We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create an amenity for North Carolina that will only grow in value for each generation, as our state continues to lose open space.
We support creation of a world class destination park, for the citizens of NC and visitors to the state, through preservation of the entire 306 acres of the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh, North Carolina's state capital. The Dorothea Dix campus is situated near: the state's Legislature Building, Capital Grounds, Governor's Mansion, the NC Museums of Natural Sciences and History, the NC Symphony, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina State University, St. Augustine's College, Shaw University, Peace College, new convention center, office and government buildings, shops, galleries, restaurants, hotels and other downtown attractions.
A great destination park, located in our state's capital, will serve as an important calling card for the state, a place to showcase NC's great cultural institutions, rich opportunities for outdoor enjoyment, and commitment to public health and the environment. The park will be a spectacular jewel, linking existing greenway systems to the east and west. It will give a taste of the vast beauty awaiting those who explore our state further. And be a great place for the state's residents and their children to enjoy on visits to the capital, and Triangle residents to share and enjoy with guests.