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Marina Groundbreaking Ceremony

 

top-spot-logoCity officials will break ground on the new Marina and Redeveloped Fairgrounds Park Thursday, July 16.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which takes place at 10a.m. at Fairgrounds Park.  Refreshments will be available to guests.

Construction on the new Marina and Fairgrounds will begin shortly after groundbreaking and the marina is set to open to the public in the fall of 2010. New amenities at the Marina and Redeveloped Fairgrounds Park will include ball fields, an amphitheatre and new recreational facilities.

The proposed marina

The proposed marina

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Fairgrounds Park boat ramp open for Independence Day Celebration

 

parksandrec1The Fairgrounds Park boat ramp will be open to boaters attending the Independence Day Celebration this Friday at McGregor Park.  Boaters may park their vehicles in the parking lot adjoined to the boat ramp and put their boats in the water beginning at 4p.m.  All boaters must remove their vehicles and boats from the Fairgrounds promptly at midnight following the Independence Day event.

The courtesy boat dock at McGregor Park will remain closed to the public during the event.

The Independence Day Celebration begins at 6p.m. Friday, July 3.  Fireworks begin at 9:30p.m.

 


The 2009 Kiwanis Club Rodeo is underway at the Clarksville Fairgrounds

 
The opening ceremony

The opening ceremony

kiwaniskidThe Downtown Kiwanis Club is currently hosting its 25th annual rodeo at the Clarksville, Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The rodeo opened on Friday, June 12th and will continue on Saturday, June 13th at 8pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased at area Wendy’s Restaurants and are $10. If you wait to purchase your tickets at the gate, the cost increases to $15.

Events include calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, and bull riding. There are also various contests, games, and inflatables (provided by Go Play! Party Rentals), for the kids to enjoy. «Read the rest of this article»

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Youth Fishing Rodeo, Saturday at Fairgrounds Park

 

twraThe Youth Fishing Rodeo is a free event at Fairgrounds pond on June 6. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and fishing gets underway at 8a.m. Youth ages 16 and under may fish in the rodeo without a license. Pre-registration forms are available at most sporting goods stores in the area. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. on the day of the event, but pre-registration forms are available at most local sporting good stores. The pond has been stocked with catfish for the event.

Be sure to get to the Fairgrounds early to claim your spot by the pond as it tends to get crowded quickly.  The first round of fishing for ages 9 and under starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00a.m. Ages 10 to 16 get to fish from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Youth are allowed one fishing pole per participant. Parents can assist in baiting, casting or taking the fish off the hook. Bait will be provided at no charge the day of the event while supplies last. Trophies and Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Free food and drinks will be provided.

For more information about the fishing rodeo, please contact TWRA at 1-800-624-7406.

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Doggiepalooza postponed

 

top-spot-logoThe Doggiepalooza event that was scheduled to take place at Fairgrounds Park Bark Park has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation plans to hold the event at the new Heritage Park Bark Park at a later date.  The new date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

The Fairgrounds Park Bark Park will close May 4 to make way for construction of the marina and redeveloped Fairgrounds Park.   A new Bark Park will open at Heritage Park in summer 2009.

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Taxpayers to get first view of Marina Project to be unveiled in public

 

The City of Clarksville will host the public unveiling for the design of the new marina and redeveloped Fairgrounds Park on Thursday, March 26th.  The event will be held at the Riverview Inn (50 College Street) at 6:00p.m.

The public is invited to attend for a first look at the new marina project, set to break ground in July 2009. The preview will feature structures, materials and amenities of the forthcoming addition to Clarksville.

 


Fairground development detailed; water park quashed, pavilion replacement on hold

 

Plans for a municipal waterpark at Fairgrounds Park were quashed yesterday by the city’s Marina Committee, a move that came as no surprise to some  Clarksville residents. The redevelopment of the fairgrounds in to a marina/park has a $32 million price tag, a sum or leveraged debt approved by the Clarksville City Council several months ago.

observation-buildingJJR, the engineering firm contracted to design the “new” fairgrounds park and marina, reported to  the city that the multi- million dollar water park as planned was too large a footprint for the designated area. JJR also presented a preview of what the marina will look like when it opens next year.

Jim Durrett said the city is “not stopping” the water park but rather searching for a new location and conducting a “feasibility study” on whether Clarksville could or would support such a facility. «Read the rest of this article»

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A writer’s calendar in review

 

packing-chute

The past several months have provided a wealth of images and topics to be covered. Local and regional interests have drawn my attention, eye and words to their descriptive influences.

I thought it a fitting action to showcase the ninety or more days of news coverage to give you, our readers, a glimpse at just how much effort goes into bringing you information and news of your world. Not every image presented here will have been previously included in a published news story. Some of these images are background material and some are just for visual impression. Often we see things which are inspirational, if not exactly newsworthy or pertinent to the immediate story. They have to wait for special coverage like this to have their day. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Kiwanis Lone Star Rodeo rides into town

 

Downtown Kiwanis Club and Lone Star Rodeo Tour bring two days of excitement to Fairgrounds Park. 

Wild west Chuck wagon Race at Kiwanis Rodeo

This weekend brought two days of rodeo excitement to Clarksville at the Fairgrounds Park. Friday was the opening night and Wendy’s Restaurants sponsored it’s Kids Night at the Rodeo.

Kiwanis Rodeo Chairman Glenn Childers

Kiwanis Chairman Glenn Childers

Glenn Childers, 2008 Downtown Kiwanis Club Chair, gave a brief rundown of this year’s rodeo, adding that the Kiwanis Club, with its 128 members, are proud that this was their 24th year bringing the rodeo to the Clarksville community. This rodeo was a very family-oriented and family-friendly happening, with the proceeds the Downtown Kiwanis Club raise dedicated to aid children and youth programs.

The pageantry of rodeo is colorful, dramatic, patriotic and exciting. Mark North, rodeo announcer, does an excellent job of informing the crowd of what is going on in the arena and encouraging everyone’s participation and appreciation for the athletes’ performances on display, both human and animal. Livestock takes on an entirely new meaning when 3,000 pounds of bucking steer animal is in your face ! «Read the rest of this article»

 

Park pond to close for Youth Fishing Rodeo

 

In order to provide a fun experience for participants in the Eighth Annual TWRA and City of Clarksville Youth Fishing Rodeo on June 7, we ask that the public refrain from fishing at the pond at Fairgrounds Park beginning Monday, June 2 at 6 a.m. through June 7.

The Youth Fishing Rodeo is a free event coordinated at Fairgrounds pond on June 7. Children up to age 16 may fish in the rodeo without a license. Pre-registration forms are available at most sporting goods stores in the area. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. the day of the event. The pond gets crowded quick so come early to claim your spot. The first round of fishing starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. for ages 9 and under. Ages 10 to 16 get to fish from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. You are allowed one fishing pole per participant. Parents can assist in baiting, casting, or taking the fish off the hook. Bait and goodie bags will be provided at no charge the day of the event, while supplies last. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

For more information about the fishing rodeo, please contact TWRA at 1-800-624-7406.

 


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