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: At this time the Nature Center will be open for restroom access only. For the latest guidance (March 23, 2021) from the Dept. of Recreation and Parks on Covid-19 restrictions click here.

MONTHLY SPEAKERS SERIES - May 17th @ 7 PM - Atiya Wells, BSN, RN -" Backyard Basecamp, Inc". This will be a Zoom presentation via the internet. Advance Registration Required is via email - .

MAY - JUNE 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.

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH - June 19th at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. (Registration is required, see the flyer)

SUMMER CAMPS - On April 1st Summer Camp applications will open to the general public. Please download the following files for information and instructions.... Summer Camp Information, Health Assessment Form, Registration/Liability Waiver, COVID-19 Waiver.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are seeking Counselors in Training, 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.