The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is a facility of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks, supported and assisted by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (About Us). This web site is managed by the Council. -- Please support us.-- Click here to find membership information.

News and Events

For information and reservations call 410-887-1815 or email:

NOTICE: If you are planning a group visit of 10 or more people, you will need to call at least one week in advance for a Group Gathering Permit. For details please review our Rules and Regulations.  Also, a reminder for photographers, please read our Commercial Photography Requirements.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 17, 2020 - The Nature Center will be open for restroom access only. All scheduled programs will take place outside, and our program capacity will remain at 12 people per program. Pavilion Rentals are cancelled until further notice. Playgrounds will remain open. While in the park please wear your mask and maintain social distancing.

MARCH CALENDAR - Please see our Facebook Events page for the latest details and updates. Registrations will be by email only with a COVID-19 Waiver attached to your request to register.

NEW FOR KIDS - Download, color and print Parker the Frog, then pose in a selfie with him at one of Baltimore County's Parks.   Email your photo to for a chance to win a monthly prize. 

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are seeking Naturalist Interns and Ridge Runners. For additional information concerning volunteer opportunities please see our Volunteer page or view our latest flyer .



The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Mondays and all County observed holidays. Also, the Park is open every day sunrise to sunset - March thru October, except In the winter (November - February) the Park is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information

facebookAddress: 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Phone: 410-887-1815 • TDD/Deaf 410-887-5319

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Oregon Ridge Lodge

The Lodge area is managed separately from the Nature Center area. For information concerning reservations at the Lodge area, and for questions about Fireworks, BSO Concerts, and wedding rentals; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.