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Explore Trails and Boardwalks Enjoy the Nature Center

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

4/11/2015 - 10/31/2015
Art In The Wild Exhibit OPEN

Discovery Walk

Bird Walk: Peak Migration

Volunteer Work Day

Scout Workshop: Brownies “Wonderful Water”

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Wildwood Scout Programs

Weather Forecast

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Art In The Wild exhibit open and winners announced
1st Place, “Pressure Points”
by Sam White

2nd Place, “Organic Mechanic”
by Ashley Russo and Beau Macginnes

3rd Place, “Together As One”
by Kerri Miller

Vote for the People’s Choice by ballot, at the nature center, or online

Wetlands Festival April 25
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Attention Teachers:
Outdoor Learning Day on May 19

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2015 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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Donate used books to support the Friends of Wildwood’s Used Book Sale
This year’s sale will be during Wetlands Festival on Saturday, April 25.
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

April 22
North Boardwalk: Black-crowned Night Heron, Black and White Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Red-tailed Hawk.

April 20
Snapping Turtles are active and mating.  A good place to see them is in the marsh at the end of the North Boardwalk.

April 19
A Glossy Ibis few over the lake. 
At the south end of the lake: Wilson's Snipe, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal. 
Along the Towpath: Green Heron, Tree Swallows, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Yellow-rumped Warbler.
On the North Boardwalk: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker.

April 14
The first wave of warbler and songbird migration hit the North Boardwalk this morning: Yellow Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
At the south end of the lake, the year's first Green Heron was seen, as well as a Horned Grebe (breeding plumage), 4 Wilson's Snipe, and a Muskrat.

April 13
Dutchman's Breeches has started to bloom.  A small patch of Bloodroot is blooming near the nature center.  Trout Lily leaves are up, but flowers have yet to emerge.

April 12
Seen at the north end of the lake: American Bittern, Blue-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe. 

April 10
Spicebush buds are opening.  Look for tiny, round, bright green buds and flowers along the trails, especially near water.  Wild Leeks, also called Ramps have emerged by the east end of the Delta Boardwalk.

April 9
Two pair of Blue-winged Teal were on the lake today.

April 7
Over 200 Painted Turtles were sunning on logs in the canal.

April 6
Green Darner Dragonflies are migratory and have returned to Wildwood Park.  A large Snapping Turtle was seen in Wildwood Lake.  Along Fox Run Trial a Hermit Thrush was singing and the Spring Peepers were peeping.