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Avery Street Recreation Center and Annex

125 Avery Street


Why not have your end-of-season party at Avery Street Recreation Center? The Recreation Center features a gymnasium with a wood floor surrounded by two multipurpose rooms, plus a game room and the Avery Street Park playground. Each multi-purpose room can accommodate a meeting of up to 20 people.    

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Garner Performing Arts Center

742 W. Garner Road


With 471 seats, the Garner Performing Arts Center adapts well to a variety of uses. The GPAC contains an expansive backstage area, cushioned seating, fly space and rails, separate dressing rooms with restrooms, a green room and loading dock. 


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Garner Senior Center

205 E. Garner Road


Great for larger events like family reunions and church functions, Garner Senior Center's multipurpose room can hold up to 150 people. This space is available weekends and some evenings when not in use by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.


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Garner Recreation Center

Coming in 2018

This 40,000-square-foot facility will have three basketball courts, an elevated walking track, three multipurpose rooms, family restroom and shower facilities and a multipurpose field. The facility is being built with money donated by ConAgra, Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant money and bond proceeds approved by voters in 2013. The new recreation center will be located at the corner of Main and Montague Streets and is expected to open in the spring of 2018.

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Lake Benson Boathouse

975 Buffaloe Road


The boathouse is located just down the road from Lake Benson Park. Jon boats (with or without trolling motor and battery), canoes and sit-in kayaks are available to rent. (No personal watercraft are allowed on the 364 acre lake.) There is no charge to fish from the pier. The boathouse is open weekends mid-March through late October. 


White Deer Park Nature Center

2400 Aversboro Road


At 96 acres, White Deer Park is the largest park in Garner. The park features open space, five shelters that seat up to 50 people, two playgrounds, 2 miles of paved trails and a 2,500-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified Nature Center. The Nature Center classroom and deck are available to rent when not in use by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

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There are 11 shelter locations throughout the various parks in Garner that are available for rent.  For more information, please call 919.661.6982

Reserve a Shelter