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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
Upcoming Events
The Chapel

Join us for Sunday Yoga indoors at the Chapel

Yoga is a practice of connection… connecting us to our more authentic selves and connecting people together into community.

The Chapel

Come learn about what’s happening at and around Dix Park!  There are a number of projects and ongoing studies supporting the transformation of the park.

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


The new Dix Park Dog Park location is now open seven days-a-week from dawn until dusk. Dogs can run and play off-leash in this large grass-covered facility. Dogs must be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park. Find directions and parking info at the link below.