Garner Parks 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, 4-on-4 basketball, and semi-fast pitch softball.  New programs and ideas are being implemented all the time.  

Garner Parks & Recreation
365 West 8th Street

Garner, IA 50438

Phone: (641)-923-4180

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Parks & Recreation Director:      
     Sarah Swanson
      (641) 860-0054

Parks & Recreation Assistant:       
      Kaitlyn Sorenson
Garner Parks & Recreation Board
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:City Hall, 135 W. 5th St., Garner, Iowa 50438, (641) 923-2588