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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
Upcoming Events
Virtual

African American Genealogy Symposium: A weekend of local stories and research from scholars and community members.

Big Field

Bring your special someone to Dix Park for a special drive-in movie under the stars! Tickets Required.

Event Schedule

5:30 pm - Event gates open

7:00 pm - The Big Sick begins

9:30 pm - Movie and event ends

Virtual

African American Genealogy Symposium: A weekend of local stories and research from scholars and community members.

Visit the Park

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.
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Pets and People playing at the park
Dix Park Dog Park

 

The temporary dog park is open to the public seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Dogs can run and play off-leash in this large grass -covered facility. Dogs mush be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park. A new location for the dog park is coming spring 2022.