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 through 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!


Winter Walk Web Winter Walk 2 Web Roll Walk Web


We require advance registration for most 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
Winter Discovery on the Towpath December 11 - January 30, 2022 Explore on your own schedule. Wildwood Park FREE - No Registration 
Wednesday Wellness Walks for January Wed. January 26 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Wildwood Park
Meet outside the
Olewine Nature Center
FREE - Advance Registration Required
Walk with A Doc Sun. January 23 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Location change to Fort Hunter Park FREE - Advance Registration Required
Wednesday Wellness Walks in February Wed. Feb. 2
Wed. Feb 9
Wed. Feb. 16
Wed. Feb. 23
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Wildwood Park
Meet outside the Olewine Nature Center
FREE - Advance Registration Required
Walk With A Doc Sat. Feb. 5 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fort Hunter Park Greenbelt Connector FREE - Advance Registration Required
Wednesday Wellness Walks in March Wed. March 2
Wed. March 9
Wed. March 16
Wed. March 23
Wed. March 30
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Wildwood Park
Meet outside the Olewine Nature Center
FREE - Advance Registration Required
Volunteer Work Day Sat. March 12 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wildwood Park
Kick off the spring season and help with habitat enhancement projects. 
Advance Registration Requested
Campfire S'mores and Stories Fri. March 18 7:30 -9:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration Required
Hello Spring! Spring Equinox Program Sat. March 19 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration Required
Flower Walk - Cold Tolerant Plants with
Cara Martinez-Williams
Sun. March 20 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Wildwood Park FREE
Advance Registration Required

Winter Walk In the Woods cross country skiing Spring Work Day Web


COVID-19 UPDATE
In the past few weeks, there has been an increase in COVID cases among the unvaccinated (children included). The new variant, Omicron, has a high transmission rate. The CDC has elevated the Dauphin County community to be that of a substantial risk of exposure. We strongly 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.