• Friends of Wildwood Park
  • Karen Carlson
  • Volunteer Work Day
  • Larry Imes
  • Charlie Smith
  • Steve Dale
  • Rick Price
  • Larry Imes
  • Olewine Nature Center
  • Steve Dale
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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

7/28/2019 - 1/21/2020
Call to the Artist

12/14/2019 - 1/25/2020
Photography Contest Display

Art In The Wild Workshop

12/14/2019 - 12/31/2019
Winter Discovery at Wildwood Park

Natural Ornaments

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Art In The Wild
2020 Application »
2020 Call to Artists »
2020 Sites to Choose From Map »

Photo Contest
Photo entries due Nov. 30th

2019 Photo Contest Brochure »
2018 Photo Contest Winners »
2018 Photo Contest People's Choice Winners »

Paxton Creek Streambank Restoration
Construction to begin in November »

Wildwood Park Improvement Projects
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Why is the lake so shallow?
Wildwood Restoration Summary Sheet »

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

December 5

The North Boardwalk is closed.

December 4

Construction continues on Paxton Creek with a light dusting of snow. 


November 27

There are Rusty Blackbirds on the East Shore Trail.

November 21

Paxton Creek Stream Bank Restoration construction has started near the Nature Center. 

November 12

Mallard, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Coot, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Canada Goose, and Bufflehead have been recently seen on enjoying the Lake. 

October 31
Rusty Blackbirds, Hermit Thrush, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets have been seen on the Towpath and North Boardwalk. 

October 29
Black bear tracks were seen this morning in the park, adding to the interesting mammal sightings of the past week.

October 28
American Coot and Bufflehead were seen from the Towpath in the Lake. 

October 23
A Porcupine was spotted in the park today, a rare daytime sighting for this mostly nocturnal animal.