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Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation holds third annual Wettest Egg Hunt at Indoor Aquatic Center

 

Indoor Aquatic Center - New ProvidenceClarksville, TN – The Indoor Aquatic Center once again played host to one of the most popular Easter events in Clarksville, The Wettest Egg Hunts. On Saturday, April 12th, thousands of brightly colored eggs were put into the swimming and wading pools, to await the hundreds of children who would plunge in to seek out a variety of prizes.

Many of the eggs floated, but some were weighted causing them to sink to the bottom of the pool.

Children gather eggs from the Pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the Wettest Egg Hunt on Saturday

Children gather eggs from the Pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the Wettest Egg Hunt on Saturday

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Clarksville’s Indoor Aquatic Center’s New Year Splash was a Success

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Across Clarksville last night Clarksvillians gathered together to say goodbye to 2013 and to welcome in the New Year with style.

At the City of Clarksville’s Indoor Aquatic Center families gathered to celebrate with an old fashioned pool party.  The New Years Splash featured  music, refreshments and free access to “The Aqua Run” wibit, “The Aqua Climb” climbing wall, as well as a new, inflatable waterslide. While I was there, the kids were clearly having a blast.

The Indoor Aquatic Center on New Years Eve

The Indoor Aquatic Center on New Years Eve

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City of Clarksville lights official Christmas Tree

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Saturday the City of Clarksville held the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on public square. Normally the lighting is held in conjunction with the city’s Christmas parade, however with inclement weather forcing the cancellation of the Christmas parade, that was not possible this year.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan officiated short ceremony before lighting the city’s tree with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Lighting of the City of Clarksville's Christmas Tree

The Lighting of the City of Clarksville’s Christmas Tree

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Celebrate Christmas with the City of Clarksville by visiting Christmas on the Cumberland

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville kicked off Christmas on the Cumberland, a Holiday Tradition unique to Clarksville-Montgomery County.  The display lights up McGregor Park in historic Downtown Clarksville, and features over one million lights. New  for this year includes trees wrapped in brilliant blue lights for an eye catching sight.

Christmas on the Cumberland will be open nightly from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays through January 4th, 2014. Admission to the event is free.

The lighting of the 2013 Christmas on the Cumberland Display

The lighting of the 2013 Christmas on the Cumberland Display

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City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Several of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Main Office, located at 104 Public Square, the Indoor Aquatic Center as well as the Kleeman, Crow and Burt-Cobb community centers will be closed in observance of the holiday but will return to normal operating hours after Friday. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Seeking Citizens Ideas for Burchwood Park

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation Department will conduct a Neighborhood Input Workshop on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30pm regarding the future of Burchwood Park.

Burchwood Park is a mini-park located at 2608 Burch Street just off of Fort Campbell Boulevard in North Clarksville and is a park in transition and ready for upgrades. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Clarksville’s 7th Annual US Bank Riverfest Regatta registration going on now

 

Cardboard, and Bottle Boat Races

Clarksville's Riverfest 2013Clarksville, TN – The Riverfest Regatta, sponsored by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 7th, will be made of cardboard, a few other approved materials and this year, plastic bottles! Not only will teams be racing for bragging rights, but trophies will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in each division.

Don’t miss the spectacle! Everyone is invited to watch as groups attempt to paddle their cardboard or plastic bottle boats to the finish line on the Cumberland River at 10:00am Saturday, September 7th, at McGregor Park’s courtesy boat dock.

The 2012 Riverfest Regatta

The 2012 Riverfest Regatta

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Doggie Palooza was a great time for pets and their owners

 

Doggie PaloozaClarksville, TN – This weekend was the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation’s sixth year doing Doggie Palooza, a celebration of all things dog!

The event is held each year At Heritage Park’s Bark Park, and features a day full of demonstrations, contests, prizes, and much more! But more importantly it is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to socialize with other dogs and their owners.

Pets and their owners at Doggie Palooza

Pets and their owners at Doggie Palooza

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Clarksville Youth Fishing Rodeo a big hit with the Kids

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in partnership with the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation, Grandpa’s, Walmart, Boyles Bait, First Baptist Church, and Yellow Creek Baptist Church worked together to give the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing in Liberty Park on Saturday.

The annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is held on the second Saturday in June to coincides with Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day and 16 and under Free Fishing Week. “This is the 12th year that we’ve joined together with the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation, and all of our sponsors to bring the outdoors to young kids who may be fishing for the very first time,” said Montgomery County Wildlife Officer Dale Grandstaff. This year, there were 380 kids gathered around the fishing pond at Liberty Park to have a great time in the great outdoors!

The 2013 TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park

The 2013 TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park

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2013 Queen City Road Race was a test of the Runner’s Endurance

 

35th Annual Queen City Road RaceClarksville, TN – On Saturday the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation held their 35th Annual Queen City Road Race on the campus of Austin Peay State University, late yesterday they released the results of the races.

It was a rainy, cold, miserable of a day for running but that didn’t stop the 1,650 Racers who turned out to challenge themselves by running in the race.

“It’s absolutely awesome. It’s amazing to me that 1,650 people would come out and brave the elements and participate want to run and walk and just get out be physically active! There’s a lot of smiling faces and it’s been a wonderful day, even despite the rain,” said Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation Director Mark Tummons, as we stood together at the finish line.

The start of the 2013 Queen City Road Race 5k race.

The start of the 2013 Queen City Road Race 5k race.

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