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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?

Reptiles! on August 18 is new program with ZooAmerica
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Celebrate Wildwood and Walk for Wildwood
Sunday, September 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Wildwood »
Walk for Wildwood »

Used books needed for FOWW book sale at Celebrate Wildwood
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Art In The Wild
Open now through October 31 »
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Watch the Video filmed by CASA »
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2017 Photo Contest Display in the Nature Center
Contest Winners »
People's Choice Winners »
2018 Entry Form »

Why is the lake so shallow? Details »
Wildwood Lake Summary Sheet »
Feasibility Study »

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

TRAILS
Industrial Road is getting paved today. Expect delays at the Wildwood Way entrance. 
All trails are open. 

July 17
The gardens in front of the nature center are full of blooms that attract diverse pollinators.

July 11
American Lotus is blooming and can be seen from the end of the North Boardwalk.

July 3
The leaves of American Lotus are up. The peak of blooming is usually between July 20 and August 1.

June 30
Three Yellow-crowned Night Herons (two adults and one juvenile) were seen in a tree along the Towpath Trail.
A Black-crowned Night Heron has been seen regularly in the canal.
Several Green Herons, both adult and immature, have been spotted fishing in the lake and canal.