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Recent News From Dix Park

Community Safety Prompts Decision In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, City of Raleigh will not plant the 2020 summer sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park. For the past two years, the 5-acre field of sunflowers has drawn thousands of visitors from across the city, county and beyond.
Free online classes for you to practice at home to benefit physical, mental and emotional well-being. With park programs postponed due to COVID-19 , Dorothea Dix Park is offering a series of free virtual wellness classes that folks can practice at home, in the backyard or even at the park (as long as you are also practicing social distancing).
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! Thank you for supporting your park through the master planning process, joining us for activities and festivals, and sharing what you love about Dix Park on social media. Check out our year-in-review to see all we've done together!  
By Thomas Goldsmith The chapel that patients and staff at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital attended for almost 60 years is getting a $2 million facelift and will greet visitors to Dix Park as well as offer concerts, community meetings, educational programs, spiritual events and more.
The Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy is donating $7 million to fully fund Phase Now for early park improvements and to kick-start projects in Phase One. Starting early 2020, the Conservancy will begin renovating the All Faiths Chapel to create a public gathering space for the community and the Superintendents Stone House as office and