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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

8/16/2018
Get in Shape Walk

8/18/2018
Reptiles!

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Reptiles! on August 18 is new program with ZooAmerica
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Celebrate Wildwood
Sunday, September 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Wildwood »

Walk for Wildwood
Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm
Walk for Wildwood »

Used books needed for FOWW book sale at Celebrate Wildwood
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Art In The Wild
Open now through October 31 »
Winners | Vote
Watch the Video filmed by CASA »
Map »

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

TRAILS
All trails are open.

August 9
August is a great month to look and listen for insects. Cicadas call during the day and Katydids can be heard at night.
Ichneumon wasps have long, thin bodies. Females have long ovipositors that are often longer than the body. They can be mistaken for long stingers, but are used for laying eggs on the body of a beetle larva deep inside a tree or log.

July 30
American Lotus is blooming. Best views from Towpath Trail and the end of the North Boardwalk.

July 24
Swamp Rose Mallow is blooming along the edges of the lake and canal.

July 17
The gardens in front of the nature center are full of blooms that attract diverse pollinators.

July 11
American Lotus is blooming and can be seen from the end of the North Boardwalk.