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Find your escape in the heart of the City.  Come enjoy the wide-open fields, rolling meadows and shady tree groves or join us at one of a variety of exciting programs. During the master plan process, we will host a variety of public programs and events at the park, everything from concerts to fitness and nature programs to stargazing. Plan your visit to Dorothea Dix Park today.


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Williams Field

Get Fit at Dix - Self-Defense

Get Fit at Dix Park with free Raleigh Group Fitness pop-up classes. Self-Defense with Sensei Seth is a martial arts class designed to teach basic functions of self defense in simple yet effective terms. The instructor will cover everything from…
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The Big Field

Little Explorers - Webs and Their Weavers

Dix Park Little Explorers presents, Webs and Their Weavers! Preschoolers will love this nature program all about eight-legged master architects: SPIDERS! Games, stories and songs are sure to engage little learners. This program is for children ages 2-6 only. All children must be accompanied by…
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Williams Field

Get Fit at Dix - Yoga in the Park

Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dorothea Dix Park as certified yoga instructor Dana Lindquist leads you through yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome! 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of…