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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!

Upcoming Events

Gobble and Snort

Wreath-making Workshop

Natural Ornaments

Scout Workshop: Bears "Sharing Your World with Wildlife"

12/16/2015 - 1/17/2016
Photography Contest Display

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Wildwood Scout Programs

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

2015 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
Open to all, free, easy to participate. Photo Submission deadline November 29, 2015
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New art exhibits at the Olewine Nature Center
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Photo Contest winners are on display.

Wildwood bridge and trail improvements completed
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Art In The Wild applications due by January 19, 2016
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2016 Application »
2016 Art Site Map »

Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

November 25
Now that the leaves are off the trees, it is a good time to look for nests. Robin nests are fairly large and are made of mud and long grasses. A Catbird nest is a messy collection of sticks that often incorporates bits of trash. Oriole nests hang below a branch like a gray bag. Squirrels make a drey, which is a large, messy collection of leaves high in a tree.

November 20
As cold weather returns, so do winter birds. Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows are back in the park.

November 18
Piles of walnut husk debris indicate that a squirrel has been there fattening up for the winter.  Look for these "middens" along the edges of the boardwalks. 

November 16
Bird species seen in Wildwood Park this morning:  Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck, American Coot, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird.

November 12
Birds are usually relatively quiet in fall and winter, but this morning an American Robin, Carolina Wren, and White-throated Sparrow are quite vocal. 

November 6
Witch Hazel shrubs are blooming along the Towpath Trail.  Look for their fringed yellow flowers.