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Wildwood Park

Bird Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
October is a good month to see the transition of migrant bird species as they come and go. Join Rick and Peggy Price to look for fall warblers and other songbirds heading south; raptors including Broad-winged and Sharp-shinn… read more

Volunteer Work Day

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. This program is part of the Park R… read more

Walk With A Doc

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join us for a Walk With A Doc at Veteran's Park. The walk will be approximately 2 miles.

Tree Identification Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Cara Martinez-Williams for a leisurely walk with a focus on trees. Become familiar with a variety of species around the nature center while enjoying fall foliage. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs s… read more

Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one hour stroll to learn about plants in the parks. A short presentation related to what we will be seeing will precede the walk. Participants can choose to walk only a portio… read more

Kids Discover: Leaves (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Autumn is a beautiful time of year as leaves fall and change color all around us. Have you ever wondered why this happens? Join a Naturalist for leaf exploration and become a leaf detective to track down the parent tree. Use… read more

Night at the Nature Center

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take an after-hours walk through the Olewine Nature Center and watch the exhibit hall critters come to life! Kids will meet these fun talking animals and visit other stations including a campfire to make s’mores, sip apple c… read more

Kids Discover: Fall (Ages 2-5)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Enjoy a morning outdoors learning about fall with a Wildwood Park Naturalist. Age-appropriate activities and a story will accompany this program. Program will occur outside; please dress accordingly. Ages 2-5, one chaperone … read more

Kids Discover: Bats (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Discover the bats of PA and the common misconceptions we have about them. Are they all blood-sucking vampires? Are they really blind? Will they fly into my hair? Join a Naturalist for a chance to learn about these nocturnal … read more

The Cat in the Hat Learning Series

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive story session for children ages 3-5. Stories, rhymes, and a craft/activity will introduce science through the eyes of the Cat In The Hat. Classes are offered during 3 consec… read more

Art In The Wild Workshop

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Ever wanted to participate in Wildwood's Art In The Wild, but felt you did not possess the knowledge or necessary skills to do so? Join a local artist for a hands-on workshop of your choosing to learn the ins and outs - dos … read more

Cadette Girl Scouts: Trees

Harrisburg, PA EDT
What would we do without trees? Trees provide shade, oxygen and wood for crafts and our homes! During this fun program Cadette Girl Scouts will learn to identify trees, use trees or parts of trees to create a design and disc… read more

Persimmon Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Fall fruits are not just a favorite of squirrels and chipmunks! There are a few humans can enjoy as well. Take a walk with a Naturalist along the Towpath Trail to view and taste these curious fall fruits known as persimmons.… read more

Keystone Trails Association Trail Work Day

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Help give Wildwood's East Shore Trail some TLC! Meet at the Olewine Pavilion then lend a hand to improve this popular footpath. Tools, training and personal protective equipment are provided. Please bring a water bottle and … read more

Volunteer Work Day

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. This program is part of the Park R… read more

Kids Discover: What Do Animals Eat? (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Have you ever wondered what animals eat? Join a Naturalist at Wildwood Park to discover the animal adaptations that help them eat and find their food. Learn how to identify food preferences based on animal features, complete… read more

Wild Recipes: Fall Foraging in Your Backyard

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Curious about edible plants and how to utilize them to create yummy fall recipes? Join Naturalists at Wildwood Park to learn how to cook with a variety of fall fruits and nuts. Samples of each edible treat will be provided. … read more

Waterfowl Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Volunteers Rick and Peggy Price to search for migrating waterfowl along the Towpath Trail. There may be other migratory birds such as Winter Wrens and Rusty Blackbirds. Meet at the Middle Parking Lot. This program is pa… read more

National Take a Hike Day

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Grab your hiking boots, family and friends – it’s National Take a Hike Day! Get outdoors for some fresh air, scenery and exercise. Take a hike with a Naturalist or at your own pace on various terrain exploring the trails and… read more

Kids Discover: Ducks (Ages 7-9)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join a Naturalist to explore the dabbling and diving world of ducks! Discover adaptations that make ducks different from other birds, what they eat and where they nest. A short walk to the lake will accompany this program. A… read more

