The City’s acquisition of the 308-acre Dorothea
Dix Park last year was the first step in what
promises to be an exciting process of creating a
destination park that showcases the beauty of the
site and honors its history.
To help develop an outstanding park, the
City is par tnering with the nonprofit Dix Park
Conservancy, which has already begun raising
money for a master plan. City Council has
approved a memorandum of understanding
with the community-led conservancy, which has
pledged up to
to help pay for the plan.
Together with the Community and the Dix
Conservancy, we envision a future park that
offers open spaces and gathering places and
helps position Raleigh as a world-class city for
generations to come.
The par tnership is similar to arrangements
in cities across the country that work with
community conservancies to suppor t great parks.
The Raleigh par tnership adds to oppor tunities
for people to volunteer, enjoy programs and
contribute to the future of Dorothea Dix Park.
Public programs, activities, tours and other
events have already star ted and will continue
through the summer and fall.
Work on the master plan will star t early in 2017
and take approximately two years. We have begun
inviting stakeholders and volunteers to par ticipate
in the planning process. The process will be open
and transparent to all – and it promises to be
engaging and fun!
2015-2016 Annua l Repor t