Daffodils at Dix Park
Now is the perfect time to see the spectacular ribbon of yellow sweeping through Flowers Field. Check out our visitors guide below for location, parking and more information to know before you go.
Check out all of the great things coming up this spring in our program and event guide.
We'll see you at the park!
Join us for the 2nd Annual Dorothea Dix Park 5K on Saturday, March 7th presented by Runologie, Trophy Brewing and the Dix Park Conservancy. Proceeds from the race benefit the future of the park!
Bring the whole family, a free Kid's 400 Meter Dash takes place before the race.
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.
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.