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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 5th, 2014


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: 2014 Queen City Road Race Art Contest, Swim Lessons, Olympic Archery and Community Centers to close temporarily.

2014 Queen City Road Race Art Contest

2014 Queen City Road Race Art Contest

2014 Queen City Road Race Art Contest

The Queen City Road Race Art Contest is underway for students in grades 1st through 5th. Two semi-finalists from each participating school will be selected and awarded an art kit and certificate. Among those semi-finalists will be the top three finalists who will also win a Subway party for their art class. As well as those prizes, the first place winning artist will win a framed poster of their artwork, an official race t-shirt featuring their artwork and $100.00 for their art class.

Artwork may be done in any medium although there is a 5 color use maximum. Simple designs are encouraged, and copyrighted material will not be accepted. Lastly, art must be on 8 1/2×11 paper or canvas; no construction paper. All completed artwork must be submitted to the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department no later than 4:30pm on January 10th. Art teachers may arrange for pick-ups at schools no later than January 10th.

The Queen City Road Race, sponsored by Cumberland Bank and Trust, will take place Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00am The event will include a 5k, 7k, and One Mile Movement.

Swim Lessons

Looking for swim lessons? The Indoor Aquatic Center offers six comprehensive course levels, Mommy & Me, Pre-school, and Adaptive sessions- for those with mental or physical disabilities! Lessons are available to teach you, your child or other family members how to swim safely and with skill.

Classes are held weekdays and times vary according to class level. Cost is $15.00 per two-week session with the purchase of a pool pass or $35.00 without. Visit for session dates and to register online.

Olympic Archery

In this one of a kind class youth, ages 10-18, are taught a strong foundation in Olympic Style Archery that will prepare them for a lifelong love of the sport. While learning on recurve bows participants will prepare for competition.

This 8-week course kicks off Monday, January 20th at the Kleeman Community Center. Participants will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Cost is $45.00 with a Center ID. Recurve bows are provided to all participants.

Community Centers to close temporarily

Clarksville Parks and Recreation would like to remind citizens that our community centers will be closing temporarily to conduct their annual maintenance period.

The Burt-Cobb Center, located at 1101 Franklin Street, will be closed January 6th-19th and the Kleeman Center, located at, 166 Cunningham Lane will be closed February 10th-23rd. Both centers will return to their normal operating hours the Monday following their annual maintenance period.

Each Center will be receiving upgrades to their gym floors. Be sure to check out the completed project once each center reopens! Community Center IDs are valid at all three community centers, so feel free to stop by the other two centers during annual maintenance times.

For more details on this or other community center activities, please contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476.

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