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Wilder Twin Park, a city park created by the developer of Wilder with equipment made from recycled plastic bottles, offers a playground and a covered picnic table with a built-in chessboard. A trail to Lincoln County’s Mike Miller Park starts here.

The Wilder dog park is operated by the City of Newport on future commercial development property in the village center.

At the edge of the forest south of Wilder is a public disc golf course operated under the auspices of the City of Newport and Central Oregon Coast Disc Golf Club. This will someday be developed as a Wilder residential neighborhood.

Wilder Village Center

The Wilder Corner Building anchors the Village Center.  The Wilds Taphouse & BBQ offers a generous outdoor patio and offers up beer and barbecue. The office of the Newport Symphony is housed on the second floor.

The green-designed building features solar panels and backup batteries for partial off-grid operation. 28 apartments have been built across the parking lot from Wilder Corner. Additional commercial development is planned in the village center as Wilder grows.

Education and Student Housing

Oregon Coast Community College

OCCC built its main campus on 25 acres in Wilder. It opened in 2009 and received full accreditation in 2020. It’s home to an aquarium science program and nursing program in addition to a Small Business Development Center and numerous community engagement classes supporting lifelong learning.

Oregon State University Student Housing

In 2025 student and faculty housing will be developed on the edge of Wilder for Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center, a short bike ride away.