Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space provides reservable picnic shelters and photography permits as resources to the public. Visitors may also learn more about the parks through the Natural Resources Inventory Database, which is known as NRID.
Professional Photography Permits
Wake County’s parks and preserves provide the perfect backdrop for your bridal, graduation, prom or family photos. To ensure that all park visitors have an enjoyable experience, registration is required for professional, client-based photo shoots. Learn more about professional photography permits.
Natural Resources Inventory Database
The Wake County Natural Resources Inventory Database, known as NRID, is a compilation of wildlife and plant observations recorded at Wake County parks and preserves. Anyone can use it – whether you’re a birdwatcher, teacher, student, citizen scientist or just curious about nature – to:
• Explore data and photos.
• Print checklists.
• Discover fun facts about the species found here.
Access NRID and start exploring!