Village of Potsdam Offices
Potsdam, NY 13676
Picnic area with tables and bench swings. Outdoor musical instruments. Wheelchair accessible.
Garner Park is located at the end of Raymond Street in downtown Potsdam. Garner Park was acquired as part of an Environmental Quality Bond Act grant in the late 1980s and is named for the Village’s long-time mayor and trustee, Ruth F. Garner. The park parallels the Raquette River and is .33 acres in size. Garner Park offers beautiful upstream views of the river, the east and west dams and Fall Island Park. The park is used frequently as a place to relax and enjoy a picnic lunch by those who live and work downtown.
Garner Park was renovated and expanded in 2021, thanks to funding from a NYS Local Waterfront Revitalization grant, and gifts from Clarkson University and St. Lawrence Health Systems. An additional grant sought in partnership with the North Country Children’s Museum added fun outdoor musical instruments that add enjoyment for all.