At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing to hear comment on a proposal to name the Play Plaza project at Dorothea Dix Park the “Gipson Play Plaza.” The naming is being considered in recognition of a gift of $10,000,000 towards the Plaza Play project, gifted by Pat and Tom Gipson to the Dix Park Conservancy for the benefit of the Play Plaza project.
The Play Plaza consists of a 18.5 +/- acre area located within Dorothea Dix Park, adjacent to Lake Wheeler Road between Goode Street and Umstead Drive. The proposed name will be applied to the Play Plaza for a period of thirty (30) years following execution of a written agreement committing the funds to the project.
The public hearing will be held during the evening City Council session, starting at 7 p.m. Members of the public wishing to speak at the hearing may sign up in the same manner as for other hearings on the December 7 agenda. This hearing is being set pursuant to the provisions of City Council Resolution 2021-278.