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Parks and Rec revs up for summer fun

 

The city Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for summer.

Pool passes go on sale Monday. The pricing structure for pool passes has changed this season. Pool passes are now priced based on the number of people you have on your pass: 1 person-$60; 2 people-$100; 3 people-$110; 4 people-$120; 5 people-$130, and 6 people-$140. If you have more than 6 people, you must purchase an additional pass. A non-resident fee of 10% will be added to the season passes for those living outside the Clarksville city limits. Utility bills must be provided as proof of residence. Non-residents cannot be added to a city resident’s pool pass. Daily Admission to the pools is $5 per person before 3 pm and $3 per person after 3 pm.

Swim lessons are also offered at an additional charge of $15 per person with a pool pass purchase. Session One begins June 16 and ends June 27. Session Two begins July 7 and ends July 18. If you prefer a smaller class, semi-private lessons are offered for $25 per person with a pool pass purchase. Classes are limited to 5 participants and will be offered Monday-Thursday at 8 a.m. at Smith Pool.

Lifeguard training will be offered May 26-30 this year. You must be at least 15 years of age and pass a pre-course exam. Books and CPR masks must be purchased through the Red Cross. Applications are being accepted for lifeguards who are already certified. You can apply in person at the Parks and Recreation office.

Upcoming events:

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Hershey Track and Field local meet next Saturday (May 10) at Kenwood High School’s Track. Competitions are held in the standing long jump, track, and a softball throw. The event is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 14 and you can register at the event on Saturday. Everything kicks off at 9 a.m. and registration will be open a half hour prior to the event. Athletes may be able to advance to the regional, state, and national competitions based on their performance at this meet.

The Clarksville Senior Games are set to kick off May 19. This weeklong event will celebrate the past twenty years of Senior Games competitions as well as the next 20 years of games. It will all conclude with a fish fry and 50’s themed dance at Crow Community Center on the evening of May 22. For more details or to learn how to register, please call the Parks and Recreation Department. The registration deadline is May 12.

Arts and Concerts In the Park will be the official kick-off event for the Parks After Dark series on May 17th at McGregor Park. Willie Crespo’s Salsa Rengue band will perform as well as Natalie’s Dance Network. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and should end around 10 p.m. Admission is free.

The first Movies In the Park of the season will be held May 31 at Heritage Park. The Clarksville Jaycees will lead the pre-show activities with the Jaycees’ Kid Day events beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will begin around 7:30 p.m. This is also an admission free event.

The 2nd Annual Doggiepalooza event will be held at the Fairgrounds Bark Park on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several pet-friendly businesses will have booths set up to share information and product demonstrations and several contests will be held throughout the day for man’s best friend. Contests include a dog and owner “look-a-like” competition, a costume contest, and categories for the best groomed pet and best fetch player. An amateur agility contest will round out the day’s events. For more information about setting up a booth or event details, please call 645-7476.

For more information about Parks and Recreation activities and events, please call 645-7476.


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