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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 3rd, 2013

 

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:

  • Second Annual “Wettest Egg Hunts”
  • Lifeguard Certification Course to be offered
  • 2013 Spring Eggstravaganza!
Kids scoop up Easter Eggs at the City of Clarksvile's Spring Eggstravaganza

Kids scoop up Easter Eggs at the City of Clarksvile’s Spring Eggstravaganza

Indoor Aquatic Center to host second annual “Wettest Egg Hunts”

Sango Pool and Spa owner Paul Lobianco with his son during the Wettest Egg Hunt at the Indoor Aquatic Center

The Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, has once again partnered with Sango Pool & Spa to host two not-so-typical egg hunts.

On Saturday, March 23rd, thousands of colored eggs will be floating or sunk in the center’s pools, each good for candy and prizes. An adaptive egg hunt will be offered for children and adults with special needs from 10:00am to 11:00am. Another hunt will follow for children ages 1 to 12 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

To help families as they plan to attend the Wettest Egg Hunts, the schedule of the day is as follows:

10:00am Ages 1-2 (Baby pool) Ages 5-11 (Main pool)
11:00am Ages 3-4 (Baby pool) Ages 12 and older (Main pool)
1:00pm Ages 1-2 (Baby pool) Ages 5-8 (Main pool)
2:00pm Ages 3-4 (Baby pool) Ages 9-12 (Main pool)
3:00pm-4:45pm Open Swim
5:15pm Ages 1-2 (Baby pool) Ages 5-8 (Main pool)
6:15pm Ages 3-4 (Baby pool) Ages 9-12 (Main pool)

 

These events are free and will include refreshments and activities such as egg coloring, an obstacle course and other games.  Pre-registration for the Wettest Egg Hunts is required and can be completed online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com

Kids gather eggs from the pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the City of Clarksville's Wettest Easter Egg Hunts

Kids gather eggs from the pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the City of Clarksville’s Wettest Easter Egg Hunts

Lifeguard Certification Course to be offered

Indoor Aquatic Center - New ProvidenceThe Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department will offer its first Lifeguard Certification Course for non-staff participants seeking the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. This course will take place at the Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, March 25th-29th from 2:00pm until 8:00pm.

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical service personnel can take over.

Course content and exercises will prepare participants to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in an aquatic or medical emergency.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age and will be asked to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes without the use of arms or hands and swim 20 yards and retrieve a ten-pound weight from 12 feet of water in less than one minute and forty seconds.

2013 Spring Eggstravaganza!

Spring EggstravaganzaJoin us Saturday, March 30th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Heritage Park Baseball Fields for games, face painting, inflatables, petting zoo, and the hunting of over 20,000 eggs.  Kids can even visit with the Easter Bunny! Parents, don’t forget your cameras!

Activities will take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Egg hunts are open to children ages 3 to 10 and will take place from 2:15pm to 4:00pm on either the softball (ages 3-6) or baseball (ages 7-10) fields.

Egg hunt times are as follows:

2:15pm Age 3
2:30pm Age 4
2:45pm Age 5
3:00pm Age 6
3:15pm Age 7
3:30pm Age 8
3:45pm Age 9
4:00pm Age 10

 

For more information, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/springeggstravaganza.


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