Topic: Parks and Recreation
Nominations are Open for Governor’s 2011 Environmental Stewardship Awards
“Tennesseans continue to make great strides in protecting our environment, taking care of our air, land and water through innovation and hard work,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “I am pleased to support a program that recognizes leadership that affects the environment and often, the bottom line.” «Read the rest of this article»
By Councilman Bill Summers
The council met in another marathon round. A number of changes that added and deleted budget items took place, and while I don’t have the final exact numbers, we kept our 20% reserve with around a half-million plus.
I tried to take good notes for you, but I may have missed an item or two. Here is what was accomplished: «Read the rest of this article»
For several years the condition of this Park originally funded through a grant for the low-income area has been overlooked for repairs. The city owns and is responsible for this park, but has failed to upkeep the proper lighting, ball field and pool. The residents haven’t had full access to this park in over 4 years.
I have noticed that several other parks in poor condition receiving preventative maintenance measures such as lighting in amounts of of $80,000 to $125,000 have been allocated funds for improvements in this budget. I have supported the Heritage park improvements in my Ward and also some others in other Wards. I agree that parks are about a good quality of life for our citizens but I am confused as to why we never consider fixing this particular park after several request to do so?
The responses I have received are as follows;
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:
As a tax paying resident of the city of Clarksville, I want to express my outrage that the city is trying to deny responsible pet owners and their leashed dogs their right to utilize public city parks and recreation areas. It is appalling that “doggie deposits” left by irresponsible pet owners at the Riverwalk, could result in responsible pet owners and their pets being banned.
I am referring to ORDINANCE 97-2008-09, which passed first reading by the city council at the June 4th meeting. This ordinance would give the city Parks & Recreation Department the authority to ban dogs at any city park or recreation area, for reasons of “protection of public health, welfare, or safety, or for aesthetic reasons.” Fortunately, as an ordinance, it must pass two readings before it becomes law.
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation office (104 Public Square) will be open extended hours to the public this weekend. Pool passes may be purchased at this time. The office will be open from 10a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, May 30 and noon to 3p.m. on Sunday, May 31 noon to 3p.m.
Pool passes will be available at the Parks and Recreation office during regular operating hours, as well. Office hours are weekdays 8a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Pool passes may also be purchased at any three of the Clarksville community centers through Saturday, June 6. For community center hours and other information about Clarksville Parks and Recreation visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parksandrec.
The River District Commission will meet on march 25 at the Mayor’s Conference room in City Hall at 4 p.m. to hear the following agenda:
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ANNOUNCE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE (VERIFY QUORUM)
III. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: January 28th, February 4th, February 25th «Read the rest of this article»
“The final days for pools are upon us this week. The pools will officially close for the summer season on August 3.” As the August heat — those unbearable ‘dog days’ – descend, the pools close up and our children head back to school. Insanity. The calendar runs summer through September 23rd. «Read the rest of this article»
The Summer Youth Program 2008 ended with a bang on Friday, July 18th at Burt Cobb Community Center. Parents enjoyed a program that included karate and dance demonstrations and games and prizes. Appreciation awards were handed out to program sites from Summer Lunch Supervisor, Cathy Perrone. Over all attendance for the entire 6 week program was 20,206 youths.
The Parks After Dark Series will be featuring the admission free Movies in the Park on Saturday, July 26th at Heritage Park. The Kid’s Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk around 8:30 p.m. The movie is about three children who move into Spiderwick Estates with their mother and are pulled into a world of faeries and other creatures. «Read the rest of this article»
The Clarksville Park Rangers will be hosting Park Watch meetings tonight at Ashton Park from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and a combined meeting of Bel-Aire and Dalewood Parks will be at Bel-Aire Park starting at 7:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
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