Garner, North Carolina is both our home and our place of business. At K&D roofing, our roots go down deep into the community, and we love spending time with our families at some of the local parks.

Today’s post is all about the beautiful parks in Garner. Whether you’re looking to go for a jog, enjoy a picnic, or spend time with friends, here are some of the best places to do just that.

Lake Benson Park

Being located on a lake makes this park one of the city’s best. Many of the people who visit the park regularly say that it’s one of their favorites. Features throughout the park include an area for dogs, grills, picnic benches, fishing and boating, walking trails, bathrooms, and a playground for the kids. There’s truly something for everyone at this gem of a park.

Address: 921 Buffaloe Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.7 stars

View of the golden horizon during sunset at over the water at Lake Benson Park in Garner, North Carolina.

Garner Recreational Park

Another community favorite, the Garner Recreational Park, has no shortage of amenities for those that are looking to enjoy the park. The playground is a large attraction for families because of the many ages that can enjoy it. Long walking trails that twist and turn through nature areas allow for bird watching and spotting other little critters if you’re lucky. There are also clean bathrooms on-site, a picnic area, and large fields for the kids to run and toss the ball around.

Address: 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.6 stars

garner recreational park's playground


White Deer Park Nature Center

Walking and biking trails along with nature center shelters and a playground are some of the amenities to enjoy at this park. Kids will love the playground, and parents can enjoy walking throughout the park.

This park is one of the busier on our list because of the nature center and great playground area. Be sure to keep that in mind if you’re thinking of going during a busy time of day on the weekend.

Address:  2400 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.8 stars

white deer park nature center


Garner Veterans Memorial

Many cities have veterans memorials, and they aren’t necessarily considered to be parks in the sense that you might be thinking. But, the Garner Veterans Memorial is a place where you can learn about the history of those from Garner that have served our country.

This park offers a play area for kids and trails that you can enjoy while reflecting on our country’s freedoms. We encourage you to visit this park.

Address:  921 Buffaloe Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.9 stars

garner veterans memorial


Centennial Park

Offering a large playground, open fields for soccer tournaments, and picnic areas to enjoy. The city primarily uses Centennial Park as a place for the schools and soccer leagues to schedule games on the turf fields, but when you visit, and there aren’t any games, the fields are great for practicing or playing around with friends.

If you’re looking to catch a bit of a soccer game, then you might enjoy seeing that as well in the park. It’s one of the many benefits of living in a healthy community like Garner.

Address:  1015 New Bethel Church Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.4 stars

kid soccer players kicking a ball at parks in garner

South Garner Park

South Garner is home to a number of recreational areas offering sports fields, tennis courts, a large playground area, and a hiking trail. What more could you ask for out of a park?

If you have kids in sports, you’ll likely have them out to this field for a baseball or softball game at some point. The tennis courts are well lit and great for recreational use whenever they’re not reserved by school organizations.

Address:  1210 Poole Dr, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.4 stars

south garner park building


North Garner Dog Park

We could round out our list without at least mentioning one dog park. And, the North Garner Dog Park is one of the best around. Plenty of space to run around, trails to walk while your dog is playing, and lots of other pups to meet and greet with.

Clean and well-kept dog parks can be hard to find, but we think you’ll really like this one!

Address: 221 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Google Rating: 4.5 stars

two golden retrievers by north garner dog park signage


We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of parks that you can enjoy throughout Garner. Finding the spot that your kids love or the perfect walk for you and your dog can make all the difference.

If you live in the area and find yourself looking for a local roofing company, keep us in mind! We’d be happy to provide you with a free estimate and get started on your project right away. Contact K&D today!