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Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour

DESCRIPTION City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources invites you to join us on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park. On July 24th, 2015, the City of Raleigh purchased the Dorothea Dix Campus from the State of North Carolina for the purpose of developing a destination park. The planning and development of Dorothea Dix Park represents one of the most exciting and ambitious new park projects in America. The free 2-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. Please meet in Dorothea Dix Park at the Kirby Building parking lot. From Western Boulevard, turn onto Hunt Drive. At the stop sign, turn right onto Umstead Drive. Turn right into the first parking lot off of Umstead. We will meet at the gazebo by the parking lot. Please Note: Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. There are no bathrooms in the park and no drinkable water, so please plan to bring a water bottle. The tour will be canceled and rescheduled if there is inclement weather. Registration You MUST pre-register for this program. Dix Park is on Facebook!

Date & Time

August 23, 2017

6:00PM - 8:00PM