A Look at Dorothea Dix Park’s Spring Schedule

Yoga, art, walking tours, and more this April and May at the park
Dorothea Dix Park
View from Dorothea Dix Park

Spring is here and the winter hibernation is over. Stretch your legs, be inspired, and learn about your community at Dorothea Dix Park this April and May. The park is providing many opportunities to get out of the house and strengthen your spirits. Actually, the list is so long that we hand-picked a few to highlight. All events mentioned below are free to the public, but do require registration ahead of time.

Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the park; Picture taken in 2019

Exercise

Yoga in the Park:

Find your zen every Monday & Wednesday from 6-7pm at Williams Field. Classes are open to all levels so dust off your mat, fill up your water bottle, and get ready to feel like a warrior (or at least pose like one).

Youth Yoga in the Park:

Looking for yoga but for younger folks? Youth Yoga is available too. On April 17th, May 1st & 8th, ages 7-14 year olds will master their “Cat-Cow” and “Child’s Pose” on the Williams Field. The 10:00am slot is for 7-10 year olds, while the 11:00am slot is for 11-14 year olds.

Tai Chi at the Park:

Take the daily stresses in your life and ease them with Tai Chi every Thursday at 6-7pm on Williams Field. This Chinese martial art is known for improving mental and physical balance. All are welcome as long as you are 12 or older. Comfortable shoes and bottled water are suggested.

Art at Dorothea Dix

Art by OG Designs & Creations at Dorothea Dix

Art

Connect + Create:

Dix Park’s partnership with ArtSpace helps provide this 2-hour art program that happens every Saturday from 10am-12pm. In the Chapel you may make any of the following things: monoprints, stained glass, stamps, or a habitat fit for a fairy. Since this is an indoor activity, masks are required. In addition, space is limited so register early.

Flowers Field

Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix

History & Nature

Explore Dix Park:

In the Explore Dix Park series you can birdwatch or go on a guided walking tour. Perhaps you’ll clear your schedule to do both. Saturdays, April 17th & May 15th from 8:00-10:00am, join a bird expert at Flower Cottage to learn all things bird. Are evenings better for you? At 5:30pm on Wednesdays, April 21st & May 26th you can take a 3.5 mile walk around the park. Just like Tai Chi, you want to wear your comfortable shoes for this 2 hour tour. Tour starts at the Chapel.

Chapel Tour:

The Chapel, soon to be the welcoming and event center for the park, has a rich history. You can learn all about it on either Sunday, April 18th at 1:00, 2:00, or 3:00pm or Tuesday, April 20th at 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30pm on a 1-hour tour. Since it is an indoor tour, space is limited.

 

 

 

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