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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?

Wildwood Park Improvement Projects
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Art In The Wild
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


April 17
Yellow-rumped Warblers around today. A Brown Thrasher was signing in front of the nature center front door this morning. Lots of Green-winged Teal on the lake.

Blooming spring wildflowers include:  Cut-leaved Toothwort, Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily and Bloodroot.

April 11
Recent sightings include Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  

April 4
Rough-winged Swallows and Osprey.  Wilson's Snipe continue to provide good views near the South Lot.

March 29
A Fox Sparrow was singing near the Paxton Creek Bridge this morning; Swamp Sparrow along East Shore Trail.  On the lake: Northern Shoveler, Common Merganser, Gadwall, Wood Duck, Black Duck, Green-winged Teal and Great Egrets. 

March 21
Tree Swallows and Common Grackles are back. Three Tundra Swans were on the lake early this morning.  Blue-winged Teal on the lake.

March 19

Killdeer and Wilson's Snipes were seen around the mud flats at the South end. Also on the South end of the lake: Gadwalls, Mallards, American Black Ducks, Wood Ducks, Northern Pintails, and Common Mergansers.

March 15
Eastern Phoebe returned this morning and could be heard calling by the Paxton Creek Bridge.

March 14
One Great Egret spotted on the lake this morning.