Dorothea Dix Park

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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone

Third Community Meeting

mvva talks with designers about dix park

 

The latest community meeting focused on the buildings, their future uses, and how partners can contribute to the life of the park. Click the button below to see what the design team suggested for the future of the buildings and new design concepts. 

 

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Events
During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at our specially crafted dog park. The dog park features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area, too! For the humans, Kono Pizza, Locopops and Neuse River Brewing Company will be at the park making sure you stay fed and hydrated while you play with your best friend.
Williams Field at Dix Park
Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dorothea Dix Park as certified yoga instructor Dana Lindquist leads you through yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome!
Kirby Building Parking Lot
The free 2-hour, 3.5 mile tour will cover the history of the land and legacy of Dorothea Dix, the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and the steps the City will take in planning a future park.

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Become a Visionary

This is your park, and it needs your support.

Every donor who makes a gift at any level during this important entrepreneurial time will be recognized as a Dorothea Dix Park “Visionary.”

Every dollar you give supports the master planning, community engagement, and early events/programs that will allow us to create something extraordinary – a world-class public space that will have a profound impact on our region and State for generations to come.

Your vision and generosity make all the difference. We can’t do it without you.

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Getting to Dix Park

There are multiple entrances to Dorothea Dix Park. The most widely used entrances are Hunt Drive at Western Boulevard, South Boylan Avenue at Western Boulevard, Umstead Drive at Lake Wheeler Road, and Goode Street at Lake Wheeler Road.  Because this is an active staff campus for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the next few years, parking at Dorothea Dix Park is limited during business hours. On weekends, visitors may park in any of the parking areas striped green.

Hours

Dorothea Dix Park is open daily (including holidays) from dawn to dusk. Hours for events vary. Please note that areas of the park may be closed occasionally for maintenance or events.

Master Planning

This is an unprecedented opportunity to create America’s next great public park! From now until Spring 2019, every community member has an opportunity to submit ideas for their vision of the future Dorothea Dix Park. Join in the online community discussion, attend a community meeting, engage with neighbors and friends to shape this amazing amenity for the region. It is a truly special place that has the potential to capture the imagination of the world with compelling, courageous and innovative ideas. We want to hear from you! 

Latest News

Dorothea Dix Park will host another community meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the park in Haywood Gymnasium at 805 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. This will be the third of five large community meetings to be held during the master plan process.