At the Park

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Your Visit Starts Here

Find your escape in the heart of the City.  Come enjoy the wide-open fields, rolling meadows and shady tree groves or join us at one of a variety of exciting programs. During the master plan process, we will host a variety of public programs and events at the park, everything from art classes and concerts to fitness programs and stargazing. Plan your visit to Dorothea Dix Park today.

If you are interested in having a private event and renting field space at Dorothea Dix Park, please email the Raleigh Special Events Office at or call 919-996-2200 for more information.

All Dix Park Events & Programs

Sunflower Field Photo Contest

This summer Dorothea Dix Park in collaboration with the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department and Office of Sustainability planted approximately five acres of sunflowers at the park. Thousands of people from across the Triangle and beyond came to see and take pictures of the field. A photo contest was held to capture the excitement of the community. Learn more about the field and the results of the contest below.



Sunflower Field collage
Sunflower Field collage