunset for this Baltimore County Holiday.                  

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Senior Stroll

Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalists along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. September 7, 14, 21, & 28: October 5, 12, 19, & 26. FREE! Reservations required.

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

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! Registration NOT required. 

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Children’s Garden,

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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.