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  • Cactus in a planter pot made with mosaic glass pieces

    Art Heals: Mosaic Montage Cactus

    , Harrisburg
    Get creative and hands-on as you design your own unique cactus mosaic. This is a beginner-level workshop hosted by Amanda from Mosaic Montage, and no prior experience is needed.
  • Kids enjoying a homeschool program in a historic house

    Homeschool Days 2024

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for Homeschool Days where students will learn about the rich history of Fort Hunter and the people that lived here over the past few hundred years. The day will include games, activities, and an interactive tour of Fort Hunter Mansion. This program is suited for students ages 7-12 years.
  • Group of people admiring trees, plants and flowers outdoors

    Master Gardener Walk & Talk

    , Dauphin
    Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one-hour stroll to learn about plants in the park. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Pre-registration is required.
  • A man starting a fire outside

    Bushcraft Basics

    , Dauphin
    This adventure exposes participants to the basic skills of shelter building, navigation, water, fire crafting, and more. Guides will provide safety and skill instruction before and during the trip. If you need special assistance with this, please contact us directly so we can discuss any accommodations needed for this program.
  • Two Dogs in a Photo Board Pretending to be a Goose and a Frog

    Wild About Dogs

    , Harrisburg
    Join the Friends of Wildwood for their third annual dog event! This will be a unique opportunity to honor your favorite furry friends and celebrate the wonders of Wildwood Park. Complete a fun scavenger hunt with your best friend, engage with local pet-centered vendors, buy some homemade tasty dog and human treats and more!
  • Opossum with babies

    Kids Discover: Animals and Their Mothers (Ages 5-10)

    , Harrisburg
    Join a Naturalist to explore the world of wild animal mothers and their young. Participants will discover the answers to these questions and many more through stories, a short hike, hands-on activities and a craft—what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
  • Outside class of yoga with participants standing

    Stand Up Yoga

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for a 45-minute standing yoga program that works on alignment, posture, balance, and the spinal column with instructor Leslie Avila from DelightFull Co. A Park Rx wellness program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
  • A group of people dancing outside on grass

    Zoombalicious Outdoor Zumba Class

    , Harrisburg
    Join instructors Sandy Johnson & Charisee Grayer from Zoombalicious for a fun night of dancing! An outdoor Zumba class is a fun and energetic way to get your heart pumping while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. You'll dance to upbeat music and follow along with choreographed moves that will work your entire body. This class is held outdoors at Fort Hunter Park on the lawn in front of the Centennial Barn at Fort Hunter Park. The class is open to adults and children ages 6 and older. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. This is a Park Rx program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.
  • Fiddlehead fern

    Wild Recipes: Spring Foraging in Your Backyard

    , Harrisburg
    Curious about edible plants and how to utilize them to create yummy spring recipes? Join Naturalists at Wildwood Park to learn how to cook a light lunch using a few spring ephemerals. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
  • Kids enjoying a homeschool program in a historic house

    Homeschool Days 2024

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for Homeschool Days where students will learn about the rich history of Fort Hunter and the people that lived here over the past few hundred years. The day will include games, activities, and an interactive tour of Fort Hunter Mansion. This program is suited for students ages 7-12 years.