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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!

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Explore Wildwood is a new family-friendly recreation program, starting May 30
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Art In The Wild exhibit open
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2015 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

May 27
A Northern Water Sanke was swimming up Paxton Creek.  They are often confused with Northern Copperheads because their color and pattern is similar, but there are no venemous snakes in Wildwood Park. 
Several people reported seeing Painted Turtles on the Towpath today.  The rain has softened the ground, making it easier for turtles to dig nests.  Look for Snapping Turtle nesting activity tomorrow near the nature center.

May 22
Insects seen today include Common Whitetail Dragonfly, Eastern Forktail Damselfly, Mayflies, Silver-spotted Skipper, Red Admiral.

May 16
A Semipalmated Plover was seen with the Killdeer today.

May 14
Black Locust trees are blooming. A pair of Great-crested Flycatchers has been seen frequently above the picnic area beside the nature center.

May 11
A White-crowned Sparrow was seen near the feeders today. Blackpoll Warbler was heard.

May 10
On the Mothers' Day Flower Walk: Blue Violets, Early Saxifrage, False Solomon’s Seal, Flowering Dogwood, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Jacob’s Ladder, May Apple, Paw Paw, Red Bud, Solomon’s Seal, Spring Beauty, Virginia Bluebells, Wild Columbine, Wild Geranium, Wild Ginger, Yellow Violets (Downy)

May 8
Spring Cress is blooming along the North Boardwalk

May 7
A Great Crested Flycatcher was heard near the nature center.

May 6
Shrubs blooming around the nature center include Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, Nannyberry, and "Snowball" Viburnum. 

May 5
An Osprey was seen catching a fish near the Middle Parking Lot in the evening.

May 4
On a morning walk at Wildwood Park: Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Cardinal, Wood Duck, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Great Horned Owl