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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

7/25/2016 - 7/29/2016
PROGRAM FULL: Outdoor Week (ages 12-15)

8/1/2016 - 8/5/2016
PROGRAM FULL: Photo Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Photography (ages 10-16)

8/6/2016
Late Summer Morning Bird Walk

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Celebrate Wildwood with Billy B and the Walk for Wildlife
Billy B and Showtimes | Walk for Wildlife | Activities

2016 Friends of Wildwood Photography Contest
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Art In The Wild Exhibit Open
More Information | Vote for your favorite exhibit
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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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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

TRAILS:

July 12
American Lotus flowers are blooming. The best place to see these beautiful flowers is to walk north toward the spillway from the North Parking Lot.

July 1
This morning at Wildwood:
Canal - Three Black-crowned Night-herons, Great Blue Heron and Great Egret fishing, Wood Duck family;
Wildwood Lake - Green Heron chicks sleeping on a log, families of Canada Geese;
Delta Boardwalk - Red-bellied Woodpecker carrying food for nestlings;
Paxton Creek - Mink with prey in its mouth

June 29
Recent butterfly sightings include Red Admiral and Hackberry Emperor.

June 28
A Black and White Warbler was singing near the nature center and a Scarlet Tanager was heard and seen at the north end of the park.

June 27
Monarch caterpillars have been spotted on the milkweed in front of the nature center.

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.