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A Nationally Accredited Department

In fall 2015, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department was honored as a nationally accredited agency by the National Recreation and Park Association and CAPRA. There are currently only 168 agencies in the nation that have earned this designation. The Garner PRCR team helps make Garner a Great Place to Play.

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To enrich the quality of life in Garner by offering a diverse system of parks, recreational facilities, programs and cultural resources.


Helping Garner maintain its high quality of life and service delivery to its citizens and visitors through the following core values:


Our core values reflect and align with Town of Garner Strategic Priorities in the following ways:

  • Leadership- fostering a climate of creativity that develops high-potential talent and embraces innovation cutting-edge ideas and accountability for making decisions and recommendations. (TOG- Efficient & Timely Service Delivery)
  • Efficiency- Ensuring that programs and services are provided efficiently and effectively while matching community needs. (TOG- Fiscal Responsiveness, Efficient & Timely Service Delivery)
  • Diversity- Recognizing the changing demographics of the community and celebrating the unique qualities, characteristics, and experiences. (TOG- Orderly Growth)
  • Stewardship- Maintaining aesthetically pleasing parks and facilities (TOG- Quality of Life)


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