One year has passed since Raleigh completed the purchase of the Dorothea Dix Park property in preparation for plans to convert the campus into a destination park.
To celebrate the anniversary, the city and the Dix Park Conservancy are pleased to invite the public to join us at the Destination Dix Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday on the big field at Dorothea Dix Park.
This community celebration will feature live music on three stages, art, food and activities designed to offer the public a glimpse of the history of the property, a sample of the current park opportunities and a chance to weigh in on the plans for Dorothea Dix Park. It also will include kids activities, a Ferris wheel, tethered hot air balloon rides and other free activities.
As we look to the future, we will count on the public not only to provide feedback and ideas but also to share enthusiasm and energy in helping to realize the vision for the park.
Come celebrate what will surely become one of the most recognizable and great civic spaces Raleigh has to offer. We hope to see everyone out on the big field Saturday for Destination Dix.
James F. Goodmon
President, Dix Park Conservancy