• Friends of Wildwood Park
  • Karen Carlson
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  • Larry Imes
  • Charlie Smith
  • Steve Dale
  • Rick Price
  • Larry Imes
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Due to COVID-19, The Nature Center and park restrooms are closed until further notice.
Trail Hours: Daily dawn-dusk

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?

COVID-19
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What Does Stay-At-Home Mean for Outdoor Recreation?
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Art In The Wild
Art In The Wild 2020 Map »
Art In The Wild 2020 Video »
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Photo Contest
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Photo Contest People's Choice Winners »

Paxton Creek Streambank Restoration
Paxton Creek Streambank Restoration »

North Boardwalk Closed
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Wildwood Park Improvement Projects
Construction Underway
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Wildwood Restoration Summary
Wildwood Restoration Summary »

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

June 3

Muskrat seen swimming in the Canal.

June 1

All trails are open, public restrooms and the Nature Center remain closed. Look for yellow Spatterdock blooming in the Canal and for the white Sweet-scented Water Lily blooming near the Spillway. Also a Monarch butterfly was spotted in front of the Nature Center.

May 28

Snowy Egret and Semipalmated Sandpiper today on the mudflats in the southern part of Wildwood.

May 26

WILDWOOD WAY TRAIL CLOSED MAY 26-29 FOR TRAIL REPAIRS.

May 21

THE NATURE CENTER PARKING LOT IS OPEN. 
PARK RESTROOMS CLOSED.

May 12

Spring migrants are passing through Wildwood, including: Scarlet Tanager, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Wood Thrush, Warbling Vireo, Palm Warbler, and Black-throated Blue Warbler. 

May 8

Orchard Orioles have been seen and heard on the North Boardwalk and the Towpath.

May 4

White-eyed Vireos and Baltimore Orioles were seen on the Towpath Trail.