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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 30th, 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: Adopt-a-Plots Available, Free Sports Tournaments, Independence Day Celebration, Independence Day Closures, and Youth Co-Ed Flag Football.

Celebrate Independence Day at Clarksville's Liberty Park July 3rd

Celebrate Independence Day at Clarksville’s Liberty Park July 3rd

Adopt-a-Plots Available

Have you ever driven down the road and wondered how to sign up for one of the plots of land along the road? Many “Adopt-a-Plots” are open to adopt by any group, family, organization or individual!

Caring for an Adopt-a-Plot is easy! Adoptees must submit a signed contract, species list and design to the City Forester and are responsible for the weekly maintenance and purchase of supplies. The City Forester can provide mulch as available and any training or assistance needed.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will provide a sign for the plot to show everyone who has adopted that particular area.

Free Sports Tournaments

Mayor's Summer Night LightsGet out on the court and show us what you’ve got! Free 5-on-5 basketball and 7-on-7 flag football tournaments will be held as part of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program!

These sports tournaments are open to ages 11-14, 15-17, and 18 and up. Those wanting to play must be at the location no later than 5:45pm to sign up.

Free food and drinks will be provided!

Basketball tournaments will be held at Bel-Aire Park, Summit Heights and the Kleeman Center.

The schedule of basketball is as follows:

  • Kleeman Center – July 1st
  • Summit Heights – July 2nd
  • Bel-Aire Park – July 8th
  • Kleeman Center – July 15th
  • Summit Heights – July 17th
  • Bel-Aire Park – July 22nd
  • Kleeman Center – July 29th
  • Summit Heights – July 31st
  • Bel-Aire Park – August 5th

Flag football tournaments will be held at Pettus Park on:

  • July 10th
  • July 24th
  • August 7th

Independence Day Celebration

Fireworks explode over Clarksville on July 3rdWe’re celebrating our nation’s freedom with the 6th annual Independence Day Celebration at a new location!  Join us on Wednesday, July 3rd, at Liberty Park for food, fun and entertainment for the entire family.  Performances by local bands Brio and The Beagles begin at 6:00pm followed by the city’s largest fireworks display starting at 9:30pm!

Guests are encouraged to park at the 7-acre grass area adjacent to the park, or at the old Josten’s building, located at 1312 Hwy 48/13. Clarksville Transit System will provide free rides to and from the parking areas beginning at 4:00pm with the last bus departing from Liberty Park at 10:30pm.

Independence Day Closures

In observance of Independence Day, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office, our three community centers and all Summer Youth Program sites will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. All five City pools will remain open.

Youth Co-Ed Flag Football

Youth Co-Ed Flag FootballA flag football clinic will be held for youth ages 5 to 17 at Northeast High School from 8:00am to noon, on July 13th.

Costs $25.00 and includes a shirt, lunch and water bottle. Clinic participants are eligible to receive $5.00 off of registration for the Youth Flag Football League set to begin later this summer. Registration for the Youth Flag Football league will take place through July 19th.

Pre-registration can be completed online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com or at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office.


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