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Flowers Cottage

Cancelled due to inclement weather in the forecast

Flower Cottage

Connect with nature through the senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

In Japan, forest walks, known as shinrin-yoku , ‘bathing in the forest atmosphere’, are a key aspect of preventative health care.

Chapel Event Lawn

Junior naturalists will discover just what’s happening inside of trees by dressing in their very own tree costumes.

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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.


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


At the Dog Park dogs can run and play off-leash. Dogs must be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park.

Find directions and parking info at the link below.