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  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • American Black Duck
  • American Goldfinch
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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

4/12/2014 - 10/31/2014
Art in the Wild Exhibit

Wild about Art: Plants in Pastels

Beginner Bird Walk

Volunteer Work Day

Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

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Wildwood Scout Programs

Weather Forecast

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Celebrate Wildwood
With turtles, birds, music, kid’s activities and the FREE Walk for Wildwood. Download flyer »

Art In The Wild
Visit the 15 exhibits along Wildwood Way and the Towpath Trail. Download map brochure »

People’s Choice Announced – the people have spoken
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Watch the student produced video »

2014 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open. The Middle Lot will be closed on Friday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 29th.

July 27
Twin White-tailed Deer fawns were seen with their mother near the North Boardwalk. 

July 26
A Muskrat was seen in the lake near the north spillway.  It was swimming while carrying plants in its mouth. 

July 18
Seen on a walk on the North Boardwalk: Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Mourning Dove, Warbling Vireo, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Chickadee spp., Tufted Titmouse, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch.

July 17
Monarch butterflies have returned to the area.  Day campers found 3 caterpillars on milkweed this week. They have transformed to the chrysalis stage and are in a display in the exhibit hall. 

July 15
A small patch of American Lotus is blooming at the north end of the park, near the rectangular spillway.

July 10
White-tailed Deer fawns are occasionally seen along the pathways; Wood Ducklings are common throughout the marsh this time of year.  

July 7
Amphibians and reptiles abundant along the Towpath Trail including Eastern Painted Turtle, Eastern Garter Snake, Northern Water Snake, Bullfrog and Green Frog.