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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 23rd, 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: “Wettest Egg Hunts”, Youth Recreation Leagues, and the 50+ Olympics.

Lifeguards keeping the kids safe in the pool during the City of Clarksville's Wettest Egg Hunt last year.

Lifeguards keeping the kids safe in the pool during the City of Clarksville’s Wettest Egg Hunt last year.

Pre-register now for the “Wettest Egg Hunts”

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

On Saturday, April 12th, 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 until noon.  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 for the day will be as follows:

10:00am: Ages 1-2 (23 remaining spots), Ages 5-11 (71 remaining spots)
11:00am: Ages 3-4 (22 remaining spots), Ages 12 and older  (73 remaining spots)
1:00pm: Ages 1-2 (1 remaining spot), Ages 5-8 (3 remaining spots)
2:00pm: Ages 3-4 (registration full), Ages 9-12 (40 remaining spots)
3:00pm-4:45pm: Open Swim
5:15pm: Ages 1-2 (11 remaining spots), Ages 5-8 (59 remaining spots)
6:15pm: Ages 3-4 (10 remaining spots),  Ages 9-12 (61 remaining spots)

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

Deadline to register for Youth Recreation Leagues is March 28th

You can register your child online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com, at any of our community centers or at the Main office now through March 28. The baseball, softball, and t-ball league is open to youth ages 5 to 14.

Once again, Blastball® will be offered for the 3 and 4 year olds. This fun alternative to traditional t-ball uses a “honking” base to entertain younger players- adding excitement to the game. It concentrates on developing a child’s running, hitting, catching, fielding, and throwing skills.

The cost to play is $40.00 per child and includes a team shirt, hat, and medal.

Registration for Clarksville’s 50+ Olympics kicks off March 24th

Adults at least 50-years-old can register beginning Monday, March 24th, 2014 through Monday, May 5, 2014 for Clarksville’s 50-Plus Olympics.  This year’s events will be held May 13th-17th at various locations around Clarksville.

Competitors will face off for bragging rights, as well as medals in 20 challenging events, which include shuffleboard, tennis, track, bowling, basketball free throw, pickle ball and indoor swimming events.

An opening reception at The Pinnacle Bowling Center will kick off the games at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 13th. The closing dinner and awards ceremony will feature a sophisticated, Oscar theme and will be held at 5:30pm on Saturday, May 17th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park.

Participants who register on or before April 25th qualify for the Early Bird Rate of $20.00.  Cost to register April 26th through May 5th is $25.00.  Registration fee includes complimentary event t-shirt and dinner ticket.

Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation office at 102 Public Square or any of our three community centers. A printable version of the registration form can be found online at www.cityofclarksville.com/50plusolympics .


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