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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 22nd, 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: Movies in the Park features ‘Wizard of Oz’, Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park and Adaptive Yoga to start in July.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to open Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park (photo courtesy city of Clarksville)

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to open Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park (photo courtesy city of Clarksville)

Movies in the Park features ‘Wizard of Oz’

Movies in the Park, the City’s free, outdoor movie series, continues Saturday, June 28th, at Heritage Park, 1241 Peachers Mill Road, Clarksville. ‘Wizard of Oz,’ rated G, and brought to you by Realtor, Thryce Lindsey, will be shown at approximately 8:30pm (dependent on sunset).

The Wizard of OzActivities begin at 7:30pm and include face painting, a costume contest, and badminton with Clarksville Parks and Recreation. Movie-goers should be sure to dress as their favorite character to participate in the costume contest!

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. Like us on Facebook for inside information on the pre-show activities, weather updates, and other event news and photos.

Special thanks to our season sponsors: Clarksville Family Magazine, The Leaf-Chronicle, Miller-Motte Technical College, and the Clarksville Area YMCA.

Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park to open June 28th

The City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to the Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park on Saturday, June 28th to celebrate the official grand opening of the newly constructed mountain biking trail park.

A ribbon cutting ceremony with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and special guest speakers will be held at 10:00am at the Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park, located on Ford Street.

The ceremony will be followed by a group mountain bike ride highlighting the new trail. The trail will be open for others as well. The Bicycle Center and Riverside Bike Shop will be on hand to offer bike maintenance, safety features, instructions, and gear for sale.

At this time, the new park consists of a 2.2-mile, advanced-level trail loop designed for experienced mountain bikers. The park’s maintenance staff, local COGS, IMBA/SORBA as well as volunteers contributed to the year-long project.

The 2.2 miles is only the beginning as eventually the Park will have miles of trail designated for advanced, intermediate, and novice riders. It is anticipated that another ¾-miles will be open by mid to late August, as trail development continues weekly.

All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. Those interested in riding are asked to bring their own equipment, as there will be only limited equipment available on a first come, first serve basis.

Adaptive Yoga to start in July

Adaptive Yoga stars in July at the Burt Cobb Community Center.Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the launch of a new program! Beginning Thursday July 10th, The Burt-Cobb Community Center will host Adaptive Yoga. Adaptive Yoga is a beginner yoga class for those members of the community with cognitive disabilities.

Classes are offered every Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, beginning July 10th, 2014 through August 14th, 2014. Instructed by Radiant Yoga’s very own Trish Nagy, participants will learn useful relaxation and calming techniques. Adaptive Yoga is also an excellent way to improve fitness levels with gentle progression.

Aids are welcome to participate. Yoga mats are limited; please bring your own if possible. Adaptive Yoga is free and open to all age groups!

Pre-Registration is required and can be found at recpro.cityofclarksville.com


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