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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!

Upcoming Events

4/8/2017 - 10/31/2017
Art In The Wild 2017: Exhibit Open

Wetlands Festival

Bird Walk: Peak Migration

Twilight Frog Walk

Stress Relief Walk

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Wildwood Scout Programs

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Wetlands Festival
April 29
Information | Schedule

Art In The Wild 2017
About the Artists | Vote for Your Favorite

Now accepting applications for Internships

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

Gallery Exhibits
Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest winners - exhibit hall
Rick Price nature photos - downstairs gallery

Ash Tree Cutting
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open

April 21
First-of-the-year Blue-headed Vireo and Wood Thrush were seen on the North Boardwalk. 

April 18
Painted turtles are sunning and snapping turtles are becoming active.

April 13
Spring flowers are blooming! Look for these wildflowers: Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, and Virginia Bluebells. Maple trees and Spicebush buds are opening, too.

April 12
Green Darner dragonflies have returned. These insects are migratory.

April 10
Many species of ducks are still on the lake. Mallards, Wood Ducks and Canada Geese are nesting. A dozen or more Great Egrets can often be seen and the Green Herons have returned. Songbirds seen include: Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Brown Thrasher, Grey Catbird, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

April 5
On this morning's bird walk, participants tallied 31 species. The highlight was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. 

April 3
Recent waterfowl sightings: Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, American Black Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Wood Ducks, and Canada Geese.

While winter birds like Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, and a Winter Wren are still in the park, the waterfowl show signs of spring. The Wood Ducks have been seen in trees, so are getting ready to nest. Geese are sitting on eggs.

A mink was seen near the Delta Boardwalk.