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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for November 25th, 2012


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Registration is underway for our first-ever Youth Dodgeball League
  • Christmas on the Cumberland is now open
  • Downtown for the Holidays Christmas Cookie Bake-Off
  • Register now for the Jingle Bell Jog 5K

Registration is underway for our first-ever Youth Dodgeball League

Registration is going on now thru December 21st! Participants can register at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main office as well as online at

This six-week Youth Dodgeball League is open to ages 6 to 17 years and is free to participate. Games will be played at the Crow Community Center on Friday evenings beginning January 11th, with a pre-league meeting held January 4th for all players to go over rules and teams.

Dodgeball is a great way to keep children active while having fun. Dodgeball promotes teamwork and develops arm strength, speed, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. Balls are made of soft fabric to prevent injury.

For more details on Youth Dodgeball, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 931.645.7476 or visit

Christmas on the Cumberland is now open

People enjoying Christmas on the Cumberland

Come enjoy the popular Christmas on the Cumberland walk-through event now through January 5th. Event hours are 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm-11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Throughout the event there will be several weekend opportunities for children and their families to participate in family oriented activities. Children of all ages are sure to love Christmas on the Cumberland.

For more information, visit

Register now for the Jingle Bell Jog 5K

Jingle Bell JogAs part of our Downtown for the Holidays Celebration, December 1st, the City of Clarksville and Run for a Reason has partnered to host the Jingle Bell Jog 5K with all proceeds benefitting The Food Initiative. The race will begin with a one mile fun run at 8:00am, followed by the 5K.

Registration is available now thru November 29th at Registration is $25.00 per runner. Last-chance registration will take place on race day; cost will be $30.00 per runner.

All runners are encouraged to dress in Christmas costumes; an award will be given to the most creative costume.

Downtown for the Holidays Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

Downtown for the HolidaysIt is once again time to gather your favorite recipes and begin preparing for the 4th Annual Christmas Cookie Bake-off. Bake your favorite holiday treat and submit your entry to Ingredients, located at 100 Strawberry Alley by 4:00pm on December 1st.

Entry fee is 5 samples for judging along with 2 dozen treats which will be donated to Loaves and Fishes. Entries will be judged according to taste, presentation, and originality.

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