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  • Farmlands
  • Historic Site
  • Natural Areas
  • Natural Rare Wild Bird Habitat
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Areas
  • Recreation And Parks Office
  • Restrooms


Cromwell Valley Park encompasses 460 acres of stream valley and upland habitat in an area once known as "Lime Kiln Bottom," just minutes from downtown Towson. 


This stream valley park is comprised of the following natural features:

  • Minebank Run flood plain
  • Open meadows
  • Orchards 
  • Organic farm fields
  • Wooded piedmont hills

Park features include:

  • Animal exhibits 
  • Certified organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), which serves as a demonstration of sustainable farm and provides wholesome, local, organic produce and eggs. Operated by Talmar Gardens and Horticultural Therapy Center.
  • Habitats—The diverse habitat of the park makes for excellent opportunities for bird watching and nature study 
  • Hawk Watch site—Very active during the migration season.
  • Hiking Trails—Five miles of marked trails through fields and forest, and along streams and ridges
  • Historic structures, including lime kilns, a log cabin, a remodeled farm house, slave cemeteries and a native plant garden
  • Honey bee hives
  • Sherwood House
  • Willow Grove Nature Education Center

Programs and Events

Learn more about programs and events happening at the park.

Park Details

Office Hours

Open from sunrise to sunset



371.7 Acres