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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Winter Nature Walk - February 26, 10:30 a.m. (A few spots left!)
Take a Sunday stroll with us on a slow paced, guided nature hike through Dix Park. The walk will be about a mile and will focus on winter resident birds and seasonal nature. Please dress for the weather with closed toe shoes.

EGGcellent Adventures - March 9, at 1 p.m.
What’s in an egg? Preschoolers can find out with this EGGcellent program featuring the many animals that begin life in an egg! Stories, songs, games and crafts await your little learner. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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 level.

For more information, contact

  • Kathryn Hertel, 919-996-6688
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