Hometown Tourist - A Walking Tour of Dorothea Dix Park

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Dorothea Dix Park

1800 Umstead Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources invites you to join Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff 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 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.

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Please look to the upper right of your screen where you will see a blue "Select A Date" button that will allow you to pick a date for your tour.

Parking Instructions

Please meet in Dorothea Dix Park in the large parking lot located near the Kirby Building on Umstead Drive (roughly 1985 Umstead Drive). The parking lot is bordered by Umstead Drive and Dawkins Drive. The parking lot is striped in green paint. Please meet at the gazebo.

From Western Boulevard, turn onto Hunt Drive. Then turn right onto Umstead Drive. Take the first right into the parking lot.

Please Note: This is a walking tour for those with average walking ability. 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.

For questions or if you are not able to participate in a walking tour and need alternative arrangements, please contact Kathryn Hertel at Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources at kathryn.hertel@raleighnc.gov.

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Dorothea Dix Park

1800 Umstead Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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