White Deer Park – Garner

White Deer Park is located directly across from Lake Benson Park in Garner. It’s 96 acres features play areas, trails, picnic shelters, open space, and a Nature Center.

White Deer Park - Garner: Small Play Structure

There are 2 playground areas in this spacious park. When you arrive, the road splits and signage will direct you to either one. We started at the more traditional playground located on the east side. It features equipment for both main age groups (2-5 and 5-12) as well as swings (4 traditional, 4 bucket), open space, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Although a cool day, it was quite bright & sunny during our visit which had us thankful for the nice shade structure over the majority of the equipment in this area. A huge plus on those upcoming hot summer days.

White Deer Park - Garner: Playground

The natural playground is in the opposite direction and located next to the Nature Center (restrooms with exterior entrance). There are also 2 covered picnic shelters on the west side of the park.

The Natural Playground had a number of unique features including a wooden climbing structure, log seesaw, and long slide built into the side of the hill.

White Deer Park - Garner: Natural Play Area

You can either drive between the two playgrounds or take either a trail or the sidewalks. We drove simply because it was hot and we weren’t sure how much longer the kids would want to play. My recommendation, plan for the day – pack sunscreen, water, and a picnic lunch so your kids can enjoy as much as they want to and you can take them home exhausted.

White Deer Park - Garner: Natural Play Area

Park amenities:

  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Trails
  • 5 Picnic Shelters
  • Nature Center

White Deer Park
2400 Aversboro Road

The Nature Center is open Tuesday through Saturday. See website above for specific times as hours vary seasonally.

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