Dix Park Community Committee
Want to get involved in the planning and design of Dix Park? Join the Community Committee and help create a park for everyone! Applications are open through June 17, 2020.
Virtual Wellness with Dix Park
Free online classes for you to practice at home to benefit physical, mental and emotional well-being. Yoga, Tai Chi, Guided Mediation and more!
No Sunflowers at Dix Park This Summer
With the health and safety of the community as top priority, the City of Raleigh has decided not to plant the Dix Park Sunflower Field this year.
Dix Dog Park Closed through May 31
Raleigh Parks extends all program and event cancellations, and facility closures including dog parks, through May 31. Dorothea Dix Park open space and greenways remain open.
Support Your Park
This is your park, and it needs your support. When you give to the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, you are supporting community engagement, park planning, and free events + programs - helping us create an amazing park for everyone.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Master Planning process - over 65,000 residents share feedback online and in person through hundreds of engagement opportunities! On February 19th, 2019, the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan was adopted unanimously by Raleigh City Council. This was an important and exciting milestone.
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.