Garner, North Carolina: Where Sports and Entertainment Meet

Located just outside of the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the quaint yet bustling town of Garner. This town has been able to retain its hometown charm while experiencing significant growth over the past decade, and much of this is due to the Town of Garner’s focus on making arts and entertainment readily available to its residents. If you’re looking for entertainment, your Garner Chiropractor recommends checking out one or all of these public venues.

Garner Performing Arts Center

The 471-seat auditorium, located in the former Garner High School inside the town’s historic district, is home to Broadway Voices, It’s Showtime!, and The Towne Players of Garner. It brings in every level of entertainment imaginable, from Broadway stars to hometown heroes. In short, it makes it unnecessary to head to nearby Raleigh or Durham for high-quality entertainment, since it’s right here in Garner.

Garner Senior Center

Ideal for the town’s aging population, the Garner Senior Center always has a variety of activities. Open since 1991, the 8,700-square-foot facility was expanded in 2006 and now offers a fitness facility with dressing rooms, a health room, and kitchen. Managed by the Town of Garner, the center’s amenities include a multipurpose room, craft room, card room, dining hall, two catering kitchens, and a screening room as well. Programs range from arts and painting to cards and games, day trips, fitness and dance classes, and other health and wellness activities.

Garner Recreation Center

Opening in late 2019 is the highly anticipated Garner Recreation Center, which is located in the heart of downtown Garner. When it’s open, the 40,000-square-foot facility will feature three basketball courts, three multipurpose rooms, shower facilities, an outdoor walking trail and indoor elevated walking track, and a field for various sports activities. It’s part of the revitalization of downtown Garner’s historic district, which is getting some serious recognition as a place to live, work, and play.

Downtown Garner Historic District

There’s lots going on as far as revitalization efforts in the Downtown Garner Historic District. It may be small – about the length of three city blocks – but it’s always filled with people, and there have been lots of new businesses vying for space there, from coffee shops to real estate offices. It’s also home to the Downtown Garner Association, an accredited Main Street America program. The city as a whole has also been recognized as an All-America City for its initiatives to revitalize the area and engage its residents.

Avery Street Recreational Center

There’s always something going on at the Avery Street Recreational Center, whether it’s a T-ball game or adult basketball league. The center features a gym and playground, as well as annexed space for a variety of activities.

Playing America’s game

Baseball is considered America’s sport, and that feeling is certainly evident when you visit the Town of Garner. The Garner Recreational Park has two maintained fields and concession stand and hosts a variety of town and other competitive games, while the nearby Garner Baseball Inc. – a nonprofit that’s partially financially supported by the Town of Garner – offers recreational play for kids ages 4 to 16.

If you’re looking for a town that offers a way for sports and entertainment to meet, look no further than Garner.