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  • Wood Duck
  • Wading Birds
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • American Black Duck
  • American Goldfinch
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  • Boardwalk Trail
  • Environmental Education

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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

Creature Feature: The Bald Eagle

Wetlands Festival

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day

Wild about Art: Wildlife in Watercolor

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Wildwood Scout Programs

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Wetlands Festival, April 26
Walks, activities, exhibitors, ZooAmerica programs, and MORE!
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Art In The Wild
Visit the 15 exhibits along Wildwood Way and the Towpath Trail.
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Vote for your favorite at woobox.com/row5v8 or in the Olewine Nature Center. Deadline for votes is June 15, 2014.

2014 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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Day Camps Announced
Registration is open. Space is limited.
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails are open. 

April 18
Trout Lilies and Dutchmans Breeches are blooming around the nature center.

April 16
Northward migrants have reached Wildwood Park, including Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Eastern Towhee, and House Wren.

April 14
A pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers was seen at the feeders behind the nature center.

April 13
Green herons have returned to Wildwood Lake.  They were spotted along the Towpath Trail.

April 10
On warm, sunny days, Garter Snakes have been seen on the East Shore Trail.

April 7
A Field Sparrow was seen behind the nature center.

April 6
Bird sightings from a walk around Wildwood Park: American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck, Mallard, Canada Goose, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, American Woodcock, Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, Tree Swallows.

Sightings from the Wildlife Viewing area in the Olewine Nature Center:  American Goldfinch (changing to yellow summer plumage), House Finch, Tufted Titmouse, Mourning Dove, Chickadee spp., Red-winged Blackbird, Downy Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Song Sparrow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.