Kids Discover: Turkey Talk (Ages 2-5)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
It’s that time of year! Bring your littles for a morning session with a Naturalist at Wildwood Park. Learn all about Wild Turkeys and what makes these colorful birds unique. Program will include crafts and a story. Ages 2-5,… read more

Cadette Girl Scouts: Night Owl

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time. Join us as day turns to night to fulfill requirements for the Cadette Night Owl badge. Scouts will explore Wildwood, discover the myths of the stars and moon and l… read more

Public Meeting: Wildwood Lake Restoration

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Tune in virtually on December 13 to learn the results of a design and planning project on how to restore Wildwood Lake. Funded by a DEP Growing Greener grant, this project studied Wildwood Lake and detailed how restoration a… read more
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Past Events

Volunteer Work Day

Volunteer Work Day

Harrisburg, PA
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, September 10 2022 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Macrame Workshop

Macrame Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Join Lindsey Sansoni artist and owner of Why Knot, Handmade Macrame, for an evening workshop at Wildwood Park. Create a unique macrame plant hanger to brighten up your home. The workshop is open to those 8 years and older. In just 5 easy knots, participants will learn the basics to all macrame crea…
Thu, Aug 25 2022 6:00 PM Thu, Sep 29 2022 8:30 PM

Erie Insurance Day of Caring

Erie Insurance Day of Caring

Harrisburg, PA
Day of Caring volunteer project at Wildwood Park.  Work is primarily trail enhancements. The project site is about a half mile walk from the parking area to the trail work site.  Volunteers will need to walk to the work site.  Restrooms are located at the parking area.   Meet at the North Lot Pav…
Friday, September 9 2022 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

FULL Junior Girl Scouts: Digital Photography

FULL Junior Girl Scouts: Digital Photography

Harrisburg, PA
Discover the world of digital photography with this new Junior Girl Scout program! Learn how to use a digital camera by taking photos of a variety of subjects using different camera modes. Practice editing them adjusting exposure, saturation, contrast and more. The options are endless! Participants…
Sunday, October 2 2022 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

Kids Discover: Nocturnal Animals (Ages 5-10)

Kids Discover: Nocturnal Animals (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA
Although we go to sleep at night, lots of animals are just waking up! Join a Naturalist to explore the wide variety of nocturnal wildlife through sound and sight at Wildwood Park. Call for owls, discover adaptations that allow these animals to roam at night and look for night-flying insects. This p…
Saturday, September 17 2022 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Sunday Evening Bird Walk

Sunday Evening Bird Walk

Harrisburg, PA
Join Volunteers Rick and Peggy Price for this early September evening walk. The walk will begin at the South Lot, where we will look for shorebirds, and continue down the Towpath Trail. Pre-registration required.
Sunday, September 4 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters and Other Fall Surprises

Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters and Other Fall Surprises

Harrisburg, PA
Even with autumn in full swing, there is still an abundance of goldenrods and asters and maybe even a few surprises. Many seeds will be present including those of trees and it will be easy to see the different methods of seed dispersal. Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams for this final walk of t…
Sunday, September 11 2022 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Fall Wreath Workshop

Fall Wreath Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Design and decorate a fall wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including dried flowers, grasses and seed pods. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, September 17 2022 8:30 AM 3:15 PM

Preschool Storytime: Fall at Wildwood

Preschool Storytime: Fall at Wildwood

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun outdoor story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play and an activity will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Program will occur outdoors. Space…
Wednesday, October 5 2022 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

CANCELED Keystone Trails Association East Shore Trail Work Night

CANCELED Keystone Trails Association East Shore Trail Work Night

Harrisburg, PA
Help give Wildwood's East Shore Trail some TLC! Dinner will be provided for participants. Meet at the Olewine Pavilion at 5:00 pm for sandwiches and beverages, then lend a hand to improve this popular footpath. Tools, training and personal protective equipment are provided. Please bring a water bot…
Tuesday, August 30 2022 5:00 PM 7:30 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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