• 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?

Celebrate Wildwood
Sunday, September 24
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Walk for Wildwood, September 24, 1 PM
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Art In The Wild 2017
Winners | About the Artists | Vote for Your Favorite
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

TRAILS
All trails are open.

September 20
A recent Wildwood bird walk spotted a perched Merlin. Osprey continue to be spotted as well.  

September 5
Snapping Turtles are hatching in the park and around the nature center. Only the size of a half-dollar, they can make their way to the lake on their own. Please watch out for them while walking and driving in the park and keep pets under control.

September 4
An American Bittern was seen in the lake. Other sightings today include: Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Geese, Wood Duck, Green-winged Teal, Osprey, and Muskrat. 

September 3
Common Nighthawks were the highlight of the evening Bird Walk at Wildwood.

August 28
In August, migration starts for many species of birds. Two Black and White Warblers were seen near the entrance to the North Boardwalk and two Lesser Yellowlegs were in the south end of the marsh. Also in the south end were Green-winged Teal, Great Egrets, a Great Blue Heron and many Wood Ducks.

August 25
New York Ironweed and Arrow Arum are blooming along the North Boardwalk.