Kendall Circle on Spring Hill
Kendall Circle, beside Dorothea Dix Park, is a beautiful wooded space with a gently curving loop around its perimeter. The loop is lined with majestic oaks and the center has one of the largest planted oak bosques in North Carolina. Kendall Circle is on Spring Hill at NC State Centennial Campus, and was originally a part of the Dorothea Dix campus. Because it is not protected as a part of Dorothea Dix Park, the future of Kendall Circle is vulnerable. We would like to call attention to that vulnerability while there is still time to protect the space from development.
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“Kendall Circle is so green and lush. And the quiet is amazing. Coming off the big open and beautiful fields in Dorothea Dix Park, “Kendall Circle is like a little haven, a protected area that feels secret and hushed from the protective umbrella of the oak trees.”
There is a dog party every evening. Four-legged friends get together to play, and us 2-legged companions have fun catching up with each other.
“My kids and I love to walk around Kendall Circle. We have seen owls, fox, deer, hawks. It’s amazing to see and hear so much wildlife this close to downtown.”
“The sun is going down…the breeze blows through the trees. And then the church bells start ringing. Kendall Circle is magic.”
“What a beautiful ride! Right in the middle of the city was this little nirvana complete with shady majestic oaks. Truly unique place to race.”
” I walk my dog there every day! It is so beautiful and peaceful, and one of the only places I’ve found when walking around the park area that is wooded rather than pastoral.”