Dorothea Dix Park

Daffodils at Dix Park with Backdrop of the Raleigh Skyline
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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
Events at the Park

Flight Day Graphic from YMCA

Flight Day!

Bring your kites, homemade flying machines and rockets out to the Big Field for a fun day of flight at Dix Park! This event is in partnership with YMCA of the Triangle Y Guides.


Racers at the start of the Dorothea Dix Park 5K

Dorothea Dix Park 5K

What an incredible day! Thank you to the hundreds of  community members who -despite the chilly weather - joined us for our 1st official 5K to support the future of Dorothea Dix Park. Were you there? Check out the links below!




Williams Field at Dix Park

Get ready to take-off! Learn firming moves for a strong foundation that you will build upon throughout the Get Fit at Dix fitness series. You’ll master the best in body mechanics for squatting, lunging, lifting, pushing, pulling, planking and more.

Williams Field at Dix 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!

The Big Field at Dix Park
Dreamville Festival will be the first event of its kind for the region as it looks to provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole. The festival offers an opportunity for J. Cole to give back to his home state that has helped shape the artist he has become with a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and art that also features a curated selection of music performers blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers.

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Support Your Park

This is your park, and it needs your support. When you give to the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, you are supporting community engagement, park planning, and free events + programs - helping us create an amazing park for everyone.



Park Planning

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Master Planning process - over 65,000 residents share feedback online and in person through hundreds of engagement opportunities! On February 19th, 2019, the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan was adopted unanimously by Raleigh City Council. This was an important and exciting milestone.


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.


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.