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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

4/7/2018 - 10/31/2018
Art In The Wild 2018: Exhibit Opens

7/28/2018 - 11/30/2018
Wildwood Photography Contest

8/4/2018 - 1/15/2019
Call to Artists

Wolves Scout Program: Paws on Path

FULL Preschool Storytime: Fall at Wildwood

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Night at the Nature Center October 27 Details »

Art In The Wild
Open now through October 31 »
Watch the Video filmed by CASA »
Map »
Call for artists for 2019 »
Application for 2019 »

Photo Contest - entry deadline Nov. 30
2018 Entry Form »

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

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open.

October 16
Killdeer in the mudflats by the Morning Glory. Cedar Waxwings and Robins around the nature center feeding on winterberry.

October 5
First White-throated Sparrow of the season was seen today. Wood Ducks and Great Egrets are still here, but Green Herons may have departed.

October 2
Birds seen from the North Boardwalk: Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Fish Crow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-eyed Vireo, Broad-winged Hawk.

September 29
Sightings today included Blue-headed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Redstart, Black-throated Green Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.  

September 24
Wandering Gliders are migratory dragonflies. These fast fliers are found throughout the park this month. In summer, they fly north from the tropics, breeding along the way. In fall, they migrate south.

September 19
A Pileated Woodpecker was seen from the Towpath Trail.