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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
Upcoming Events
The Chapel

Restoration of the Rocky Branch along the edge of Dix Park has numerous environmental and social benefits.

Join us for an expert panel discussion on the impact and importance of the Rocky Branch Enhancement Project.


The Chapel

Join Artspace for a hands-on workshop on the traditional craft of broom making.

The Chapel
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Visit the 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.
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. 

Dog Park Winter Closure
December 4, 2023 – February 11, 2024