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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

Kids Discover

Beginner's Yoga & Walk

Evening Bird Walk

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Wildwood Scout Programs

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Celebrate Wildwood with Billy B and the Walk for Wildlife
Flyer | Walk for Wildlife | Billy B and Showtimes

2016 Friends of Wildwood Photography Contest
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Art In The Wild Exhibit Open
More Information | Vote for your favorite exhibit
Download Map and Brochure | See the Winners

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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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

TRAILS: Boardwalks closed August 2 due to flooding.

August 22
Monarch Butterflies are being seen in increasing numbers, especially around milkweed and flowers with nectar.

August 18
A Green Heron and a Great Blue Heron were seen in the canal. They were both standing still, the green waiting for dragonflies to fly close enough to catch and the blue watching the water for sunnies.

August 4
Early this morning, a White-tailed Deer was seen near the Morning Glory Spillway.

August 2
Swamp Rose Mallow and American Lotus blooming throughout the wetland. 

August 1
Cicadas are chirring in the park. These Dog-day Cicadas have a 2 to 5 year life cycle and emerge every year in consistent numbers. The Periodic Cicadas have a 13 or 17 year life cycle emerge in large broods in May or June, but not every year.