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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?

Wildwood Park Improvement Projects
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NEW! Ages 4-6, Dr. Seuss Science Series
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Boy Scouts - Into The Woods
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Wetland Festival
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2019 Summer Day Camps
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Why is the lake so shallow? Details »
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


March 21
Tree Swallows and Common Grackles are back. Three Tundra Swans were on the lake early this morning.  Blue-winged Teal on the lake.

March 19

Killdeer and Wilson's Snipes were seen around the mud flats at the South end. Also on the South end of the lake: Gadwalls, Mallards, American Black Ducks, Wood Ducks, Northern Pintails, and Common Mergansers.

March 15
Eastern Phoebe returned this morning and could be heard calling by the Paxton Creek Bridge.

March 14
One Great Egret spotted on the lake this morning.  

March 4
Recent species observed along the Towpath Trail included American Tree Sparrow, Common Merganser, Red-shouldered Hawk, Chipmunk and Muskrat.

February 28
Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintails and Common Mergansers are on the lake. Look for Eastern Bluebirds and Brown Creepers while walking the trails around the park.

February 22
Wood Ducks were spotted on the lake.

February 19
Walk the Delta Boardwalk and search for Yellow-rumped Warblers, Brown Creepers, Red-shouldered Hawks and keep an eye out for Bald Eagles - very active this time of year.