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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 concerts to fitness and nature programs to stargazing. Plan your visit to Dorothea Dix Park today.


Programs + Events
City of Raleigh Museum

African American History Symposium

The 4th Annual African American History Symposium, presented by the City of Raleigh Museum, features two lectures that explore the transformation from slavery to freedom in our own community.  Craig James, Johnston County attorney and African…
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Dorothea Dix Park

Dorothea Dix Park 5K

Run or walk with friends and family through the beautiful grounds of the Dix Park campus at the Dorothea Dix Park 5K.  Our signature race returns for its second year, this time as part of the 2020 Dorothea Dix Park Race…
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Williams Field

Get Fit at Dix - Yoga in the Park

Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dorothea Dix Park as certified yoga instructor Dana Lindquist leads you through yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome! 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of…