Community Safety Prompts Decision
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, City of Raleigh will not plant the 2020 summer sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park. For the past two years, the 5-acre field of sunflowers has drawn thousands of visitors from across the city, county and beyond.
By Thomas Goldsmith
The chapel that patients and staff at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital attended for almost 60 years is getting a $2 million facelift and will greet visitors to Dix Park as well as offer concerts, community meetings, educational programs, spiritual events and more.
The Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy is donating $7 million to fully fund Phase Now for early park improvements and to kick-start projects in Phase One.
Starting early 2020, the Conservancy will begin renovating the All Faiths Chapel to create a public gathering space for the community and the Superintendents Stone House as office and
Dorothea Dix Park
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Dorothea Dix Park: A Park with a City in It
By Caroline Lindquist
The Raleigh City Council today unanimously adopted the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan, directing City staff to develop an implementation plan for Phase 1. The Master Plan serves as the overall vision and guide that the City will use as a framework to create Dorothea Dix Park.