Dorothea Dix Park

Daffodils at Dix Park with the Raleigh skyline in the background
Dix Park Logo
A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
What's Happening at the Park?


Daffodils at Dix Park with the cathedral in the background

Daffodils at Dix Park

Now is the perfect time to see the spectacular ribbon of yellow sweeping through Flowers Field.  Check out our visitors guide below for location, parking and more information to know before you go.

Visit THe Daffodils 

Spring 2020 Program and Event Guide Graphic with pink magnolia blossoms

Check out all of the great things coming up this spring in our program and event guide. 


We'll see you at the park! 

Dorothea Dix Park 5K logo with the city of Raleigh skyline behind

Join us for the 2nd Annual Dorothea Dix Park 5K on Saturday, March 7th  presented by Runologie, Trophy Brewing and the Dix Park Conservancy. Proceeds from the race benefit the future of the park!


Bring the whole family, a free Kid's 400 Meter Dash takes place before the race.



Dorothea Dix Park

Dix Park 5K runners pose before the race

Williams Field

Yoga class outdoors at Dix park

Temporary Dog Park

Dog Park People standing around talking

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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.