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Find your escape in the heart of the City.  Come enjoy the wide-open fields, rolling meadows and shady tree groves or join us at one of a variety of exciting programs. During the master plan process, we will host a variety of public programs and events at the park, everything from art classes and concerts to fitness programs and stargazing. Plan your visit to Dorothea Dix Park today.

If you are interested in having a private event and renting field space at Dorothea Dix Park, please email the Raleigh Special Events Office at or call 919-996-2200 for more information.

All Dix Park Events & Programs

Programs + Events
Flowers Field at Dix Park

Movie by Moonlight: Jurassic Park

The City of Raleigh is pleased to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park. Join us on Saturday, August 18th for "Jurassic Park". Ty's All Natural, Taco Grande, and Mr. Softee Ice Cream will be joining us for the movie! 7:30 p.m. - Doors Open 8:30 p.m. - Movie…
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Williams Field at Dix Park

Get Fit at Dix - Yoga in the 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! Bring a yoga mat, if you have one, a towel and a filled water bottle. Water is not available in the…
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Kirby Parking Lot

Hometown Tourist: Walking Tour

City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources invites you to join us on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park. On July 24th, 2015, the City of Raleigh purchased the Dorothea Dix Campus from the State of North Carolina for the purpose of developing a destination park. The planning and…

Sunflower Field Photo Contest

This summer Dorothea Dix Park in collaboration with the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department and Office of Sustainability planted approximately five acres of sunflowers at the park. Thousands of people from across the Triangle and beyond came to see and take pictures of the field. A photo contest was held to capture the excitement of the community. Learn more about the field and the results of the contest below.



Sunflower Field collage
Sunflower Field collage