Wildwood Park Events

Art In The Wild: Exhibit Open

May 16, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit is available.

When: Dawn - Dusk

Fee: Free


CANCELED Wildwood Wellness Walk

August 12, 2020

Walks are a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided, 3-mile loop trail at Wildwood Park. The trail contains moderate hills and is surfaced with crushed stone or macadam. Running or biking is also welcome. Bikers should be familiar with biking etiquette on this shared use trail. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

When & Where: 5:45pm - 7:15pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center


CANCELED Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

August 12, 2020

Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play, and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Space is limited. 

When & Where: 10:00am – 10:45am, Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


Virtual Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

August 16, 2020

Join a Wildwood Park Naturalist on this Virtual Flower Walk to see some wetland plants, such as American Lotus and the Rose Mallows, along the North Boardwalk. Common ragweed, responsible for a great deal of allergic response, will be identified along the trail. 

When & Where: 'Like' Dauphin County Parks & Recreation on Facebook to participate in this event.

Fee: Free


CANCELED Summer Wreath Workshop

August 22, 2020

Decorate a summer wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including pressed flowers, grasses, shells and seed pods. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. After constructing a wreath, enjoy a fresh cup of lemonade while adding finishing touches. 


When & Where: 10:00am & 11:30am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center 

Fee: $15.00 per wreath


Wildwood Wellness Walk

August 27, 2020

Walks are a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided, 3-mile loop trail at Wildwood Park. The trail contains moderate hills and is surfaced with crushed stone or macadam. Running or biking is also welcome. Bikers should be familiar with biking etiquette on this shared use trail. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

When & Where: 5:45pm - 7:15pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center


VIRTUAL Run Wild for Wildwood 5K & 10K!

August 29, 2020

Join Wildwood Park for our Virtual Run Wild for Wildwood 5K & 10K (new this year!). This scenic run/walk will take you on the Wildwood Way Trail around the Lake and the Towpath Trail along the Pennsylvania Canal! You may choose to complete this at Wildwood Park or on your normal running route. Show your support for the Park by registering online. Proceeds benefit "Save the Boardwalks" Friends of Wildwood Campaign. Register here.

When & Where: Anytime, Anywhere; August 23-29

Fee: Free, donations accepted in support of Friends of Wildwood "Save the Boardwalks" Campaign


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