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Dauphin County - Wildwood Park

Dauphin County - Wildwood Park - BEST Places to Picnic

100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 221-0292 Phone

Explore Wildwood Park!

Wildwood Park and the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center offer a place to relax, explore and learn. The 210 acre park is known for the 90 acre shallow lake, 6 miles of trails, 1.5 miles of boardwalks and a convenient stop for exercise enthusiasts and nature goers. 

The Olewine Nature Center's exhibit hall displays the workings of a freshwater wetland and gives visitors a glimpse of the wildlife inhabitants.

The park offers outdoor recreation opportunities including excellent birding, picnicking, hiking/walking trails, fishing, biking and more. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. 

The Nature Center is one of the leading interpretive centers in the area and an excellent resource center for groups, educators, nature enthusiasts, and home-schooled children. The center is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Facilities and Overview

This beautiful 210 acre Nature Sanctuary contains a 90 acre lake and wetlands, a diversity of flora and fauna, and is situated just north of Harrisburg in a very central location. The state of the art Nature Center offers a variety of programs and expert Naturalists year round. Six miles of trails and handicapped accessible boardwalks make this park a favorite for nature enthusiasts, walkers, and joggers.


From US 22/322, exit onto Route 39, west. Turn left onto Industrial Road. Various parking lots are located on the left hand side of Industrial Road. To visit the Nature Center, proceed 1.2 miles to Wildwood Way. Turn left and follow it to the Nature Center.

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