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RecDesk Overview

Welcome to the Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's online registration portal. This site is used to register for classes, programs, and special events that are offered by Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. Prior to enrolling in a class or program, you'll need to set up a user name and password - click Help for a tutorial or click "Create New Account" under the Log In page. Please note that for preschool and youth programs, the parent/guardian should register themselves as the user, then enter family members as prompted.

Residency Requirements

Throughout the registration process you will notice many programs have different fees for Town of Garner residents (RES) and non-residents (NON-RES). The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is an agency of the Town of Garner and receives municipal tax revenue paid by residents living inside the corporate limits of the Town. Those who live outside the corporate limits are charged a higher rate for participation in programs because they do not pay Town taxes. Participants must live inside the corporate limits of Garner at the time of registration to receive the resident rate. Please note that a "Garner address" does not necessarily equate to being a resident.
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Program Overview

This site features the most up-to-date programming across all areas. Click the programs tab to view all available programs or sort by category: Adult, Family, Preschool, Senior, Special Event and Youth. Each program features detailed program information and a link to register, if applicable. Each category features programs hosted at a variety of locations across many program areas including athletics, camps, arts, nature, fitness and more. 
You can also visit for information on Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources programs, events, parks and facilities. 
For Garner Performing Arts Center tickets and performance information, visit


Picnic shelters are available on a first come, first served basis unless they are reserved. Reservations can be made from 9:00am until 7:00pm (be sure to include setup and breakdown in reservation time) daily. Shelters may be reserved up to 90 days in advance, but no less than 72 hours in advance. Minimum rental time is three hours. Cancellations must be made at least 12 days before the scheduled date of the rental by emailing Please note that reservations are rain or shine; refunds are not provided for inclement weather.

Rental rates vary according to the size of the shelter. The reserving group is responsible for all clean up after shelter use. Reserve shelters online under the facilities tab.
  • Creech Road Shelter: Available Saturdays and Sundays only
  • Centennial Shelter: Not available during soccer season

If you're interested in renting indoor space at Avery Street Recreation Center and Annex, Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner Recreation Center, Garner Senior Center or White Deer Park Nature Center, visit the facility webpage.


Those interested in a Garner Recreation Center Membership can enroll online under the memberships tab or visit the Garner Recreation Center to register in person. If you register online, stop by the front desk during your first visit to receive your membership card. Stop by the Garner Senior Center at 205 East Garner Road to learn more about their membership opportunities.