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:  As of August 13, 2021, the general public will be required to wear masks inside the Nature Center.  The Nature Center is open during our normal hours.

MONTHLY SPEAKERS SERIES - October 18th @ 7 PM - The History of the National Park Service by William Blair Curtis, Park Ranger. This talk will be held outdoors in a pavilion. Pre-registration is required. See our Speakers page for further details.

FALL PROGRAMS - Please see our Facebook Events page for the latest programs. Registrations will be by email only with a COVID-19 Waiver attached to your request to register.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are seeking Part Time Naturalists, Park Attendants, 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.