A Park in Progress
At 308-acres, the creation of Dix Park is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an amazing public space in the heart of Raleigh. Once complete, Dix Park will feature amazing play areas for the young and young at heart, places to unwind, relax and rejuvenate in nature, trails to run, walk and bike, areas to splash in water, spots for our four-legged friends to run and play, and so much more. But creating a park like this doesn’t happen overnight. It will take careful planning, dedicated supporters (like you) and great partners to turn the already beautiful Dix Park campus into the park of our future. And it all starts here and now.
Plaza & Play
One of the first projects to move forward is the design of the Plaza & Play area along Lake Wheeler Road. The plaza and play area will be a new, principle entrance to the park.
As described in the Master Plan, visitors from across the City and around the State will be welcomed with play spaces for all ages, spectacular fountains, great public art, grand plazas, cookout zones, gardens and shaded areas to relax and enjoy with family and friends.
Learn more on the Plaza & Play project page.
Another exciting project is the renovation of the chapel by the Dix Park Conservancy. Once rehabilitated, the chapel and grounds will provide a place of reflection and celebration for the community.
The light-filled chapel will be available for a variety of events and activities including concerts, history lectures, arts performances and exhibits, family weddings and more. The event lawn, front terrace and back gardens will provide a beautiful and serene setting for coming together as a community.
Read more about the Chapel Renovation Project.
Built By Everyone
This community has an extraordinary opportunity. The chance to create a new public space of this size in the heart of a city is remarkable – and simply unparalleled in the United States. We have never done anything like this before and we won’t ever have another opportunity like this again.
A Community Led Process
Community engagement in the process is critical. Dix Park must be created by and with the community it serves. Throughout the planning process we will many opportunities for community members to share their ideas and feedback to inform decisions along the way. To stay informed about the latest planning and development news and happenings at the park, please subscribe to our newsletter. To speak to a City staff member about the planning and development of the park, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Progress
Partnerships are also crucial to the creation and long-term success of Dix Park. The progress being made is a direct result of your generous support to the Dix Park Conservancy - our philanthropic and community engagement partner. Want to get involved in the creation of your park? Visit the Dix Park Conservancy website to learn more.