White Deer Park

Project Summary

White Deer Park, completed for the Town of Garner, focuses on the preservation of this former farmstead and the natural environment.  Facilities for this 90 acre park include a 2,500 sf Nature Center, natural learning playground, trails, an arboretum and picnic facilities in addition to open space preservation.  The project is registered with the USGBC as a LEED Gold project. Sustainable design principles were employed in the areas of storm water management, planting design, material choices, and the heating and cooling of the building.  Flooring and ceiling boards from an existing homestead structure were salvaged by the design team and reinstalled in the new nature center.