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

Art In The Wild 2019
DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 15
Application for 2019 »
2019 Map of Sites »

Photo Contest Winners »
Photo Contest People's Choice Winners »

2019 Summer Day Camps
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Donate to the Capital Campaign
Capital Campaign Letter 2018 »

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

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

TRAILS
All trails are open. 

February 14
A Hermit Thrush was spotted emerging from the cattails near the south end of the lake. Cooper's Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks continue to be seen around the park.

February 8
Canvasback, Lesser Scaup and Northern Pintail were seen at the south end of the lake this morning. Two Eagles were spotted flying overhead on Wildwood Way near the large Sycamore Tree. Some Eastern Bluebirds and American Robins were seen eating from the Winterberry Bushes out front of the Nature Center.

February 5
As the ice melts away, Mallards, Gadwalls, and Green-winged Teals return to the south end of the lake. A Red-shouldered Hawk and an immature Cooper's Hawk were seen along the trails. Immature Cooper's Hawks have yellow eyes, where adult Cooper's Hawks have red eyes.

January 31
An American Tree Sparrow was spotted at the bird feeders behind the Nature Center. A large group of eleven Northern Cardinals was also seen around the feeders.

January 26
A female Goldeneye was photographed on Wildwood Lake.