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 [email protected]

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.

Renew Your Membership!

Current Memberships expire 3/31/24
All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

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

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 through May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 30 through May 25. Bring binoculars, if you have them! FREE! Registration required. Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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

Saturday, May 18 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Atlatl – Ages 18+. Learn about mankind’s most ancient hunting tools. Make this throwing device plus one dart, then try it out at the park and take it home. $4 members/$6 non-members. Registration required. Primitive Tech Lab

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Edible Plants

Sunday, May 19 at 10 AM to 12 PM Edible Plants - Ages 14+. Wild plants tend to be more nutritious and flavorful than grocery plants. Joint a Naturalist to discover some of the abundant spring edibles all around us. $4 members/$6 non-members. Registration required.

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Who’s Awake? Family Night Hike

Friday, May 24 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM Who’s Awake? Family Night Hike – All Ages. Let’s explore some of our park’s habitats at night and see who wakes up once the sun goes down. We will learn about what adaptations help nocturnal creatures thrive in the dark. FREE! Registration required.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 30 through May 25 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – Ages 14+. This spring join a Park Naturalist for an early morning bird walk on Saturdays, March 30 through May 25. Bring binoculars, if you have them! FREE! Registration required. Meet at the bird walk sign in the Willow Grove Gravel Parking Lot.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Corn and Dog Roast

Saturday, May 25 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Corn and Dog Roast – Ages 5+. Join us for some fun and food. We’ll show you how to make traditional tortillas over an open flame, which can then be wrapped around a hot dog to enjoy. Please BYOHD – bring your own hot dogs. We will provide the condiments, drinks,…

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Dandelions

Sunday, May 26 at 11 AM to 12:30 PM Dandelions – All Ages. One of the most common “weeds” is actually edible, has antibiotic properties, and you can make coffee from the root. Learn about this cute plant and make a craft to take home. $4 members/$6 non-members. Registration required.

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27 Happy Memorial Day! – The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park is open sunrise to sunset for this Holiday.

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Beetle and Bug Buddies

Saturday, June 1 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Beetle and Bug Buddies – Ages 4-10. The ladybug is not a bug at all! It’s a beetle – and an important beetle at that. Learn what kinds are in the area, search for them with a Naturalist, and then make a craft. $4 members/ $6 non-members.

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Cavity Nesters

Sunday, June 2 at 10 AM to 12:00 PM Cavity Nesters – Ages 12+. Did you know some birds, such as owls, swallows, even ducks live in holes in trees? We’ll take a hike and learn about some of the park’s different tree dwellers and their homes. Bring binoculars, if you have them. FREE!

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