The Chapel
Programs + Events

Guided Walking Tour

This free, 2-hour, 3.5 mile walking tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix; the current use as both Raleigh’s largest urban park and as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the next steps the City is taking to plan the future of Dix Park.

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Meet at the Chapel

Registration: While free to attend, participation is limited for each tour. Registration is required. 


Know Before You Go

  • Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
  • Indoor restroom facilities are located in the Chapel during open hours. Port-a-johns are available throughout the park.
  • There are water fountains and water bottle refilling stations located in the Chapel and throughout the park.
  • If there is inclement weather, the tour will be canceled and registered participants will be notified by email.

The Chapel Parking Map


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

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


Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or