Park Rx Programs

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Join us on the road to a healthier YOU this year by spending some quality time in nature with our Park Rx series of programs.

The goal of these Park Rx programs is to benefit all ages in the community from children to seniors, create diverse activities to appeal to a wide range of health and wellness interests, strive to improve cognitive, emotional, social, and educational development, and create positive experiences in nature which can lead to a lifelong commitment for caring and conserving our natural resources.

With the support of Highmark Blue Shield, our sponsor, we’re excited to bring some amazing instructors and offerings to our parks and surrounding area. So, join the fun and register for some programs today!


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We require advance registration for all programs, including those that are free so we can adequately prepare for the number of participants and so we can reach out to you if there are any changes in the program due to inclement weather, etc.   

 Click on the program titles below and you'll be transferred to the registration page for that program.
All programs have limited capacity, so register early!


Program Date(s) Time Location Cost
Wednesday Wellness Walks - August Wed. Aug. 10
Wed. Aug. 17
Wed. Aug 24
Wed. Aug. 31
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Penn State Extension: Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener Friday,
August 12
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Detweiler Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Volunteer Work Day Saturday,
August 13
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Flower Walk:
Heat Tolerant Plants
Sunday, 
August 14
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Chinese Drumming
in conjunction with The Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute
Monday,
August 15
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fort Hunter Park $5 per person
Advance Registration
Required
Tai Chi
in conjunction with The Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute
Thursday,
August 18
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Fort Hunter Park
West Lawn
$5 per person
Advance Registration
Required
Walk With A Doc
Dr. Cayce Onks
Topic: Benefits of Step Counts | Physical Activity and Your Overall Health
Thursday, September 1 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Penbrook & Capital Area Greenbelt Paxtang Parkway FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Wednesday Wellness Walks - September Wed. Sept. 7
Wed. Sept. 14
Wed. Sept. 21
Wed. Sept. 28
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Walk With A Doc
Boyd Big Tree Preserve
Wednesday,
September 7
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Big Boyd
Tree Preserve
Harrisburg
FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Walk & Talk with a Master Gardener in conjunction with Penn State Extension Friday,
September 9
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Fort Hunter Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Volunteer Work Day Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Register Here
Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters, and Other Fall Surprises Sunday,
September 11
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Sound Meditation Thursday,
September 15
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fort Hunter Park
West Lawn
$5 per person
Advance Registration
Required
Wellness Naturally Saturday,
September  17
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Detweiler Park
Dauphin
$15 per person
Advance Registration
Required
Monarch Tagging Tuesday,
September 27
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fort Hunter Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Monarch Tagging Wednesday, 
September 28
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Detweiler Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Wednesday Wellness Walks - October Wed. Oct. 5
Wed. Oct. 12
Wed. Oct. 19
Wed. Oct. 26
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Walk with A Doc
Saturday,
October 8
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Volunteer Work Day Saturday,
October 8
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Register Here
Tree Identification Walk Sunday,
October 9
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
PawPaw Walk Tuesday,
October 11
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fort Hunter Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Walk & Talk with a Master Gardener in conjunction with Penn State Extension Friday,
October 14
9:30a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Under the Stars: Celebrating the James Webb Space Telescope Program Friday, 
October 14
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wiconisco Creek
Park in
Millersburg
FREE
Register Here
Wellness Naturally Saturday,
October 15
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Detweiler Park in
Dauphin
$15 per person
Advance Registration
Required
Wellness Naturally Sunday,
October 16
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wiconisco Creek Park in
Millersburg
$15 per person
Advance Registration
Required
Fort Hunter Conservancy Discovery Hike Sunday,
October 23
1:00  p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Fort Hunter 
Conservancy
FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Walk With A Doc
Dr. Bob Little
Topic: TBD
Saturday, November 5 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Veterans Park
Trail
FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Persimmon Walk Tuesday,
November 8
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Volunteer Work Day Saturday,
November 12
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Register Here
Waterfowl Walk Thursday,
November 17
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
National Take a Hike Day Thursday,
November 17
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Detweiler Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
National Take a Hike Day Thursday,
November 17
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fort Hunter
Conservancy
FREE
Advance Registration
Required
National Take a Hike Day Thursday,
November 17
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration
Required
Walk With A Doc
Dr. Everett Hills
Topic: Walking With Balance
Thursday,
December 8
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Linglestown Square Holiday Lights Walk FREE
Advance Registration
Required

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COVID-19 UPDATE
 We encourage our guests to wear masks during indoor programs, or during outdoor programs where social distancing may be difficult. While we encourage mask-wearing, we are not mandating it.