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Start the new year with Parks and Recreation fitness programs

Dnews PodfitnessMake your New Year’s Resolution to stop in at one of our community centers to get back into shape for the spring.  Our community centers are equipped with weight rooms, treadmills and stationary bikes for all of your fitness needs.  And now that we have ushered the New Year in, it’s time to get back to our regular schedules at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department.

The Community Centers will be back on their winter hour schedules starting Tuesday, January 6th.  All classes and regular programming will also resume their regular time slots starting Tuesday.  If you forgot what our winter hours are and what classes are being offered, go to www.cityofclarksville.com/parksandrec and click on the fall and winter Recreation Guide for complete details on each individual community center. You can also pick up a hard copy of the Recreation Guide at our main office at 104 Public Square.


Youth Hula classes will start back Monday starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Crow Community Center at 211 Richview Road.  This class is for ages 6 to 10 and new registrations are welcomed.   The beginner’s Adult Hula class will follow at 5:00 p.m. and go until 5:45 p.m. The advance classes start at 6:00 p.m.  All Hula classes are free with an annual $5.00 center ID card.

The Crow Center’s Youth Indoor Soccer will begin on January 10th. The cost is $25 for eight weeks with the purchase of a $5.00 center ID card.

Youth Indoor Soccer times will include ages 4 starting at 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; ages 5 to 6 from 10:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; ages 7 through 9 to meet at 11:45 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.; and ages 10 through 12 will meet from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.  For more information on the Youth Indoor Soccer program, call the Crow Center at 931-647-3071.

The after school full court Youth Basketball for ages 12-16 will be on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Burt-Cobb Community Center at 1011 Franklin Street.  The staff will assist in the games and officiating.  Students will be placed on teams each week.  This is an excellent time for youths to get back into shape and in the groove for staying active.

The Kids on Crafts after school group will meet from 3:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6th and Thursday, January 8th at the Kleeman Community Center at 166 Cunningham Lane to get ready for the art show on Saturday, January 17th.

Art enthusiasts can mark your calendars for January 17th at the Burt-Cobb Community Center for the first annual Kids on Crafts Winter Art Show.  This will be a great opportunity to see what our after school youths have created during the past season.  The public viewing will start at 12 noon with award announcements starting at 12:30 p.m. Any student who participated in the fall Kids on Crafts after school program is invited to bring their family members and show off their creative work.  The event is free and refreshments will be served.

The Winter Gym program at Byrns-Darden Elementary School will be back open from the holidays starting Tuesday, January 6th for the rest of the winter season.   The gym will be open on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. each evening. You must be 13 years or older to use the facility however children under 13 years are welcome with adult supervision. Those interested in participating in open basketball should use the entrance on Peacher’s Mill Road to access the gym each night.

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