Dix Park Guided Walking Tour

Dix Park Guided Walking Tour

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Free

Location

The Chapel Event Hall at Dix Park

1030 Richardson Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Walking Tour focusing on the past, present and future of Dix Park!

About this event

Guided walking tour has been cancelled for 9/24/22

Program Information

This free 2-hour, 3.5 mile walking tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix; the current use as both Raleigh’s largest urban park and as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the next steps the City is taking to plan the future of Dix Park. The tour on September 24th includes ASL Interpreters.

Know Before You Go

Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Port-a-johns are available throughout the park at the Oak Room, Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor restroom facilities are located in the Chapel during open hours. There are water fountain and water bottle refilling stations located in the Chapel and throughout the park. Please bring a filled water bottle with you.

Weather

If we need to postpone or cancel due to inclement weather, we will communicate through Eventbrite email. Instructor will make decision on-site if program needs to be cancelled after confirmation email is sent by staff.

COVID-19 Safety Reminders

PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!

Directions to the Program Location

This program will meet at The Chapel at Dix Park. From Western Boulevard, turn onto Hunt Drive. Turn LEFT onto Umstead Drive. Park in parking lot in front of the Chapel. Meet tour guide on steps in front of the Chapel.

Questions?

Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or events@dixpark.org

Accessibility

Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or ParksInclusion@raleighnc.gov.

The tour on September 24th includes ASL Interpreters.

COVID – 19 Risks / Release, Indemnity, and Agreement Not To Sue (revised 7/6/2020)

The City of Raleigh has been forced to confront the potential dangers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department remains committed to providing high quality programming. However, in order to comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other federal, state, and local public health agencies, the PRCR Department has implemented additional safety precautions to ensure that program participants and other PRCR Department staff will have a fun, exceptional experience.

The contents of this document supplement applicable program policies (including Camp Policies and School-Based Program policies), the Program Registration Form, and the online registration for participants who registered through RecLink at parks.raleighnc.gov. Unless amended herein, all prior policies applicable to the program for which you have registered remain in effect. Please review the following information carefully to learn more about what the City is doing to maintain a healthy program environment and what participants (or their Parents/Guardians, if applicable) should do before participating in the PRCR program for which you have registered.

COVID-19 Risks:

COVID-19 is a highly contagious and novel viral agent. Its transmission vectors are imperfectly understood, and it may be possible to transmit or become infected by COVID-19 despite strict adherence to guidelines prescribed by the CDC and other federal, state, and local health agencies.

Participants in Raleigh Parks programs will be in a group setting where they may come into contact with other program participants (instructors, coaches, campers, camp counselors, camp program staff, and camp program administrators, etc.). Many program activities will be conducted in a public community center setting. As a result, while PRCR Department staff will make reasonable efforts to adhere to the above-stated guidelines, participants in PRCR programs may be exposed to increased risk of transmission or infection of COVID-19 through various actions or interventions, including but not limited to contact with or proximity to one or more of the following:

Other program participants, staff members, or administrators;

The personal belongings of program participants, staff members, or administrators;

Programming and activity materials including, but not limited to, markers, books, games, toys, recreational equipment, etc.; and;

City of Raleigh community center fixtures and furnishings, including door knobs, chairs, tables, plumbing apparatus, light switches, etc.

I understand that participating in the recreational program selected involves risk of injury or illness. These risks include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, accidents while traveling, food related illness, equipment problems or failures, contact with and actions of other participants, spectators, and volunteers, slips/trips/falls, musculoskeletal injuries, exposure to and illness from infectious diseases, and any and all risks described in the preceding section. I choose for myself or for my child to participate in the selected programs despite the risks. By signing below, I acknowledge all risks of injury, illness, death, and property damage, and affirm that I have assumed all responsibility of injury, illness, or death in any way connected with participation in the program. I also agree for myself and for any child participant to follow all rules and procedures of the program and to follow the reasonable instructions of the counselors, staff members, and supervisors of the program.

Photo Release

Pictures or video may be taken of participants at this Program for use in Dorothea Dix Park publicity. By registering for the Program, I hereby grant the City of Raleigh and the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of their publications, including web-based publications and digital platforms, without payment or other consideration. I hereby irrevocably authorize the City of Raleigh and the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose.

I have read this release thoroughly and understand that by registering for this program I am waiving legal rights. If I am registering a minor for the Program, I agree that I am a parent, legal guardian, or am otherwise responsible for the minor whose application I am submitting and that I affirm consent on behalf of that minor.

Email Consent

By Registering for this Program, I consent to receive emails from Dorothea Dix Park and Dix Park Conservancy about park news, community engagement, opportunities to support the park, as well as upcoming programs and events. Participant can unsubscribe at any time.