• Terry Smith - Wood Thrush
  • Rebecca Fronk - Jewelweed
  • Darlene Zeller-Shearer - Frog
  • Shannon O'Shea - Olewine Nature Center
  • Volunteer Work Day
  • Olewine Nature Center
  • George Shearer, Jr - Olewine Nature Center
  • Eric Willet - Olewine Nature Center
  • Friends of Wildwood Park
  • Charlie Smith

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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!

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Night at the Nature Center
Saturday, October 28
Information »

Art In The Wild 2017
Winners | About the Artists
Watch Video by CASA (Capital Area School for the Arts) »
2018 Application »

Friends of Wildwood Camera Raffle
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Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
2016 Winners »
2017 Contest Brochure »

Gallery Exhibits
Paintings by John Whitney - exhibit hall
Watch the video
Wildlife Photography by Eric Willet - downstairs gallery

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open.

October 15
Waterfowl on the lake: Mallards, Black Ducks, Gadwall, Wood Ducks, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Northern Shovelers and Canada Geese.
Green Herons have migrated. Great Egrets are still here, but should migrate soon.
Other birds seen include: Belted Kingfisher, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Coopers Hawk, and Red-tailed Hawk.  

October 12
An Osprey and two Bald Eagles were seen at the north end of the lake.

October 3
A perched Merlin was photographed along the Towpath Trail on October 1st.

September 29
Semipalmated Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpipers, and a Least Sandpiper were seen on the mudflats at the south end of the lake. Other sightings include: Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Green-winged Teals, Mallards, and Wood Ducks.

September 26
Look for multiple Lesser Yellowlegs around the south lobe of the lake (near the Morning Glory outlet).  Lots of Wood Ducks loafing around the exposed logs.  Other ducks include Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck and Mallard.