Dorothea Dix Park

Cherry Blossoms blooming at Dix Park
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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
What's Happening at the Park?

Dog Park Closed

Dog Park Closed March 27 at 5 pm - April 30

Raleigh Parks Update: In response to the Wake County Government Stay-at-Home Order, the only permissible use of Raleigh Parks (including Dorothea Dix Park) will be open park areas and greenways. All amenities are closed (including dog parks) effective Friday, March 27 at 5 pm through April 30.


Events Canceled

Dix Park Events Canceled

Raleigh Parks Update: All events and programs are canceled through April 30 including:

  • Spring Fling and Adult Egg Hunt - March 28
  • History in the Park - April 15
  • Earth Day 2020 - April 18
  • Bird Walk - April 25
  • Guided Walking Tour - April 26
  • Yoga in the Park - Through April 30
  • Tidal Movement - Through April 30

Please check our Program + Event Calendar for more information.

Dreamville Festival Update Banner

Dreamville Festival Rescheduled for August 29, 2020

Please visit the Dreamville website for all festival related information including tickets and lineup.



Flowers Field

People running down a hill to collect eggs during the Adult Egg Hunt at Dix Park

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Williams Field

Yoga class outdoors at Dix park

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Williams Field

Raleigh Group Fitness class Tidal Movement at Dix Park

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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.



Park Planning

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.

Latest News

What an exciting year it has been! One year ago today... we celebrated the adoption of the Master Plan and kicked-off the next phase of creating Dorothea Dix 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.


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.