Dorothea Dix Park

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A Park for Everyone, Built by Everyone
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We are nearing the end of the master plan process and this is an exciting time to see a draft of the complete vision of the plan come together!

 

Portraits of diverse people with the tag line: A park for everyone, built by everyone.

The site plan compiles ideas from the six organizing themes at the focus of community meetings and discussions throughout the past year:  Region, Transportation, Site, Buildings, Partners, and Program. 

Input we have received thus far has helped craft this vision and we need your continued feedback and support to ensure this is a park for everyone, built by everyone!

 

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Please share your comments on The Site Plan as a whole, and the six intrinsic landscapes linked below: The CreekThe Downtown GatewayThe GroveThe Meadow, The Valley, and The Ridge

 

 

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Flower Cottage at Dix Park
The Master Plan Executive Committee works closely with the design team, steers the planning process at key inflection points, and will ultimately recommend a completed Master Plan to the Raleigh City Council for their review, discussion, and approval.
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The City Council is Raleigh's governing body, consisting of eight members who are elected for two-year terms. Three of the members, including the mayor, are elected at large, while the other members are elected from five districts. The City Council sets City policy, enacts laws and adopts the City budget each year. Dorothea Dix Park will be a topic on the agenda for this meeting.
Flower Cottage at Dix Park

The Master Plan Executive Committee works closely with the design team, steers the planning process at key inflection points, and will ultimately recommend a completed Master Plan to the Raleigh City Council for their review, discussion, and approval.

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
 

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Become a Visionary

An anonymous donor has issued a $200,000 challenge to inspire you to join the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy as a Visionary today! Meaning, all new contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar

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Master Planning

This is an unprecedented opportunity to create America’s next great public park! From now until Spring 2019, every community member has an opportunity to submit ideas for their vision of the future Dorothea Dix Park. Join in the online community discussion, attend a community meeting, engage with neighbors and friends to shape this amazing amenity for the region. It is a truly special place that has the potential to capture the imagination of the world with compelling, courageous and innovative ideas. We want to hear from you! 

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Getting to Dix Park

There are multiple entrances to Dorothea Dix Park. The most widely used entrances are Hunt Drive at Western Boulevard, South Boylan Avenue at Western Boulevard, Umstead Drive at Lake Wheeler Road, and Goode Street at Lake Wheeler Road.  Because this is an active staff campus for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the next few years, parking at Dorothea Dix Park is limited during business hours. On weekends, visitors may park in any of the parking areas striped green.

Hours

Dorothea Dix Park is open daily (including holidays) from dawn to dusk. Hours for events vary. Please note that areas of the park may be closed occasionally for maintenance or events.

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The Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy Legacy Committee crafted a detailed report explaining the deep and complex history of the Dorothea Dix Park site.