Flowers Field
A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
Upcoming Events
Chavis Park Community Center

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.

Flowers Field

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 Chapel

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.

Visit the Park

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.
Pets and People playing at the park
Dix Park Dog Park


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