September 28, 2014
Take this opportunity to celebrate Wildwood Park by enjoying various activities that highlight its diverse user groups. Meet the people involved in bird banding, turtle research, and monarch butterfly tagging at Wildwood. Check out the heart-healthy monitoring station and free children’s activities. For a small fee you can paint a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, or make a caramel apple.
The day includes the Walk for Wildwood. This 5K walk/run for families, exercise enthusiasts, dog walkers, and runners, is a fundraiser for the Friends of Wildwood, whose mission is to support and preserve the park.
The celebration closes with the Running of the Turtles. Watch as recently-hatched baby snapping turtles are released to make their way to their home in the wetlands of Wildwood.