Oak Room
Programs + Events

Connect + Create: Paintings + Poems Outdoors

Become inspired by nature as we create paintings and poetry in beautiful Dix Park.

You'll have an opportunity to create wonderful paintings using a variety of plant stencils and write poetry that is rooted in ecological awareness and the rich history of the park.  This program is planned to occur outside at the Oak Room Picnic Shelter.

Instructor: Claire Alexander

The program is geared for all ages. Due to the materials and processes used in this class we recommend participants are 5 years of age or older, for younger participants parent or guardian supervision is required.

This program is free thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors and our partners at Artspace.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: Oak Room Picnic Shelter

Registration: Participation is limited. Registration is required. 

Registration opens one week in advance at 12:00 pm. 


COVID-19 Safety Reminders
Please stay home if you are sick! Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.


Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some outdoor areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the Chapel. Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field.  

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or


Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or