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  • Karen Carlson
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  • Larry Imes
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  • Rick Price
  • Larry Imes
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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 is January 15!
Call for artists for 2019 »
Application for 2019 »
2019 Map of Sites »

Tour the Photo Contest Display
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2018 Photo Contest 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

All trails are open.

January 18
A Cooper's Hawk has been frequenting the bird feeders along with many White-throated Sparrows. Praying Mantis egg cases were observed in the flower beds surrounding the Nature Center.

January 14
Ducks and geese remain in the ice free sections of Wildwood Lake. A number of Red-shouldered Hawk sightings have been along the boardwalks. Red-winged Blackbirds at the feeders.

January 8
A Common Merganser and Ring-billed Gulls have been seen on Wildwood Lake. Listen for the call of a Belted Kingfisher as you walk along the Towpath Trail. Unlike some birds, female Belted Kingfishers are more colorful than males with a rust colored band across their belly.

January 2
Recent sightings include Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's Hawk and Pileated Woodpecker. Black bear tracks reported.

December 26
Look for Northern Shovelers, Mallards, and Gadwalls on the lake. Golden and Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Brown Creeper were seen along the Towpath Trail. A Hermit Thrush was spotted along the Towpath and near Fox Run Trail.