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County offices are closed on Monday, October 10, for Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

Cromwell Valley Park park offers a variety of educational, interpretive and recreational experiences related to agriculture, nature and conservation, and the cultural history of Cromwell Valley. In the park is also a certified organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operated by Talmar Gardens and Horticultural Therapy Center. It serves as a demonstration of sustainable farm and provides wholesome, local, organic produce and eggs.

The park works with the volunteer Cromwell Valley Park Council to provide a wide variety of programs and special events throughout the year.

Special Events

  • Holiday Open House
  • Fall Harvest Festival
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Primitive Technology Weekend
  • Migration Celebration

Public Interpretive Programs

  • Weekend programs for families, children and adults
  • Nature and Earth Skills Art Camp
  • Seasonal Bird Walks
  • Children’s Garden Club
  • Hawk Watch

Weekday School Field Trips

Contact the Nature Center to schedule your group's trip. Specialized nature programs can be tailored for your group. Topics include:

  • Hikes into History
  • Kinder Nature
  • Signs of Animals
  • Stream Stroll
  • Discovering Insects
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Harvest
  • Habitat Explorers
  • Native Americans of Maryland
  • Geology
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Ranger Visits

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Contact Us

Cromwell Valley Park Recreation Office

Sherwood House
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234

Willow Grove Nature Center

2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Nature Center Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office Phone:

Nature Center Phone:

Office Phone:

410-823-5857

Nature Center Fax:

410-823-7661

Naturalist II:

Kirk Dreier

Naturalist I:

Breena Doyle

Activity Coordinator:

Laura Page

Administrative Aide:

Laura Swinson

 
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