Two children with nets look out over the pond at Prairie Ridge.


Days closed 2024


1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Free parking

Programs & Events

We offer a variety of educational experiences for visitors of all ages year round. Visit our Events Calendar for a full list of programming.

Interested in booking a field trip, self-led birthday party or group outdoor learning experience? Contact for more details.

Rules & Regulations

Prairie Ridge is a wildlife preserve. While visiting, please be respectful of other visitors and wildlife by observing the following rules:

  • No dogs or other pets.
  • Carry out all trash and litter.
  • Park in designated areas only.
  • No bikes allowed on trails. Leave your bike in one of the racks provided.
  • No campfires, firearms or fireworks
  • No smoking.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No amplified music.
  • Leave plants, animals and minerals as you find them so that other visitors and wildlife can continue to enjoy and utilize them in the future.

Trail Map

Printable Trail Map. (PDF)