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“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.
Photographed 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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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); Former William Penn High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dauphin County Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Harrisburg Academy / Dixon University Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); Italian Lake (approx. 1.4 miles away); Zembo Shrine Temple (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Park Entrance
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Sep. 25, 2023