Dorothea Dix Park

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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone

Join us June 13th for our Third Community Meeting

Ever wonder about the buildings at the park? Join us at the third community meeting to learn more about them and ideas for the future. Whether you are just getting started or already engaged, we welcome all feedback and ideas!

 

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Events
The Big Field at Dix Park

Join staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) for a free skywatching program at Dorothea Dix Park! Telescopes will be set up to view stars and the moon.

Flowers Field at Dix Park
The City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh are pleased to be partnering to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park. Join us on Saturday, June 16th for "Moana". Qspresso, Bulkogi and Kona Ice will be joining us at the park.
Flowers Field at Dix Park
Celebrate the longest day of the year with yoga instructors from CorePower Yoga, as they lead us through an early morning yoga session in Flowers Field. Watch the sun rise over downtown Raleigh on the first day of summer as you breathe, stretch, relax and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

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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.

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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.

Hours

Dorothea Dix Park is open daily (including holidays) from dawn to dusk. Hours for events vary. Please note that areas of the park may be closed occasionally for maintenance or events.

Master Planning

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! 

Latest News

Dorothea Dix Park will host another community meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the park in Haywood Gymnasium at 805 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. This will be the third of five large community meetings to be held during the master plan process.