Sunflower Field Photo Contest
Dorothea Dix Park is pleased to invite you to submit your best photo from the sunflower field for a chance to win a Dix Park branded Sluice hammock!
Third Community Meeting
The latest community meeting focused on the buildings, their future uses, and how partners can contribute to the life of the park. Click the button below to see what the design team suggested for the future of the buildings and new design concepts.
We share our world with all kinds of little creatures. Children will enjoy games, stories, songs and crafts that feature those six-legged creatures we call insects!
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Become a Visionary
This is your park, and it needs your support.
Every donor who makes a gift at any level during this important entrepreneurial time will be recognized as a Dorothea Dix Park “Visionary.”
Every dollar you give supports the master planning, community engagement, and early events/programs that will allow us to create something extraordinary – a world-class public space that will have a profound impact on our region and State for generations to come.
Your vision and generosity make all the difference. We can’t do it without you.
Getting to Dix Park
There are multiple entrances to Dorothea Dix Park. The most widely used entrances are Hunt Drive at Western Boulevard, South Boylan Avenue at Western Boulevard, Umstead Drive at Lake Wheeler Road, and Goode Street at Lake Wheeler Road. Because this is an active staff campus for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the next few years, parking at Dorothea Dix Park is limited during business hours. On weekends, visitors may park in any of the parking areas striped green.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to create America’s next great public park! From now until Spring 2019, every community member has an opportunity to submit ideas for their vision of the future Dorothea Dix Park. Join in the online community discussion, attend a community meeting, engage with neighbors and friends to shape this amazing amenity for the region. It is a truly special place that has the potential to capture the imagination of the world with compelling, courageous and innovative ideas. We want to hear from you!