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Center Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm | Trail's Hours: Daily dawn-dusk | Closed Holidays »

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

4/7/2018 - 10/31/2018
Art In The Wild 2018: Exhibit Opens

Wetlands Festival

Detweiler Park Hike

Twilight Frog Walk

Bird Walk: Peak Migration

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Wildwood Scout Programs

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Art In The Wild
Open now through October 31 »
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Watch the Video filmed by CASA »

Wetlands Festival - Saturday, April 28
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2017 Photo Contest Display in the Nature Center
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2018 Day Camp Registration
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open.

April 24
An Ovenbird was seen near the entrance to the North Boardwalk.

April 23
Snapping Turtles are active in the lake. The lake at the north end of the North Boardwalk is a good place to look for them.  

April 22
Over the weekend, there were many bird sightings, including Blue-headed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Green Heron, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Rusty Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Ravens, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Baltimore Oriole, Grey Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Belted Kingfisher and Swamp Sparrow.
Minks and Muskrats have been spotted regularly.

April 20
The school group that visited today saw an Osprey, Bald Eagles and a Peregrine Falcon on their walks.  

April 10
Wilson's Snipe are in the lake near the Towpath Trail.
Garter snakes are sunning on the East Shore Trail.

April 8
Diverse ducks on the lake include: Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, and Wood Duck. Canada Geese are nesting.
Rough-winged and Tree Swallows are flying over the water. 
Osprey and Bald Eagles are occasionally seen over the lake.

April 6
A Northern Water Snake was seen on the bank of the canal.
Palm Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers are around the Towpath and North Boardwalk.