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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
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Photo Contest
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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
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

July 10
Lizard's Tail and Purple Loosestrife are now in bloom. The large flowers of the American Lotus are visible on the Lake. Osprey can be heard calling from their nest along Industrial Road near the Middle Parking Lot. 

July 6
American Lotus has started to bloom near the Middle Parking Lot. A Black-crowned Night-Heron was spotted along the Towpath Trail. 

July 3
All trails are open, public restrooms and the Nature Center remain closed. 

June 26
All trails are open.  Public restrooms and the Nature Center remain closed.

June 25
There is a large swath of American Lotus growing at the end of the North Boardwalk.  Expect a nice showing of blooms there starting mid-July. Birds are busy feeding on mulberries near the Morning Glory spillway.

June 11
An Osprey can be seen on its nest located on the telephone pole on the far side of Industrial Road at the Middle Lot. We hope to see babies there really soon!

June 5
Snapping turtles were seen nesting and laying eggs in the Park at various locations. Early, humid, wet mornings are best to view this incredible process. 

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.