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Our goal is to save all 306 acres of the Dorothea Dix
Campus for a World Class Destination Park for future
Dix306 Is a Hit At the Eno Festival for the River!
(Updated July 12, 2007)--Volunteers from Dix306 were on hand at the
Eno Festival for the River in Durham. The event was a huge success for
Dix306, and we averaged 400 signatures each day for our petition
drive. One thing was clear from everyone that we spoke to: People
want all of the Dorothea Dix land to be designated as a park for the
people of North Carolina!
We urged people to write to their representatives to make their wishes
known. This campaign is receiving more momentum each day, but we need
people from all parts of the state to make their voices known. Maybe
we will be in your town next!
Davis Peacock, a nine year old from Raleigh, helped out in the Dix306
booth. The next day, Davis wrote the following letter:
To whom it may concern,
If Dorothea Dix were a park, think of all the children who would be
playing there. My name is Davis Peacock and I am nine years old.
I am a supporter of Dorothea Dix as a park because if it was a
park there would be 306 acres to do things. I have a friend named
Addison (8 years old) and we like to spy on his sister Lily (4
years old) in wide open spaces. 306 acres is very, VERY, VERY,
wide. By the way, we don't need another mall. We already have 2
malls and then we have a lot of strip malls, apartments, condos,
and townhouses, but then only a few parks. Developing Dorothea
Dix means cutting trees. Trees give us air, without trees we would
perish. These are some reasons to save Dorothea Dix park.
With hope, Davis Peacock
Updated June 13, 2007--Raleigh Mayor Pressing State Lawmakers to Sell Land
Neighborhood kids volunteer to help Dix306!
(Read about it here...)
From The Dix306 Petition
"Lets not waste this opportunity to add some much needed green space to the city. We need to keep in mind that Dorothea Dix wanted to use the land to serve the people of this state. Just because the hospital is gone does not mean that we cant still use the park to give back to our community. The last thing Raleigh needs is another subdivision or strip mall."