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Flying Kites in the Big Field

Plan Your Visit

Find points of interest on our Visitor Map. Click on the image to view larger and download. 

Dix Park Visitor Map - Updated August 2023

Stone Houses Ground Breaking Celebration

Stone Houses

Open June 1, 2024, the Stone Houses and grounds offer the newest attractions and amenities at Dix Park including the Gatekeeper’s Cottage Visitor Center.

Amenities: Indoor accessible restrooms, water fountain and bottle station, outdoor seating, accessible multi-use greenway connection, public parking.


The Big Field Kites

The Big Field

Enjoy this expansive 35 acres of open meadow, which has a mixture of flat spaces and rolling hills bordered by a pine grove and rows of mature oak trees.

This space is popular for family and friend picnics, flying drones, playing pick-up games, running, walking dogs and flying kites. The Big Field is often the site of large festivals and community events. 

Amenities: Public Parking, Swings, Benches, Hammocks, Temporary Restrooms.

Dogs at the new dog park

Dog Park

Dogs can run and play off-leash in large grass-covered dog park, which is open seven days-a-week from dawn until dusk. Directions, parking, rules and more info at the link below. 

Dogs must be on-leash in all areas of Dix Park outside the dog park fence.

Amenities: Water station with bottle filler and dog fountain, seating, shade structures, separate small dog area.


Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel front exterior view

The Chapel

The Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel serves as the park's welcome and event center. Directions, visitor hours and more information at the link below.

Amenities: Indoor accessible restrooms, water fountain and bottle station, mother's room, public parking, event rentals.


The Grove Skyline

The Grove

Relax on a shaded hillside with an iconic view of the Raleigh skyline or spread out and play in a flat grassy area along the Rocky Branch Greenway. In the winter, the 16-acre Grove offers the best sledding in town! 

With mature oaks and views of downtown, this area is perfect for family and friend picnics and hopping on the Rocky Branch Greenway. 

Amenities: Public Parking, Greenway Trailhead

Flowers Field with the Raleigh skyline in the background

Flowers Field

Take in the grand skyline view of downtown Raleigh while enjoying 11-acres of open rolling lawn. In the early spring, a ribbon of daffodils blooms through the middle of the field. 

Popular spot for family and friend meetups, picnics, pick-up games and walking dogs. Large festivals and community events often take place in this area.

Amenities:  Picnic Tables, Temporary Restrooms and Hand Wash Station. 

Magnolia Room picnic shade and tables

Picnic Rooms

The Magnolia Room and Oak Room are our picnic and play areas with shade structures over picnic tables. See Visitor Map for locations. Visitors can enjoy first come, first served, but event rentals have priority for use. 

Amenities:  6 picnic tables with seating for 36 people, a grill, play area with swings, sway and stationary benches, water fountain, event rentals

Oak trees on Harvey Hill

Harvey Hill

Located along the front drive of the original hospital building, mature oak trees create a shaded oasis on this 4-acre grassy hillside complete with perfectly framed views of the Raleigh Skyline.

Gather in the shade with family and friends for picnics and community gatherings. 

Amenities: Public Parking

Disc Golf at Harvey Hill

Pop-Up Disc Golf

Dix Park periodically installs a temporary 9-hole Disc Golf Course designed for players of all experience levels. 


Host an Event at Dix Park

Located near downtown Raleigh and featuring 308 acres of rolling meadows, shady tree groves, views of the skyline, and a renovated mid-century modern chapel – Dix Park is the perfect location to host your next event.

Event Rental Information