Serenity lies within a tucked away park on Needmore Road between 101st Parkway and Tiny Town Road. Billy Dunlop Park brings us a manicured, lush green lawn bordered with old growth trees and the gentle rolling West Fork of the Red River. Every time we’ve been here we see how well this park is maintained, including a new addition to the park: a walking bridge across the river.
Boy Scout Troop 569 spent the night here in tents and wake to a campfire, clear blue sky and cool spring temperatures. Cub Master Terry Guertin and Weblo Leader and Committee Chairman Juli Paulin gathered the troop together for a picture for ClarksvilleOnLine [below]. Juli told me that the bridge over the river was used for “cross over” ceremonies the evening before. Cross-over ceremonies are held as the troops reach new accomplishments; part of the ceremony is that they not only share their memories but also anticipate what they will accomplish in the future. Across the park, Cub Scout Troop 503 also spent the night.
Boy Scout Troop 509 camps at Billy Dunlop Park
On this early Saturday morning David and Randall Boen [below] come to collect and test water samples for the Four Rivers Watershed Watch.
This park has a huge Pavilion that can be rented for weddings, parties or scouts. It has restrooms, playground areas and picnic tables. Fishing happens here but be advised of no swimming (snakes in the waters).
Cub Scout Pack 503 camping out
For more information on water testing, refer to http://kywater.org/watch/default.htm.
Photos by Debbie Boen