Find your escape in the heart of the city with wide-open fields, skyline views, rolling meadows and shady tree groves.
Dix Park is open seven days-a-week from dawn until dusk.
Getting to Dix Park
There are multiple entrances into the park. Use this address: 1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603
Programs + Events
Check out our Event Calendar and join us for a variety of free classes, cultural events, programs and festivals all year long!
Plan Your Visit
Find points of interest on our Visitor Map. Click on the image to view larger and download.
The Big Field
Enjoy this expansive 35 acres of open meadow, which has a mixture of flat spaces and rolling hills bordered by a pine grove and rows of mature oak trees.
This space is popular for family and friend picnics, flying drones, playing pick-up games, running, walking dogs and flying kites. The Big Field is often the site of large festivals and community events.
Amenities: Public Parking, Swings, Benches, Hammocks, Temporary Restrooms.
The Dog Park is 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. * The Dog Park is Closed for Improvements beginning Monday, March 27, 2023
Relax on a shaded hillside with an iconic view of the Raleigh skyline or spread out and play in a flat grassy area along the Rocky Branch Greenway. In the winter, the 16-acre Grove offers the best sledding in town!
With mature oaks and views of downtown, this area is perfect for family and friend picnics and hopping on the Rocky Branch Greenway.
Amenities: Public Parking, Greenway Trailhead
As the first indoor space in Dix Park, the Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel serves as a welcome and event center.
Amenities: Indoor accessible restrooms, water fountain and bottle station, public parking, event rentals. Find directions, visitor hours and more information below.
Take in the grand skyline view of downtown Raleigh while enjoying 11-acres of open rolling lawn. In the early spring, a ribbon of daffodils blooms through the middle of the field.
Popular spot for family and friend meetups, picnics, pick-up games and walking dogs. Large festivals and community events often take place in this area.
Amenities: Picnic Tables, Temporary Restrooms and Hand Wash Station.
The Magnolia Room and Oak Room are our picnic and play areas with shade structures over picnic tables. See Visitor Map for locations. Visitors can enjoy first come, first served, but event rentals have priority for use.
Amenities: 6 picnic tables with seating for 36 people, a grill, play area with swings, sway and stationary benches, water fountain, event rentals
Located along the front drive of the original hospital building, mature oak trees create a shaded oasis on this 4-acre grassy hillside complete with perfectly framed views of the Raleigh Skyline.
Gather in the shade with family and friends for picnics and community gatherings.
Amenities: Public Parking
Host an Event at Dix Park
Located near downtown Raleigh and featuring 308 acres of rolling meadows, shady tree groves, views of the skyline, and a renovated mid-century modern chapel – Dix Park is the perfect location to host your next event.