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Wildwood Park

Flower Walk: Jack-in-the-Pulpits and Other Spring Flowers

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search for Jack in the Pulpits. Learn interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit and why it could also be known as “Jill in the Pulpit”. Space is limited. Pre-registration require… read more

Kids Discover: Songbirds (Ages 4-6)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
“What kind of bird was that?!” Have you ever heard or seen a bird and wondered what it could be? Join a Naturalist and learn about our local songbirds and characteristics that make them easy to identify. Become an amateur bi… read more

Kids Discover: Songbirds (Ages 7-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
“What kind of bird was that?!” Have you ever heard or seen a bird and wondered what it could be? Join a Naturalist and learn about our local songbirds and characteristics that make them easy to identify. Become an amateur bi… read more

Birdwalk: Nesting Birds

Harrisburg, PA EDT
This bird walk with Rick and Peggy Price will begin at the Nature Center to explore Wildwood Way and the North Boardwalk. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Mulberry Tree Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
In June, mulberries will be ripe for the picking. These delicious berries are not just a favorite of songbirds, foxes, raccoons, opossums, skunks and squirrels—humans enjoy them, too. Take a walk with a Naturalist along the … read more

Daisy & Brownie Girl Scouts: Shapes in Nature

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Exploring outdoors is always enjoyable and even more so when searching for shapes and patterns in nature. During this program scouts will investigate Wildwood Park to discover patterns in insects, leaves, spiders and their w… read more

Wild Edibles Program

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Debbie Naha-Koretzky (the Wild Edibles Lady) to discover edible plants in our area. Lots of folks do not realize they are surrounded by edibles. From vacant lots to backyards, nature provides an abundance of plants that… read more

Kids Discover: Herps (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
A short walk along the Towpath or Delta Boardwalk reveals a row of turtles basking in the sun, a startled frog leaping into the water or a snake curled up on a log. Frogs, turtles and snakes have many adaptations unique to a… 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. Pre-registration required.

Educator Workshop: Wild About Pollinators

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Pollinating insects are vital to our survival!  Join educators from DCNR State Parks and Wildwood Park for a fun, interactive and educational workshop on pollinators. Discover the many species of pollinating insects and thei… read more

Flower Walk: Peak of Blooming

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to view fragrant water lilies, yarrow, white beardtongue, blue-eyed grass and common milkweed. Learn how these and other flowers were named and some of their uses by early settlers and N… read more

FULL Nature Explorers Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, explore aquatic life in Paxton Creek and enjoy a live animal presentation. Each day will focus on a new, fun topic about plants and animals and include nature-themed … read more

Bird Walk: Nesting Birds

Harrisburg, PA EDT
This bird walk with volunteers Rick and Peggy Price will begin at the nature center to explore Wildwood Way and the North Boardwalk. Meet at the nature center parking lot. Assume canceled if raining. Space is limited. Pre-re… read more

FULL Nature Explorers Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, explore aquatic life in Paxton Creek and enjoy a live animal presentation. Each day will focus on a new, fun topic about our local plants and animals and include natu… read more

Environmental Pioneers

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join various Naturalists during this two-day camp in learning about a variety of topics related to the environment. Teens ages 15-17 will discover what jobs exist in the environmental world and dive into various activities r… 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

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. Pre-registration required.

FULL Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Campers ages 9 to 11 who are interested in discovering the outdoors will spend the week learning more about species identification and natural history. Hands-on activities will explore life beneath water, amphibians, reptile… read more

Flower Walk: Still More Blooms

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search and view joe-pye weed, pokeweed, three species of monarda and two species of jewelweed. Learn how these flowers were named and some of their early and even modern day uses. Spa… read more

FULL Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Campers ages 9 to 11 who are interested in discovering the outdoors will spend the week learning more about species identification and natural history. Hands-on activities will explore life beneath water, amphibians, reptile… read more

Art Heals - Painting

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join us for Art Heals in conjunction with the Susquehanna Art Museum. This is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.

