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Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour

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Dorothea Dix Park- Kirby Building

1700 Umstead Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Dorothea Dix Park: Past, Present and Future

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 of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the next steps the City is taking to plan the future of the park.

Location

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.

Registration Required

Our walking tours are very popular and fill up quickly! Registration is required.

Know Before You Go

Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. There are only port-a-johns available for restroom facilities in the park. Please plan to bring a water bottle. The tour will be canceled and rescheduled if there is inclement weather and registered participants will be notified by email.

Accessibility

Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces are available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time.

Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or joseph.voska@raleighnc.gov

Waiver

By registering for this program, you are agreeing to the following:

Liability Waiver

City of Raleigh - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

Release, Covenant Not To Sue, and Indemnity Agreement

I understand that participating in Discover Dorothea Dix Park – Program (hereinafter “Program”) involves risk of injury. These risks include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, accidents while traveling, equipment problems or failures, contacts with and actions of other participants, spectators, or volunteers, slips/trips/falls, and musculoskeletal injuries, among others. I choose for myself, for my child, or for another participant who I am enrolling, to participate in the Program despite these and other risks. Pictures or video may be taken of participant for use in program publicity. My email will also be used to keep me informed of Dorothea Dix Park communications.

By signing this form, I acknowledge all risks of injury, illness, and death, and property damage, and affirm that I have assumed all responsibility of injury, illness, death, and property damage relating in any way to the Program. I also agree for myself and for any child or other participant who I am registering herein to follow all rules and procedures that may apply to the Program and to follow the reasonable instructions of City employees and other supervisors of the Program. In return for the opportunity to participate in this Program, I agree for myself and for the child or other participant I am registering, and for our heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to release, waive, and discharge any legal rights that any one of us may have to seek payment or relief of any kind from the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the State of North Carolina, their employees or their agents for injury, illness, or death relating in any way to this Program.

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 release, waive, and discharge any legal rights on behalf of that minor. If I am registering an adult, I agree that I am authorized to do so and do hereby release, waive, and discharge any legal rights on behalf of that adult participant. I, along with any participant I register herein, also agree not to sue the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, or the State of North Carolina, their employees, or their agents and agree to indemnify the same for any and all claims, damages, losses or expenses, including but not limited to medical expenses and attorney’s fees, if a suit is filed concerning an injury (to person or property), illness, or death to me or to any participant I am enrolling that relates to, or results from, participation in the Program.

I have read this document thoroughly and understand that by registering for this program I am waiving legal rights.

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Dorothea Dix Park- Kirby Building

1700 Umstead Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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