Park Planning

People engaging at the Master Plan Community Meeting #3 outside at Dix Park
Community Meeting
Gipson Play Plaza site plan February 2022

Gipson Play Plaza

One of the first major projects to move forward is the design of the new welcome plaza and play area along Lake Wheeler Road.  The Gipson Play Plaza will be a new, principle entrance to the park.

Summer 2022 the City will break ground on the Gipson Play Plaza – an inviting and inspiring public space for all ages with one of a kind play spaces, works of art, a civic plaza, fountains, and gardens. 

Learn more on the Gipson Play Plaza project page.

Rocky Branch 'Creek' rendering from Dix Park Master Plan

Rocky Branch Enhancement

The City is currently studying the feasibility of restoring and enhancing the Rocky Branch along the northern edge of  Dix Park.  The primary objective of the Rocky Branch Enhancement Project is to create a nature escape for park-goers in the heart of the city, enhance aquatic habitat and ecosystem functioning, and highlight the ecology of the region. The second objective is to provide design input for the adjacent Landfill area for park programs and activities including athletic fields.

Read more about the Rocky Branch Enhancement project.

McBryde Building at Dix Park

Plans & Studies

In addition to large-scale projects, a set of supporting plans and studies are needed to address issues identified but not resolved in the Master Plan process and build a sustainable foundation for the future. These types of studies will not only enable future projects but also establish baseline data to measure future progress. The plans and studies currently in progress:

Cultural Interpretative Plan 

Buildings & Site Analysis + Partnerships & Financial Framework

Lake Wheeler Road Improvement Project

Dix Edge Area Study
 

Planning Meetings
Chapel

Community Committee Meeting

The Dix Park Community Committee is a community advisory committee designed to represent the diversity of the community and bring a broad range of experiences and expertise to the Dorothea Dix Park project. This committee provides guidance and…
Planning Meetings
Chapel

Leadership Committee Meeting

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. The Leadership Committee is supported by City staff and will make…
Planning Meetings
Chapel

Leadership Committee Meeting

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. The Leadership Committee is supported by City staff and will make…