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Upcoming Programs at Dorothea Dix Park

News posted Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:00 am

Upcoming Programs at Dorothea Dix Park:

Art, nature, fitness, and helping the environment - there is something for everyone at Dorothea Dix Park! Advanced registration is required at eventbrite.com.

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Raleigh Group Fitness Pop-Up Workout, September 21, 6 p.m.
Come out to beautiful Dix Park and join fitness instructors Brittany Guerin and Ashley Liu Kirkman of Raleigh Group Fitness for a bodyweight interval class followed by stretching and yoga.
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Fall Nature Walk, September 24, 10:30 a.m.
What is happening in fall in Dix Park? Join us for a guided nature hike and we'll look at what animals and plants are doing to prepare for winter. We'll look at bird migration, changing leaves, invasive plants, and even what reptiles might still be out.
Guided Walking Tour of Dorothea Dix Park, September 27, 5:30 p.m.
The free two-hour, 3.5 mile tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix, the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and the steps the City will take in planning a future park.
Invasive Species Removal – Volunteer at Dix Park, September 30, 9 a.m. (multiple dates)
Join us at Dorothea Dix Park in an invasive plant removal volunteer activity. Invasive plants threaten our natural habitats for wildlife and create hazardous conditions along our greenway trails. Removing these plants allows native species to flourish and helps provide healthy homes for wildlife.
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Pumpkins! (Ages 2-6), October 4, 11 a.m.
While enjoying stories, songs and rhymes, preschoolers will learn how pumpkin seeds grow. Preschoolers will become “Junior Botanists” as they plant pumpkin seeds to take home and watch grow before their eyes.
Trolley Tour of Dorothea Dix Park, Wednesday, October 18, 11 a.m.
Want to take a tour of Dorothea Dix Park, but walking the 3.5 miles doesn’t sound fun? Jump aboard the Raleigh Trolley for a guided tour of the park and delve into the history of the land, the current use of the property and the future plans for the park! Seats are limited, so be sure to register.

Invasive Species Removal – Volunteer at Dix Park, Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. (multiple dates)
Join us at Dorothea Dix Park in an invasive plant removal volunteer activity. Invasive plants threaten our natural habitats for wildlife and create hazardous conditions along our greenway trails. Removing these plants allows native species to flourish and helps provide healthy homes for wildlife.

Trolley Tour of Dorothea Dix Park, Wednesday, November 1, 5 p.m.
Want to take a tour of Dorothea Dix Park, but walking the 3.5 miles doesn’t sound fun? Jump aboard the Raleigh Trolley for a guided tour of the park and delve into the history of the land, the current use of the property and the future plans for the park! Seats are limited, so be sure to register.

Movie By Moonlight Halloween Double Feature, Saturday, October 21 at 6 p.m.
The City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are pleased to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park. Dress up and join us on Saturday, October 21st for a Halloween double-feature showing “Hocus Pocus” at 7 p.m. and “Shaun of the Dead” at 9 p.m. Special contests, props and surprises are all part of the evening’s entertainment! There will be a kids' costume contest prior to the start of "Hocus Pocus" as well as an adults' costume contest, too! A themed pre-show video will be airing prior to the start of each movie so plan to arrive early! Daddy Bob's BBQ and Captain Cookie and the Milkman food trucks will be joining us!

Explore Dorothea Dix Park – TREEmendous Trees (Ages 2-6), Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m.
Preschoolers will discover why trees are so special as they each create and wear their very own TREEmendous tree costume! They will learn what happens inside a tree’s trunk and why many trees change as the seasons change. Games, songs and TREEmendous fun! Ages 2-6, only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register the child(ren) only. Adults do not need to register.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Twilight Trek, Thursday, November 16 at 5:15 p.m.
Who is awake after dark at Dix Park? Join us for a guided evening stroll as we learn to identify wildlife that comes out at night by sight and sound.

For more information, contact

  • Kathryn Hertel, 919-996-6688
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