About the Park

Wildwood Park provides visitors with a variety of trails that range from easy to difficult. From wooden boardwalks that are handicapped accessible to natural surface trails with steeper inclines, the trails support recreation for all. Activities include anything from walking, running, and hiking to biking, birdwatching, and even cross-country skiing in the winter. To learn more about the trails of Wildwood Park, click here.

The park is also home to the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center, which is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Features of the Nature Center include an exhibit area that depicts the areas natural resource information for both children and adults, as well as a nature store and restrooms. At the center of Wildwood Park is a shallow lake that is a habitat to many bird species. The park’s longest trail–Wildwood Way–skirts the lake and is utilized by the larger Capital Area Greenbelt, a 20-mile loop trail that meanders through and around Harrisburg. Naturalists at Wildwood Park expect to find the improved habitat an excellent breeding area for frogs, salamanders, and wildflowers.

Photo courtesy of Nikita Nunemacher

Parking and Trail Access

100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110

This public park, located on the outskirts of Harrisburg, sits right on the edge of suburban and urban culture in the area. A great place to visit with family as you are able to enjoy the wonderful trails as you take part in the wildlife that surrounds you. Be sure to bring a camera to truly capture the moment. Come inside to the Nature Center to check out the exhibits and learn more information about the area.


Map courtesy of Explore Wildwood Park

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