Dorothea Dix Park

Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt
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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
AJ Fletcher Opera
Join us for our second public meeting on the master planning of Dorothea Dix Park! Hear the latest on design ideas for the park, give your feedback, and share new ideas! Help create a park that's reflective of our diverse community—a park for everyone, built by everyone.
Rocky Branch Creek Greenway
Come join us at Dorothea Dix in an invasive plant removal volunteer activity. Invasive plants threaten our natural habitats for wildlife and create hazardous conditions along our greenway trails. Removing these plants allows native species to flourish and helps provide healthy homes for wildlife.
Flowers Field at Dix Park

Come out for the kid-free Spring Fling at Dorothea Dix Park - a field day for adults (21+). Get ready for a fun-filled field day for adults including an Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs, inflatables, and lawn games! This will be an event you won't want to miss!

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! 


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.


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.

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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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Latest News

The City of Raleigh and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy invites you to attend the second public meeting on the master planning of Dorothea Dix Park on Thursday, March 22. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.