Dorothea Dix Park

Sunrise over Flowers Field at Dix Park
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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
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Vendor tents in Dix Park

Earth Day 2020 Vendors + Sponsors

We are looking for a variety of quality craft, art, services, retail and nonprofit organizations to help Raleigh celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Dix Park.  Apply Today!


Business and organizations that sell goods, showcase services, provide education or offer sustainable/environmentally-focused practices and products are preferred. 



Dorothea Dix Park

Dix Park 5K runners pose before the race

Williams Field

Yoga class outdoors at Dix park

The Big Field

Flight Day Graphic from YMCA

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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.

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Phase Now Projects Graphic Map

The Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy is donating $7 million to fully fund Phase Now for


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.