CONTACT: 410-887-2503

Event Calendar

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

Should you require special accommodations (i.e. language interpreter, large print, etc.) please give us as much notice as possible by calling the Park Office at 410-887-2503 or the Therapeutic Office at 410-887-5370.  TTY user’s call via Maryland Relay.

Space is limited. Please arrive PRIOR to start of program as programs begin promptly at designated start time.

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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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, April 13 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! – Ages 13+ (with an Adult.) 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 REQUIRED. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Water, water, everywhere!

Saturday, April 13 at 1 PM to 3 PM Water, water, everywhere! – Ages 5+. Join a Naturalist as we learn about our many streams at the Park. Wear boots/shoes that can get wet. $2 members/$4non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

Sunday, April 14 at 1 PM to 3 PM Outdoor Indigenous Cooking - Ages 18+. Join a Naturalist to try out native cooking practices while using a variety of indigenous cooking implements such as clay pots and an earthen pit. $2 members /$4 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Polliwogs! Tuesdays or Wednesdays

Tuesdays, April 16 to May 21 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM & Wednesdays, April 17 to May 22 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Polliwogs! - Ages 2 to 5 with an Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and…

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$88
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Senior Stroll

April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 to 10:30 AM May 1 and May 8 9:30 to 10:30 am Spring Senior Stroll – Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalist along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED Willow Grove Farm Gravel…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Full Fish Moon Hike

Friday, April 19 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM The Full Fish Moon Hike – Ages 8+. Migrations of fish traveled our waterways to spawn in April. Join a Naturalist for an aquatic night hike. Wear shoes and/or boots that can get wet. $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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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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Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, Starting April 20 through October 26 at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 (with an Adult). Grow vegetables, flowers and herbs while exploring the natural world of a garden. Join us to play, learn, craft and eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden…

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$58
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Amazing Amphibians

Saturday, April 20 at 1 PM to 3 PM Amazing Amphibians – Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist with a net and we will hear who is singing and see who is egg slinging! Wear sturdy boots/shoes that can get wet. $3 members/$5 non-members. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Earth Day Celebration!

Sunday, April 21 at 11 AM to 1 PM Earth Day Celebration! – All Ages. Find our how Cromwell Valley Park is doing their part by helping the Earth. Join us as we celebrate Earth Day by making edible dirt cups, seed envelope packets and newspaper flowerpots. $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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Senior Stroll

April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 to 10:30 AM May 1 and May 8 9:30 to 10:30 am Spring Senior Stroll – Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalist along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED Willow Grove Farm Gravel…

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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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Fish, Forests, & Streams

Saturday, April 27 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Fish, Forests, & Streams – All Ages. With nets in hand let’s find and identify some Minebank Run’s stream fish. Along the way, we’ll learn about how caring for our forest and streams help keep them healthy. Wear boots/shoes that can get wet! $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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Fox Tails

Sunday, April 28 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Fox Tails – All Ages. The Red Fox is an intelligent and adaptive canid that lives in our park, and likely your neighborhood too! We’ll hike to a fox den and learn about what it’s like to be a fox. $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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Senior Stroll

April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 to 10:30 AM May 1 and May 8 9:30 to 10:30 am Spring Senior Stroll – Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalist along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED Willow Grove Farm Gravel…

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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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Beaver Valley

Saturday, May 4 at 1 PM to 3 PM Beaver Valley – Ages 10+. Cromwell Valley has beavers from time to time. Join us at the Nature Center to learn how these animals shape the landscape. Then hike with a Naturalist to see beaver cut trees. Come prepared to walk! Wear sturdy shoes. FREE! Registration required.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Let’s Go O’s!

Sunday, May 5 at 11 AM to 1 PM Let’s Go O’s! – Ages 13+. These neo-tropical migrants return to Cromwell Valley each spring to build their nests and raise young. Come experience the Baltimore and Orchard Orioles in action as we walk the park’s trails. Bring binoculars if you have them! FREE! Registration required.

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

April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 to 10:30 AM May 1 and May 8 9:30 to 10:30 am Spring Senior Stroll – Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalist along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED Willow Grove Farm Gravel…

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

Join Dr. Jody Johnson to learn about the examples of pollinators (bees, beetles, butterflies, flies, bats, birds, lizards, rodents and even large animals) - and the relationship they share with the plants they pollinate. Friday, May 10th at 6:30 pm. $10 includes dessert and refreshments Ages 18+

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$10
Sherwood House Entrance, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, 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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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, May 11 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! – Ages 13+ (with an Adult). Join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools, and water. You bring a hat, sunscreen and a little energy. Drop-in program. FREE! Registration required. Children’s Garden

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM to 3 PM Mother’s Day Tea – Ages 8+. Celebrate the mom in your life by sharing Mother Earth’s tea. Learn the health benefits of natural teas and gather local plants. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup, then take the cup home with you! $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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Visit the Nature Center Day!

Sunday, May 12 at 10 AM to 3 PM Visit the Nature Center Day! – All Ages. Visit the Nature Center, enjoy the exhibits, visit with our animals, and have a cup of tea or coffee on us. Drop-in program. FREE! Registration NOT 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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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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Monthly Calendar

View our monthly calendar of events here.