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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

4/7/2018 - 10/31/2018
Art In The Wild 2018: Exhibit Opens

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

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

Get in Shape Walk

Celebrate Wildwood

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Celebrate Wildwood
Sunday, September 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Walk for Wildwood
Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm
Walk for Wildwood »

Art In The Wild
Open now through October 31 »
Winners | Vote
Watch the Video filmed by CASA »
Map »
Call for artists for 2019 »
Application for 2019 »

2017 Photo Contest Display in the Nature Center
Contest Winners »
People's Choice Winners »
2018 Entry Form »

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

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open.

September 19
A Pileated Woodpecker was seen from the Towpath Trail. 

September 17
Birds seen today include: Chestnut-sided Warbler, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern Pewee, Wood Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, and Green Heron.

September 11
A Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar was found on the ground near a sycamore. At about 5 inches long, it was most likely the last instar looking for a place to pupate, preparing to spend the winter in the ground.

September 7
The Snowy Egret continues to be seen, along with Great Egrets, Great Blue Heron and Green Herons.
In the mud flats, look for Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, and Killdeer.

September 6
A Snowy Egret is at the south end of the lake along with several Great Egrets.