It's National Park and Recreation Month! Parks were created to serve people and provide them with a place to appreciate nature, exercise, socialize and have fun! Get out and find a program to teach you a new way to actively enjoy a park near you!
Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month by getting outdoors and getting active! Regular physical activity along with healthy eating can lower your risk of obesity, reduce high blood pressure, and improve your mood. Try visiting a local farmer’s market and better yet, ride your bike there!
For the more adventuresome, climbing puts a new perspective on the outdoors. Learn the basics of rock climbing, safety, and equipment through instructional learning and actual climbing and rappelling.
July 4th is a fish for free day!! Visit for more opportunities to fish in the Keystone state!

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Why Get Outdoors PA?

Did you ever try fly fishing, nature photography, target shooting or backpacking?  Get Outdoors PA is a way for you and your whole family to learn or advance these recreation activities through active, outside, fun  programs. There is something for everyone! If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

The high point for programming is National Park and Recreation month but we have programming year around so keep an eye on the calendar...



Wildwood Park: a peaceful wildlife sanctuary within the limits of Harrisburg


You can enjoy a flower walk, naturalist camp or even a 'birds by paddle' workshop for educators at Wildwood Park.  Nature center, trails, lake and pavilions are available for enjoyment.  Come and visit!


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