Little Sprouts Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Sprouts ages 4 and 5 will discover nature through hands-on activities. Spend the day exploring the outdoors through discovery and sensory walks, stories, crafts and much more. Learn about the different plants and animals tha… read more

Pound the Colors of Wildwood into Cloth

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Design a unique cotton bandana using flowers and leaves from Wildwood Park. Natural Dyer Carol Reed will lead participants on a short walk to forage plant material at the Park before returning to the Olewine Pavilion where p… read more

FULL Outdoor Week Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will spend the week outdoors exploring the natural world and learning basic wilderness survival skills. Discover the importance of teamwork while working together to build shelters and campf… read more

Wild Recipes: Summer Foraging in Your Backyard

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Curious about edible plants and how to utilize them to create yummy summer recipes? Join Naturalists at Wildwood Park to learn how to make Staghorn Sumac Lemonade, Mulberry Syrup and to learn about what plants and petals to … read more

Greenbelt Connector Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join a Naturalist to walk the Greenbelt Connector from Fort Hunter to Wildwood Park. Plan to park along the river at Fort Hunter and meet at Heckton Church. The walk will proceed along the river past several historical and n… read more

Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood

Harrisburg, PA EDT
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 … 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. Pre-registration required.

Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to see some of the 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 ide… read more

Kids Discover: Monarchs (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Monarch butterflies are some of the most widely studied insects in the entire world. Join a Naturalist for a chance to see these amazing insects up close and personal in three of their prominent life stages. Program will occ… read more

Walk With A Doc

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join us for a Walk With A Doc around Wildwood Park!  The full loop is approximately 3-miles in length, but you can choose to do as much or as little as you would like.
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Past Events

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Curious about the art of flower arranging Ikebana style? Join Dolores McGee, owner of D McGee Design Studio, a floral design and event planning business based in Harrisburg, for an evening workshop. Dolores will provide a brief history about the art of Japanese Ikebana and basic techniques for desi…
Thursday, May 12 2022 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Cadette & Senior Girl Scouts: Outdoor Art Explorer and Expert

Cadette & Senior Girl Scouts: Outdoor Art Explorer and Expert

Harrisburg, PA
Each year Wildwood Park hosts artists who create outdoor trailside art. Examine these Art In The Wild installations, meet an artist, take a hike for inspiration and create your own outdoor art. This will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for your badge. Please bring a snack, drink and lunch. S…
Saturday, April 30 2022 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

FULL Preschool Storytime

FULL Preschool Storytime

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; pleas…
Wednesday, April 13 2022 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

CANCELED Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats

CANCELED Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats

Harrisburg, PA
Habitat is key for the survival of all wild species. During this program, scouts will explore the park and search for animals in diverse habitats from forest to wetlands. Scouts will also learn how to improve spaces for wildlife and create a wildlife shelter to take home. Please bring a snack, drin…
Saturday, May 7 2022 10:00 AM 1:30 PM

FULL Kids Discover: Birds and Their Nests (Ages 5-10)

FULL Kids Discover: Birds and Their Nests (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA
Have you ever looked closely at a bird’s nest? They are made up of all kinds of different materials, from mud to twigs. In fact, each species of bird makes a unique nest! Join a Naturalist for this hands-on program where kids will get to examine nests, search for nests in the Park and make their ow…
Friday, April 15 2022 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

FULL Flower Walk: Dutchman's Breeches and Trout Lilies

FULL Flower Walk: Dutchman's Breeches and Trout Lilies

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to look for early spring flowers such as Dutchman’s breeches, trout lilies, spring beauties and flowering trees. Learn interesting facts about these early spring bloomers. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Sunday, April 24 2022 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

St. Catherine Laboure

St. Catherine Laboure

Harrisburg, PA
St. Catherine Laboure4/29/2240 students3-5 years
Friday, April 29 2022 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

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, May 14 2022 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Birdwalk: Peak Migration

Birdwalk: Peak Migration

Harrisburg, PA
Meet Rick and Peggy Price at the Nature Center Parking Lot to search for spring migrants. This can be the best walk of the year when it comes to the variety of species seen. Warblers, phoebes, wrens, orioles, other songbirds and raptors are all a possibility. Spring migration will be in full swing!…
Wednesday, May 4 2022 7:30 AM 9:30 AM

Sign Design Workshop

Sign Design Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Design your own decorative wooden sign using Black Walnut sustainably harvested from the Park. Everything needed for each participant to create their own nature-themed sign will be provided. Enjoy light refreshments while adding your final touches. Timeslots are limited to 15 participants. Pre-regi…
Saturday, May 14 2022 11:00 AM 3:30 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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