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Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2nd annual Rally on the Cumberland was a big success

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation held the second annual rally on the Cumberland on Saturday. This canoe and kayak event is a five-mile course which starts at the Clarksville Conservation Club boat dock and ends at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

“It’s a beautiful day! We’re very happy with the turnout this year,” said Melissa Adkins, the program superintendent for the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation. “We have 33 boats with a total of 39 participants who are taking part in the second annual Rally on the Cumberland.”

The second annual Rally on the Cumberland  is underway

The second annual Rally on the Cumberland is underway

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2014 Riverfest Headliner announced at City of Clarksville’s July 3rd Independence Day Celebration

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – At the City of Clarksville’s July 3rd Independence Day celebration Mayor Kim McMillan gave the surprise announcement that the headliner for the 2014 Riverfest celebration would be country music superstar Tracy Lawrence.

Easily one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums.

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City of Clarksville opens North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville cut the ribbon on the North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park during a short ceremony on Saturday.

The new park consists of a 2.2-mile, advanced-level trail loop designed for experienced mountain bikers. 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.

Mark Tummons, the Director of the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation took a few minutes to speak with Clarksville Online about the new trails after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ribbon was cut by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Department of Parks And Recreation Director Mark Tummons, City Councilman Gino Grubbs, Drew Sanford who led the construction, along with members of the COGS Mountain Bike Club who provided volunteer manpower.

The ribbon was cut by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Department of Parks And Recreation Director Mark Tummons, City Councilman Gino Grubbs, Drew Sanford who led the construction, along with members of the COGS Mountain Bike Club who provided volunteer manpower.

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Youth DreamChaser’s Olympics

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – May 31st, 2014 marked the conclusion of the 2013 – 2014 DreamChasers Program with a Youth Olympics competition between the 4 mentoring sites. This after school program is in its 2nd year and is a partnership between Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the LEAP Organization.

The purpose of this event was to unite youth enrolled in DreamChasers at the LEAP Plaza, Burt Cobb, Kleeman, and Crow Community Centers to participate in a competition that fostered team work and health/wellness while developing pride in their community. The games that the youth competed in were the Water Balloon Relay, Fitness Challenge, Basketball Shoot Out, Scooter Relay, and Rock Wall Climb Relay with the Crow Community Center under the leadership of Site Lead Jacqueline Irons winning 3 of the events to take home 1st Place.

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Clarksville Downtown Market provides fresh produce, handcrafted items to Clarksville residents

 
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Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Downtown Market opened last week to a spectacular reception. The market has been getting bigger and bigger every year since it was founded 6 years ago. It is a one-stop shop for produce, baked goods, as well as an incredible selection of arts and crafts.

“We’ve got 19 new vendors this year,” said Matthew Nixon, an event planning specialist, and the Downtown Market Manager for the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation when he was asked what’s new at the market this year. “We’re doing kids crafts every Saturday now. We got four food trucks which were very proud of. So we’ve got a little bit of new things here and there, and if you look around we have grown a little bit since last year.”

The lower section of the Downtown Market in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.

The lower section of the Downtown Market in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.

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City of Clarksville held 36th Annual Queen City Road Race on Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Saturday the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation held their 36th Annual Queen City Road Race on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

“The Queen City Road Race was first ran 36 years and is intended to get people out and about, it encourages fitness, and helps to get and keep the participants healthy,” said Queen City Road Race Director Tina Boysha.

Clarksville Resident Terry Tobin as she crossed the finish line at the 2014 Queen City Road Race

Clarksville Resident Terry Tobin as she crossed the finish line at the 2014 Queen City Road Race

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Clarksville held 5th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park on Saturday

 

Spring EggstravaganzaClarksville, TN – On Saturday the city of Clarksville held their 5th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park. Thousands of Clarksville’s children came out to enjoy the Easter one day early. The event featured over 20,000 Easter eggs spread out over eight different egg hunting sessions on the City of Clarksville’s baseball fields.

“This is our fifth year having the Spring Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park. We have over 20,000 eggs, inflatable’s, petting zoo, and a visit by the Easter Bunny of course. We’re looking to have a great time today,” said Matthew Dixon, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

Children gather eggs at the City of Clarksville 2014 Spring Eggstravaganza

Children gather eggs at the City of Clarksville 2014 Spring Eggstravaganza

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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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