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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

6/11/2016 - 6/26/2016
Explore Wildwood: An Outdoor Family Adventure

6/27/2016 - 7/1/2016
PROGRAM FULL: Wildwood Way Day Camp (ages 7-9)

Beginner's Yoga and Walk

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Wildwood Scout Programs

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Art In The Wild Exhibit Open
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Explore Wildwood
A self-guided family program June 11 through 26.
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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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Photography Course for Adults
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2016 Friends of Wildwood Photography Contest
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


June 23
A beaver has been seen occasionally in the lake. Look for it in the evening at the north end of the park. Muskrats are active at that time as well.

June 10
The tally from this morning's bird walk on the North Boardwalk was 28 species. Highlights include close looks at nesting American Redstarts, Yellow Warblers, and Baltimore Orioles.

May 31
A Snapping Turtle laid eggs in the Turtle Nesting Area beside the nature center this morning. A very young snapper was seen in the parking lot. Black-crowned Night-heron was spotted in the canal. May 14

May 25
Damselflies have started to emerge. Ebony Jewelwing and Eastern Forktail have been seen this week.

May 14
During the PA Migration Count, 56 species of birds were seen at Wildwood Park. Highlights include a variety of shorebirds (Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs), several kinds of warblers (Yellow, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush) and one Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

May 13
A Snapping Turtle was walking on the entrance road this afternoon. Please drive slowly and be alert for turtle activity over the next few weeks. Female Snappers and Painted Turtles will be on land, looking for places to their lay eggs. They may be on the road and trails. Give the turtles plenty of space and watch from a respectful distance.

May 9
Migrating birds continue to move through the park. Warblers can be seen and heard on the North Boardwalk and the Towpath Trail, especially in the morning. Look for shorebirds in the marsh and mud flats at the south end of the lake.

May 5
These birds were seen on a walk around the park: Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black and White Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, American Redstart, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat.

May 3
Carp splashing in the water is an indication that they are mating.
Listen for calls of Yellow Warblers and Red-winged Blackbirds as they defend nesting territory.