Flowers Field
A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
Upcoming Events
Flowers Field

Who says kids have all the fun? Join Dix Park and friends for an adults only party in the park! 

DJ Luxe Posh will be bringing 90s throwbacks and party jams all day. Our friends with Raleigh Rockers, Stonewall Sports and Marbles will be there adding to the fun. Come on out and:

Flowers Field

Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dix Park with a yoga class to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels welcome! 

Instructor: Patrice Graham

The Chapel

The Dix Park Leadership Committee exists to provide guidance to City staff, the Conservancy, and other partners on the implementation of the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan.

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 Dix Park 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. 

* The Dog Park is Closed for Improvements beginning Monday, March 27, 2023