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Cromwell Valley Park

Cromwell Valley Park encompasses 400 plus acres of stream valley and upland habitat just minutes from downtown Towson. The park offers a variety of educational, interpretive and recreational experiences related to agriculture, nature and conservation, and the cultural history of Cromwell Valley, with the Willow Grove Nature Education Center, a newly remodeled historic farm house, as the focal point.

Nature

Cromwell has over five miles of hiking trails through fields and forest, along streams and ridges, and  a very active Hawk Watch site during the migration season. Our native plant garden, live animal exhibits and honey bee hives are the focal point for a variety of programs related to conservation, native plants, gardening, wildlife, pollinators, butterflies, birds, etc.

History

Historic structures related to the early history of Cromwell Valley are preserved, including the massive lime kilns, historic homesteads and out-buildings, remnants of our early settlement and industry.

Willow Grove Nature Center sits in CromWell Valley among the trees and beautiful landscape.
Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

Special Events Throughout the Year

  • Cromwell Arts Festival
  • Holiday Open House
  • Fall Harvest Festival
  • Easter Egg Hunt

Directions To Cromwell Valley Park

First Entrance to Park, Sherwood Farm and Park Office

2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234

Take 695 to Exit 29A - Cromwell Bridge Road. At end of exit ramp, turn left unto Cromwell Bridge Road (going East). Continue on Cromwell Bridge Road approximately half mile beyond Loch Raven Senior High School. Sherwood House entrance is on the left side of the road. Make a left turn onto the Sherwood House driveway. Cross bridge and bear right at the recreation and parks sign and continue on driveway to the back of the Sherwood House where the Park Office entrance is located.

Second Entrance to Park, Willow Grove Farm (Main Visitor Entrance)

2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234

Take 695 to Exit 29A Cromwell Bridge Road. At end of exit ramp, turn left unto Cromwell Bridge Road (going east). Continue on Cromwell Bridge Road approximately half mile beyond Loch Raven Senior High School. Willow Grove entrance is on the left side of the road. Make a left turn onto the driveway. Cross bridge and gravel parking lot is straight ahead.

Contact Information

Location: 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234
Phone: 410-887-2503  T.D.D./Deaf 410-887-5319
cromwell-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov
Council Web page:  www.cromwellvalleypark.org

The Willow Grove Nature Center is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call 410-887-3014 for weekday hours. The park is open sunrise to sunset.

Revised April 11, 2014

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