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Big Field

The Raleigh Balloon Glow takes place in Dorothea Dix Park  the weekend of September 24-26.

Big Field

The Raleigh Balloon Glow takes place in Dorothea Dix Park  the weekend of September 24-26.

Chapel

Who's ready from some live music again? Join us at Dix Park for the Acorn Live Music Series! The series will feature local music artist from the area. Concessions will be available.

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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.

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.