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.

All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

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

POSTPONED – World Pollinators

Dr. Jody Johnson; “World Pollinators”; 6:30 PM, Friday, March 1st, 2024 Location: Sherwood House at Cromwell Valley Park Examples of pollinators are found in multiple classes of animals - bees, beetles, butterflies, flies, bats, birds, lizards, rodents, and even large mammals. The diversity of pollinators is marvelous unto itself but even more intriguing is the mutualistic relationships that they share…

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$10
Sherwood House Entrance, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Rise and Slime! It’s Salamander Time!

Saturday, March 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM Rise and Slime! It’s Salamander Time! – Ages 6+. We’ll take a walk in the woods to learn all about these secretive creatures. What their role is in the food web as both prey and predator and how humans use their presence as environmental indicators. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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CANCELED – Scout Day: To BEE or not to BEE

Sunday, March 3 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Scout Day: To BEE or not to BEE – Ages 5 to 11 with an Adult. Spring is in the air! Learn all about bees including the native species such as the Mason and Leafcutter bees. You’ll do your part in supporting the habitat of these low-maintenance insects by creating a…

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Fire, Flames and Flammables

Saturday, March 9 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Fire, Flames and Flammables – Ages 10+. For thousands of years, nature has provided resins, fibers that are flammable. Hike with a Naturalist to find these materials and how to use them. $2 members/$4 non-members. Primitive Tech Lab REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Spring Awakening

Sunday, March 10 at 1 PM to 3 PM Spring Awakening – Ages 5+. Discover how animals awaken in spring after hibernating all winter. We will go on a hike to search for signs of wildlife. $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Eastern Bluebird Training

Saturday, March 16 at 10 AM to 12 PM Eastern Bluebird Training – Ages 18+. Want to become a citizen scientist? Interested in helping out our Eastern Bluebird population at the park? Learn how to identify common species of cavity nesting birds, how to safely observe and monitor adults and their young, and how to accurately report your observations. This…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Fine Art of the Paper Bag

Saturday, March 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Fine Art of the Paper Bag – Ages 5+. What better way to recycle those old newspapers than to make a paper bag with them! Join a Naturalist to learn the many uses of newspaper and how to use it in our everyday life. Afterwards we will head out in…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Emerald Isle

Sunday, March 17 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Emerald Isle – Ages 6+. The Isle gave us leprechauns, pots of gold and soda bread. Learn more about Ireland and help make soda bread in our Nature Center’s kitchen. $2 members/$4 non-members

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Full Worm Moon Night Hike and Campfire

Friday, March 22 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Full Worm Moon Night Hike and Campfire – Ages 8+. Native Americans took note of when worms appeared each year as the ground thawed. Join a Naturalist to look for their castings and discover other early signs of spring. $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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Parker’s Walk in the Pond

Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM to 3 PM Parker’s Walk in the Pond – All Ages. Hop along with Parker the Frog to help unscramble the mystery behind the different egg masses in our ponds. Wear waterproof boots! $2 members/$4 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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