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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?

2017 Photo Contest Display in the Nature Center
New this year: Vote for your favorites!
Contest Winners »

Friends of Wildwood Camera Raffle Winner
Congratulations to Nell Luttrell!

2018 Day Camp Registration opens January 2
Event details »

Wildwood Lecture Series starts January 16
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2018 Photography Classes at Wildwood
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Art In The Wild 2018 - Application due Jan. 16
2018 Application » | Sites Map »

Program on Lake Improvements, March 6
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open. 
The rest room at the South Parking Lot is temporarily CLOSED for repairs.

January 8
An American Tree Sparrow showed up at the feeders behind the nature center this afternoon.
A Northern Mockingbird was seen eating Winterberry near the nature center.

January 4
The feeders behind the nature center are busy with birds fueling up as the temperature drops. There are over a dozen Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds and over two dozen White-throated Sparrows. Other species include Northern Cardinal, Carolina Wren, chickadee species, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, and American Goldfinch.

December 30
Two Bald Eagles, an adult and an immature, were seen from the end of the North Boardwalk.
The snow covered trail edges are tracked up with deer, red fox and squirrel prints.

December 20
A Rusty Blackbird was singing along the lake's edge near the Morning Glory this morning. Northern Shovelers in the lake along with Black Ducks and Gadwall.

December 13
Three Rusty Blackbirds were seen on the East Shore Trail.
A Winter Wren sang a partial song on the Towpath Trail.