Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy
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Approved by Board of Directors: July 2022
SECU Foundation awarded the Dix Park Conservancy a $2 million grant that complements a corporate SECU gift of $3 million. The joint contribution to the Dix Park Conservancy will support development of the historic 308-acre public site into an urban park in Raleigh, the Dorothea Dix Park. The funding will be used to transform three historic stone houses at the Dix Park entrance into a Welcome Center, Conservancy Corps offices, outdoor seating and classroom space, gardens, and an accessible pathway connecting the park to the nearby Rocky Branch greenway. It also will support the Conservancy’s plan to continue offering admission-free festivals and programming as a statewide community gathering place. The Park venues benefit overall tourism, travel, and hospitality for North Carolina.