Flight Day with Y Guides
Bring your own kites, rockets and other homemade flying machines and get ready for some high-flying fun on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 - 3:00 pm on the Big Field. There will be food trucks and kite vendors.
Pop-up Disc Golf
Dix Park has a new 9-Hole Temporary Disc Golf Course coming this summer to Harvey Hill! The course will be open for play Friday, May 12 - Sunday, July 9. Course map and more info at the link below.
Cultural Interpretation Plan
The goal of this plan is to explore the complex history and many stories of the park site, and make recommendations for how visitors will learn about and experience this history in the future of the park. We want to hear from you!
Join us as we gather former Dix Hospital staff and the families who lived on the hospital campus (Dix Hill) to share stories and perspectives, and explore how the Dix Park site might become a space for remembrance, reflection, connection, and healing.
Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dix Park with a yoga class to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels welcome!
This program is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors.
The Dix Park Community Committee is a community advisory committee designed to represent the diversity of the community and bring a broad range of experiences and expertise to the Dorothea Dix Park project.
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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.
At the Dix Park Dog Park, dogs can run and play off-leash. Dogs must be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park. Find directions and parking info at the link below.
* The Dog Park is Closed for Improvements beginning Monday, March 27, 2023