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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?

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Art In The Wild
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Paxton Creek Streambank Restoration
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North Boardwalk Flood Damage
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Wildwood Park Improvement Projects
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Wildwood Restoration Summary
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

February 18

A raccoon tested positive for rabies at Wildwood Park. Anyone who may have been exposed to the raccoon, should call the Dauphin County State Health Center Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm at 717-346-1470 or after hours at 1-877-PA-HEALTH. For more information on the incident and on rabies in general visit https://www.abc27.com/news/local/harrisburg/rabid-raccoon-attacked-person-at-wildwood-park/.


February 12

Eastern Phoebes have been seen on the North Boardwalk. 


February 10

Ducks and geese continue to enjoy the past week's rainfall on the Lake. 


January 28

Hermit Thrush sightings near the Nature Center. 


January 27

Numerous muskrat sightings have occurred along Paxton Creek, behind the Nature Center. 


January 10

Floodwaters damaged a section of the North Boardwalk. Until a long-term solution can be reached, please access the rest of the trail via the alternative primitive trail from the Delta Boardwalk. Primitive conditions could include: mud, debris, ticks and uneven terrain.


January 9

The first snow of 2020 continues to blanket Wildwood Lake and walking trails in a sea of white. Hermit Thrush, American Robin and Eastern Bluebird have been frequenting the Winterberry Shrubs outside the Nature Center.


December 31

Gulls, geese and mallards can be seen and heard on the lake.


December 23

The Canal and Lake are frozen over at most locations. 


December 19

Eastern Bluebirds have been seen in numerous locations throughout the park. 


December 17

A muskrat lodge can be seen near the mulch pile on the lake side of the Towpath Trail.