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ALERT: In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all shelter rentals are cancelled until further notice. Use of playground equipment will be prohibited starting 8 a.m. Monday, March 23 until at least April 30. The Town strongly urges all residents to practice adequate social distancing (staying at least 6 feet from others) whenever possible.


Whether you're an avid nature lover or are simply looking for a great place to relax and enjoy some fresh air, Garner's got the perfect place for you! The Town of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department manages a total of 475 acres of parkland inside town limits, over 271 of which are for active use. The town offers plenty of recreational amenities, including over four miles of paved trails, 12 playgrounds, 12 picnic shelters, 14 athletic fields, six tennis courts and a boathouse on Lake Benson that’s open seasonally.


 Centennial Park

1015 New Bethel Church Road

Creech Road Elementary School Park

400 Creech Road

Garner Recreational Park

221 East Garner Road

Greenbrier Park

613 Winterlochen Drive

Jaycee Park

1300 Vandora Springs Road

Lake Benson Park

921 Buffaloe Road

Jackie Johns Sr. Community Park

508 Rand Mill Road

South Garner Park

1210 Poole Road

Thompson Road Park

550 Thompson Road

White Deer Park

2400 Aversboro Road


Park Rules:

  • Parks are open from sunrise to sunset.  
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • All pets must be kept on leashes. Please clean up after your pet.
  • Unauthorized motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Use of drones in parks is prohibited.

Interested in holding your fitness, athletic class or camp in a park?

Review or rental policy or complete your application now!

Rental Policy Application


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