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Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.


Registration Required


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


Weather


If there is inclement weather, the tour will be canceled and rescheduled. Registered participants will be notified by email.


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.


Know Before You Go



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

  • There are only port-a-johns available for restroom facilities in the park with no drinking water available. 


Accessibility


Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces is 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


Liability Waiver


City of Raleigh – Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department


Release, Covenant Not To Sue, and Indemnity Agreement


I understand that participating in Dorothea Dix Park Programs and Events (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.


By registering for this Program, 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 waiver thoroughly and understand that by registering for this program I am waiving legal rights.


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 about park news, community engagement opportunities, and programs and events. Participant can unsubscribe at any time. 



Venue

Dorothea Dix Park- Kirby Building
1700 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603
Raleigh, NC 27603 US
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