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Garner Park and Recreation Department

The Garner Park & Recreation Department is made up of 5 area parks, a $3.2 million Aquatic Center (opened 2007),
a $3.9 million Veterans Memorial Recreation Center (opened 2009)
and numerous recreational programs for youth and adult.  Youth programs include, but are not limited to basketball,volleyball, flag football, softball, baseball, soccer, color guard, tennis, swimming lessons, track & field, running club, dance, athletic enhancement classes, and much more.  Adult programs include group fitness classes, women's volleyball, co-ed volleyball, flag football, 4-on-4 basketball, sand volleyball and semi-fast pitch softball.  New programs and ideas are being implemented all the time. 

Parks & Recreation Director: Sarah Swanson
Parks & Rec Assistant: Kaitlyn Sorenson

Garner Park & Recreation
365 West 8th Street

Garner, IA 50438

Phone: (641)-923-4180

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The Parks and Recreation Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Veterans Memorial Recreation Center with the meeting starting at 12:00 pm. The board is made up of members of the community appointed by the Mayor of Garner.

Board Members
     Dan Boehnke             Term Expires 2017
    Marcia Sonquist          Term Expires 2020
    Don Gifford                Term Expires 2018
    Michelle Bamrick         Term Expires 2018
    Mike Bahnsen             Term Expires 2019

Contact Information

Contact:City Hall, 135 W. 5th St., Garner, Iowa 50438, (641) 923-2588