Accessibility Improvements Coming to Dix Park

August 8, 2022


Gipson Play Plaza rendering of the Grove view lawn and pathways

Wake County grants $1M to Dix Park Conservancy for Accessibility Improvements

While Dix Park strives to be welcoming for all visitors, accessibility improvements are critical to truly be “a park for everyone”.

Through a $1 million American Rescue Plan Act grant from Wake County to Dix Park Conservancy, a collection of those improvements is getting underway which could include: 

  • ADA Parking Connection at the Big Field
  • ADA Pathway at the Sunflower Field
  • Hunt Drive Greenway Connection
  • Umstead Drive Sidewalk Replacement
  • ADA Parking Connections around Gipson Play Plaza

Accessibility for all continues to be a primary focus for park planning and development. Critical accessibility features like these will universally improve safety and the overall visitor experience of those coming to Dix Park for relaxation, wellness, civic participation, natural discovery, and an array of events that bring our community together. 

Accessibility improvements project map of Dix Park August 2022

View a Larger Accessibility Improvement Map.  

Read more about Accessibility at Dix Park.