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 – Volunteer at Dix Park, Sept. 9, 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.

Going Sane - A Documentary on Mental Health Care, Monday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.
A new documentary created by North Carolina filmmakers suggests that mental health patients may be receiving outdated or disproven treatments. Witness the state of mental health care in America through the documentary Going Sane. After the documentary there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and a discussion on what you can do to get better mental health care for yourself or loved ones. The panel will also discuss ways to improve the American mental health system. If you are worried that you are not receiving adequate mental health care, this is something you should not miss. Please be a part of the conversation. For more information on the filmmakers, visit: This event is part of an ongoing series to explore issues and themes surrounding the evolution of Dix Park.

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.

Guided Walking Tours of Dorothea Dix Park – Various dates.
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.

For more information, contact

  • Kathryn Hertel, 919-996-6688
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