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

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Invasive Species Removal - March 18, 9 a.m.
Come join us at Dorothea Dix 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.

Movie By Moonlight - March 25, field opens at 7 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a PG, family friendly flick at Flowers Field! Pack a picnic or enjoy some tasty treats from the food trucks on site. Can you guess the movie? "Watch classic cartoon characters play an “out-of-this-world” basketball game!"

Spring Nature Walk - March 26, 10:30 a.m.
Take a Sunday stroll with us on an easy paced, guided nature hike through Dix Park. The walk will be about a mile and will focus on birds, frogs, and seasonal nature.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park - The Historic Buildings of Dix Park, April 4, 6 p.m.
Join Myrick Howard, President of Preservation North Carolina, as he discusses the architecture of Dorothea Dix Park. Learn about hospital architect A.J. Davis and his contributions to the City of Raleigh and explore the characteristics of buildings representing architectural design from 1856 to the 2000’s. This walking tour will cover about 1.5 miles. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather. This tour will involve walking on sidewalk, grass, and on uneven surfaces.

Twilight Trek! – April 22, 8 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with a guided evening hike led by a Wildlife Educator! The hike will last approximately 50 minutes and will focus on Dorothea Dix Park's history, landscapes and habitats.

Get Fit at Dix - Nia! - April 29, 10 a.m.
NIA is a form of fusion fitness for the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The technique integrates movements from dance, the martial arts and healing arts to create an experience that is high energy, expressive, fun and restorative. This non-impact form is a safe, body-centered workout that is adaptable for all fitness levels.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park - National Bike Month - March 20, 8:30 a.m.
Did you know May is National Bike Month? What better way to celebrate than taking a ride on City of Raleigh greenways, with a stop at Dorothea Dix Park! This low-key ride will start at Eliza Pool Park. We’ll venture out on the Walnut Creek Trail and bike through NC State’s Centennial Campus before taking a break at Dorothea Dix Park. We’ll then continue along the Rocky Branch Trail which will bring us back to Eliza Pool Park.

Learn About The Past History, The Current Use, and the Future Plans for Dorothea Dix Park
The popular walking tours of Dorothea Dix Park are beginning again in April! Join park ambassadors on a 2-hour, 4-mile walk through the park learning about the previous uses of the land, the history of the hospital, the current lease of the buildings to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the master planning process for the park. Please go to keyword search "Dix Park" to sign up for a tour.

For more information, contact

  • Kathryn Hertel, 919-996-6688
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