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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

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

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

FULL - Junior Scout Program: Animal Habitats

Project FeederWatch

FULL - Wreath Workshop

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Art In The Wild
Call for artists for 2019 »
Application for 2019 »

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

Gift Ideas from Friends of Wildwood
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Why is the lake so shallow? Details »
Wildwood Lake Summary Sheet »
Feasibility Study »

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open.

November 13
In the lake, look for American Black Duck, Gadwall, Wood Duck and Green-winged Teal.  A Red-tailed Hawk has been hanging around the North Boardwalk.

November 9
An Evening Grosbeak was sighted at the bird feeder.

October 31
Rusty Blackbirds were seen down the Tow Path Trail. A Belted Kingfisher was perched on the Morning Glory. Birds at the mudflats at the south end: Pectoral Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck, Mallard.

October 26
Recent shorebird sightings in the mudflats at the south end of the lake include Pectoral Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Killdeer.

October 24
Along the trails, look for migratory songbirds including Yellow-rumped Warblers, Blue-headed Vireos and Golden-crowned Kinglets.

October 18
The 4th and 5th grade students who visited for a field trip today got to see a Red-tailed Hawk soaring and a Belted Kingfisher hovering and hunting.