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Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania, Wildwood Park is conveniently located on the edge of Harrisburg, PA.

There are endless opportunities for fun and adventure at Wildwood Park. Explore the Nature Center, walk the trails and boardwalks, ride your bike, pack a picnic lunch, watch the birds, check out the flowers and much more! There is fresh air and good times around every bend. Come and enjoy…it's fun and it's free!

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Take a walk at Wildwood Park
This summer, there are guided Discovery Walks, Bird Walks, Flower Walks, and more
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Art In The Wild exhibit open
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2016 Application »
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2015 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

July 23
A park visitor observed a Bald Eagle fishing in the lake today. A juvenile Little Blue Heron continues to forage in the south lobe of the lake near the nature center.

July 20
Swamp Milkweed is in Bloom along the North Boardwalk.  American Lotus, Swamp Rose Mallow, and both species of Jewelweed (Spotted and Pale) are starting to bloom.
A Monarch Butterfly was seen near the Swamp Milkweed.

July 19
The White Ibis, Little Blue Heron and Osprey are still being seen at Wildwood Park.

July 13
This morning, a juvenile Little Blue Heron was seen in the lake near the entrance road to the nature center.  Over a dozen Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are in the lake again today.

July 9
A juvenile White Ibis turned up in Wildwood Park. Best views from the end of the North Boardwalk.  A scope is helpful. Many herons and egrets (possibly record numbers) are foraging in the lake for food - presumably because the Susquehanna River is high.

July 1
An Osprey has been seen regularly over the south end of Wildwood Lake this summer.