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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 holding an event and renting field space at Dorothea Dix Park, please email for more information.

All Dix Park Events & Programs

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Dorothea Dix Park

Dorothea Dix Park 5K

Lace up those running shoes, gather your racing buddies and join us for the 1st Annual Dorothea Dix Park 5K race to benefit the future of Dorothea Dix Park. Our scenic 3 mile course through the Dorothea Dix Park campus is the perfect place for a race. This race offers something for everyone with…
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Dorothea Dix Park Big Field

Flight Day at Dix Park

Spring is in the air which means so are our kites! Join us for “Flight Day at Dorothea Dix Park,” sponsored by the YMCA of the Triangle Y Guides and the City of Raleigh on Saturday, March 16.…
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Dorothea Dix Park Flowers Field

Spring Fling & Adult Egg Hunt

Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates the kid in all of us: The 2019 (kid-free) Spring Fling at Dorothea Dix Park - a field day for adults! Bring your friends (21+) and get ready for an epic Egg Hunt with 15,000 eggs, inflatables, and lawn games.  As one of our most talked about…

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