Dreamville Festival Park Impacts
Dreamville Festival is back at Dix Park on April 1 & 2! Festival construction begins March 20th. Follow the link below to view road and park closure details.
Spring Programs + Events
Your favorite classes and activities like Yoga in the Park, Connect + Create art classes, and Birdwatching return in March. Events include a special Movie on the Lawn for Mental Health Awareness Month and Recess: All Grown Up – a field day for adults!
Park Projects Underway
There are a number of development projects and ongoing studies supporting the transformation of Dix Park happening right now. Gipson Play Plaza. Cultural Interpretive Plan. Rocky Branch Enhancement. Stone Houses. Learn about these exciting projects and more!
* CANCELED: WET CONDITIONS *
Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dix Park with a yoga class to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels welcome!
Instructor: Patrice Graham
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.
Celebrating Film and Spoken Word with North Carolina Roots!
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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.
At the Dix Park Dog Park, dogs can run and play off-leash. Dogs must be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park. Find directions and parking info at the link below.
* The Dog Park is Closed for Improvements beginning Monday, March 27, 2023