At Garner's White Deer Park, visitors can experience 96 acres of beautiful natural landscape, including wetland areas and extensive park grounds. This public park, which is one of Garner's newer parks, is a great place for anyone who loves nature, but outdoorsy kids might have a particular passion for this resource thanks to its natural playground. Unlike most of today's plastic and metal play structures, this unique playground is handmade from natural materials like wood and stone, making use of the natural features in the area, including water and a tunnel-like "sky chamber" that has been hewn into the side of a hill.
Garner's Local Histor
Though Garner's official history dates back to its reinstatement in 1905, its beginnings can be traced back to the mid 1700s, when it is believed that white settlers first colonized the area. The area first rose to prominence with the advent of a railroad line around 1850. At this point, the town was known as Garner's Station, reflecting its status as a railroad depot town. Garner's Station was de-chartered in the late 1800s, but was reinstated under the name it is now known just a few years later. Many of Garner's historic buildings and landmarks still exist for public enjoyment and education.
Garner Performing Art
This publicly owned performing arts space is a true gem in Garner's crown. While many American cities seem to have no qualms demolishing or abandoning historic buildings, Garner has converted one of its old schoolhouses into a state-of-the-art performance space. The Performing Arts Center is housed in the former Garner High School building, which was constructed in 1923. The town stepped in and saved the building when it was set to be demolished in the late 1990s, converting it into a performance space. It has undergone renovation and now boasts modern stage areas and equipment.