Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wildwood Park

 
 
Wildwood Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Wildwood Park Marker
Inscription. Inspired by 'City Beautiful' advocates Horace McFarland and Mira Lloyd Dock, Wildwood Park opened its first trails in 1907. The largest of several Harrisburg parks designed in 1901 by leading horticulturist Warren Manning, it was part of a nationwide movement to enhance recreation, nature preservation and flood control in urban areas. Formerly Wetzel's Swamp, this Dauphin County park provides both educational and recreational opportunities.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 18.467′ N, 76° 53.208′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Industrial Road and Wildwood Way, on the right when traveling north on Industrial Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildwood Lake Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrisburg (approx. one mile away); Old Harrisburg Academy/Dixon University Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); Italian Lake (approx. 1.4 miles away); Zembo Shrine Temple
Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Park Entrance
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Harrisburg State Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Farm Show (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Curtin (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Wildwood Lake Sanctuary marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wildwood Park. Formerly Wildwood Lake Sanctuary and Nature Center (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,545 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement