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Detweiler Park

FULL Kids Discover: Pollywogs (Ages 5-10)

Dauphin, PA EDT
Join a Naturalist at Detweiler Park for a fun day of pond/creek exploration. Children will have the chance to catch and release tadpoles and other critters in Detweiler Pond using nets. Dress for the weather, water shoes rec… read more

Park Rx - Spring Flower Walk

Dauphin, PA EDT
Join a Naturalist for a leisurely afternoon walk within the meadows and forests of Detweiler Park. Spring is the perfect time to take a walk in search of delicate blooms. Dress for the weather. This program is part of the Pa… read more

FULL Park Rx - May the 4th Be with You! - A Stargazing Event

Dauphin, PA EDT
Celebrate National Star Wars Day with a night under the stars at one of your county parks! Join a Naturalist at Detweiler Park to view near peak conditions of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. The Eta Aquarid meteor rate can r… read more

Park Rx - Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener at Detweiler Park 2024

Dauphin, PA EDT
Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one-hour walk to learn about some of the many perennials, shrubs, and trees in the Park. Gather inspiration for your garden and gain unique information about this local Park, … read more

Park Rx - Bushcraft Basics 2024

Dauphin, PA EDT
This adventurous wellness program is geared toward those interested in hiking, camping, backpacking, or survival.

Park Rx - Medicine In Nature Walk

Dauphin, PA EDT
Join massage therapist, yoga teacher, and community herbalist Sara Rose, to take a walk in the woods and explore the wisdom and healing available in nature.

Firefly Night - Park Rx

Dauphin, PA EDT
Join a Naturalist at Detweiler Park for a chance to observe and catch fireflies in their natural habitat at night! A short hike and all the supplies you need will be provided. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. If… read more

Intrusive Invasives - Park Rx

Dauphin, PA EDT
Give them an inch and they might take an acre! Join a Naturalist for a hike at Detweiler Park to learn about unwanted invasive species that are bullying our native diversity. Participants will learn how to identify these und… read more

Kids Discover: The 5 Senses (Ages 5-7)

Dauphin, PA EDT
Engage all your senses in the fields and forests of Detweiler Park. Smell summer blooms, listen to the birds, touch and feel trees of all kinds and more. Practice your observation skills and learn about some of the plants an… read more

Wild Edibles Hike - Park Rx

Dauphin, PA EDT
Join Debbie Naha-Koretzky (the Wild Edibles Lady) to discover edible plants at Detweiler Park. A bountiful harvest of greens and other edibles is available during the summer months. Debbie, an educator, author, licensed nutr… read more
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Past Events

Wellness and Wisdom in the Woods

Wellness and Wisdom in the Woods

Dauphin, PA
Wellness and Wisdom in the WoodsSaturday, October 21                       10:30 AM – 12:00 PMDetweiler Park                                  $15 per person Explore both the wellness benefits along with the gifts of wisdom offered when spending time in a natural environment. Legends, lore, and myt…
Saturday, October 21 2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

National Take a Hike Day

National Take a Hike Day

Dauphin, PA
Grab your hiking boots, family and friends – it’s National Take a Hike Day! Get outdoors for some fresh air, scenery and exercise. Take a hike with a Naturalist or at your own pace on various terrain exploring the trails and wildlife at a local Dauphin County Park. All ages are welcome. This progra…
Friday, November 17 2023 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

CANCELED Introduction to Mountain Biking

CANCELED Introduction to Mountain Biking

Dauphin, PA
Experience the thrill of mountain biking with the care of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides! You'll learn and practice various riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also review import…
Sunday, November 5 2023 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

FULL A Night Under the Stars!

FULL A Night Under the Stars!

Dauphin, PA
This program will take place right before a new moon, so we will have exceptionally dark skies for stargazing! Our Night Under the Stars also occurs near the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower. The Orionid meteor shower is created by the trail of gas, dust, and ice from the Comet Halley and can prod…
Friday, October 13 2023 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

FULL Winter Tree ID

FULL Winter Tree ID

Dauphin, PA
Have you ever wondered how to identify a tree in winter, when there are no leaves to help you? A Naturalist will help you learn how to ID common native trees using their bark! This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Dress for the weather. Pre-regist…
Saturday, February 10 2024 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

FULL Bushcraft Basics

FULL Bushcraft Basics

Dauphin, PA
This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in hiking, camping, backpacking, or survival. Learn the connection between you, your equipment, and the resources nature has to offer. Connecting with nature, learning skills, engaging in the community, and having fun is what Bushcra…
Saturday, September 30 2023 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

FULL Sunset Winter Solstice Hike

FULL Sunset Winter Solstice Hike

Dauphin, PA
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a walk in the woods. Enjoy the sunset over the fields at Detweiler Park on the shortest day of the year. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Space is limited. Pre-registra…
Friday, December 22 2023 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Winter Edibles Walk

Winter Edibles Walk

Dauphin, PA
Join a Park Naturalist for a hike at Detweiler Park with a focus on trees and edible winter foods. Become familiar with a variety of common species and a few recipes you could try at home. Dress for the weather. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shiel…
Thursday, January 4 2024 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Detweiler Park Hike with The Governor Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club

Detweiler Park Hike with The Governor Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club

Dauphin, PA
Join us for a hike a Detweiler Park. Learn more about Detweiler Park and ongoing projects from Kayla Harbert, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department’s Northern Dauphin County Parks Manager. You’ll also learn more about the Governor Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club and more about Spotted Lan…
Sunday, October 1 2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

FULL Fall Tree Walk

FULL Fall Tree Walk

Dauphin, PA
Join a Naturalist for a leisurely walk at Detweiler Park with a focus on trees and their fall foliage. Become familiar with a variety of common species. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Tuesday, October 24 2023 4:30 PM 6:00 PM

Detweiler Park

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100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110
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