• Friends of Wildwood Park
  • Karen Carlson
  • Volunteer Work Day
  • Larry Imes
  • Charlie Smith
  • Steve Dale
  • Rick Price
  • Larry Imes
  • Olewine Nature Center
  • Steve Dale
  • Olewine Nature Center

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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

10/1/2017 - 11/30/2017
Photo Contest

12/2/2017
Wreath Workshop

12/2/2017
Winter Bird Walk

12/3/2017
Mindfulness Hike

12/3/2017
Natural Ornaments

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Wildwood Scout Programs

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Photo Contest - Photos due Nov. 30
2017 Photo Display - New this year, vote for your favorite.
2017 Contest Brochure | 2016 Winners

Friends of Wildwood Camera Raffle
Information »

2018 Photography Classes at Wildwood
Information/registration »

Art In The Wild 2018 - Application due Jan. 16
2018 Application » | Sites Map »

Gallery Exhibits
Wildlife Photography by Eric Willet - exhibit hall
Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest Winners, 2016 - downstairs gallery

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

TRAILS
All trails are open.

November 16
A Black Bear and a Coyote were recently sighted on separate occasions just outside Wildwood Park's border. 

November 14
Several Hermit Thrushes were seen near Fox Run Trail this morning. White-throated Sparrows can occasionally be heard singing and Dark-eyed Juncos have returned for the winter.  

November 9
Large flocks of American Robins and Cedar Waxwings are in the park.
Many Red-winged Blackbirds are at the feeders.

November 1
Birds seen on the lake: Mallard, American Black Duck, Gadwall, Wood Duck, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, and American Coot.

Other sightings: Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Osprey, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Rusty Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Swallow species, Grey Catbird, Eastern Bluebird.

October 31
Yellow-rumped Warblers on Towpath Trail.

October 25
Over 200 Canada Geese were on the lake this morning.