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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 19th, 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:

  • Civil War Medical Display
  • Zumba
  • Doggie Palooza
  • March to the Past
  • Civil War Summer Camp
  • Summer Youth Program
Get your Summer Pool Passes at Clarksville Parks and Recreation

Get your Summer Pool Passes at Clarksville Parks and Recreation

Civil War Medical Display

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a Civil War Medical display on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The exhibit features presentations by Mark Britton and includes a collection of medical items used during the 19th century to include necessary tools for blood-letting, various surgical procedures and preparation of period medicinal products. The display includes information regarding use of indigenous herbs used in medical practices, based upon the book “Resources in Southern Fields and Forests,” by Dr. Francis Peyre Porcher of the Confederate States of America Surgeon General’s Office.

Zumba Returns to the Crow Center

Ditch the workout and join the Zumba fitness party at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road! Crow will once again offer Zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning May 29.

Doggie Palooza

Are you excited for the upcoming 6th Annual Doggie Palooza? This free event will take place June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Heritage Park Bark Park. Bring your 4-legged family members for a day full of demonstrations, contests, prizes and more! Booth space is available for dog-related businesses. For more information contact Paula Harrington at 645-7476.

March to the Past

The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of Fort Defiance will host the “March to the Past” event on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street.

This event will feature living history demonstrations such as infantry drills, Civil War medicine and clothing, rolling rifle cartridges, quilting and games for children. There will also be cannon firing demonstrations at the Fort.

Civil War Summer Camp

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host the City’s first Civil War Summer Camp for 5th and 6th graders. Students will learn about the people, events, vocabulary, songs, food, drills, clothing and flags associated with the War.

Civil War Summer Camp will be June 17 through 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center. Cost to participate is $50 per student. Pre-registration is required and available through June 1 at For Defiance, the Parks & Recreation Main Office or online at Classes are limited to 12 participants so sign up today!

Summer Youth Program

The 2013 Summer Youth Program will begin June 3 with the opening of 15 program sites, including three sites just for teens, and will end July 12. This year’s theme is “It’s a Jungle Out There!”

Summer Youth Program is a six-week day camp-type program offered each summer to youths, ages 6-16. Gyms at various locations are staffed with directors and assistants, who will help with activities and provide free, instructional classes such as gymnastics and karate.

Registration for Community Center sites begins May 28 at 9 a.m. Registration for school sites will begin May 31 at 9 a.m.


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