Accessibility

Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. 

Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.  

Play: Accessible swings are available at the Magnolia Room. Accessible pathways lead to the play features at the Magnolia Room and Oak Room. 

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or ParksInclusion@raleighnc.gov.

Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Program and Operations Supervisor at 919-996-6688 or Joseph.Voska@raleighnc.gov.

Dorothea Dix Park is committed to effective communication, ensuring everyone can access information. 

Website: Web development updates to dixpark.org in 2020 focused on applying relevant accessibility standards based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). 

Alternative Format: Documents and other materials are available in alternative formats upon request.  Contact Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or ParksInclusion@raleighnc.gov.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our website, documents, and digital assets. Contact Lauren Danforth, Marketing & Communications Analyst at 919-996-4916 or Lauren.Danforth@raleighnc.gov.