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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

4/9/2016 - 10/31/2016
Art In The Wild OPEN

4/20/2016 - 11/30/2016
Wildwood Photography Contest

Bird Walk: Peak Migration

Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpit and Other Spring Flowers

Stress Relief Walk

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Wildwood Scout Programs

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Wetlands Festival on Saturday, April 30
Featuring live animals from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Education Center
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Art In The Wild Exhibit Open
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Participate in the Wildwood Phoenix Photo Contest

Olewine Nature Center Exhibits
Don White’s photos are now on display in the downstairs gallery. Winning photos from the Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest are in the upstairs gallery
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Photography Course for Adults
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2016 Friends of Wildwood Photography Contest
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


April 23
Eggs of the Canada Geese and Mallards have started to hatch.
Bald Eagles and Osprey have been seen occasionally.
Recent migrants include: Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, Warbling Vireo, House Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, and Green Heron.

April 19
On this spring day, many wildflowers are blooming, including common blue violet, trout lily, Dutchman's breeches, dandelion, garlic mustard, heal-all, ground ivy, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia bluebells, celandine (wood) poppy, lesser celandine, jet bead, redbud, snowball viburnum, columbine, Jacob's ladder, golden corydalis, cut-leaved toothwort, common speedwell.
In addition to plants, there are interesting animals to observe. A Black Rat Snake was seen on the East Shore Trail and Downy Woodpeckers were in courtship behavior.

April 16
Caspian Tern seen over the lake from the Towpath Trail.

April 15
Watch for interesting courtship behavior: Tree Swallows are swooping and chasing; Canada Geese are sitting on nests; Wood Ducks are courting; birds are singing to establish territory; Snapping Turtles are mating in the shallow parts of the lake.
A Gray Catbird was seen on the Towpath Trail.

April 13
On the lake: Mallards, American Black Ducks, Gadwalls, many Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shovlers, Great Egrets, five Great Blue Herons, and five Wilson Snipe.

April 12
Palm Warbler spotted on the North Boardwalk.

April 10
A group of Wild Turkey was seen near the North Boardwalk.

April 8
Blue-winged Teal are on the lake. Look for Palm Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers on the Towpath Trail.

April 1
A Meadow Vole has been seen coming out of holes in the ground near the bird feeders behind the nature center.