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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

$3 million

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!



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