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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 18th, 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: Clarksville Parks and Recreation to open its largest Splash Pad, Fort Defiance Interpretive Center adds second session to its popular Civil War Summer Camp, and Movies in the Park features ‘Turbo’.

Clarksville's Edith Pettus Park Splash Pad

Clarksville’s Edith Pettus Park Splash Pad

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to open its largest Splash Pad!

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the grand opening of the brand new Splash Pad at Edith Pettus Park, located at 345 Farris Drive. The Splash Pad Grand Opening will take place Friday, May 23rd at 1:00pm at the park and will include refreshments and demonstrations of the Splash Pad features; the community is welcome to attend.

This will be the third splash pad to open for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. The Edith Pettus Park Splash Pad will be the largest splash pad to date for the department, currently operating splash pads at Dixon and Lettie Kendall Parks.

The new splash pad boasts six water features including “misting rings,” “bucket dumps,” as well as in-ground jets.  The area surrounding the splash pad will feature a grassy picnic area with picnic tables.

Edith Pettus Park is open daily from dawn until dusk, but the splash pad will operate from 10:00am until 7:00pm this summer.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center adds second session to its popular Civil War Summer Camp

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for youth in the 5th and 6th grades. The Camp was so popular in its first year that a second one-week session has been added to allow for more kids to participate!

The Civil War Summer Camp, instructed by Karel Biggs, will focus on the American Civil War. Students will learn more about the people, events, vocabulary, songs, food, drills, clothing and flags associated with the War.

The camp will be offered in two sessions, the first from Monday, June 2nd to Friday, June 6th, and the second from Monday, June 9th to Friday, June 13th. Each session will take place from 8;00am to noon at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

The cost of the camp is $50.00 per student. Pre-registration is required and available through May 31st at Fort Defiance, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com .  Sessions are limited to 12 participants each.

Movies in the Park features ‘Turbo’

Movies in the Park, the City’s free, outdoor movie series, has kicked off its ninth season! The series continues Saturday, May 24th, at Heritage Park, 1241 Peachers Mill Road, Clarksville. ‘Turbo,’ rated PG, will be shown at approximately 8:15pm (dependent on sunset).

Activities begin at 7:15pm and include hula instruction from the Hawaiian Civic Club and a faux ‘Drive-in’: Movie-goers are encouraged to bring a cardboard box big enough to sit in. Clarksville Parks and Recreation will supply all the needed craft supplies to turn your box into a car.

The first 500 attendees get a free checkered flag!

Admission is free. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs, as well as your appetite, since food vendors will be on-site. Arrive early to get a good seat and to participate in our pre-movie activities. Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed.

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