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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse of activities and events available  for them to enjoy together as a family. This week’s highlights include:

  • Clarksville, TNMovies in the Park
  • Senior Games
  • Kids on Crafts
  • Pools
  • Downtown Market
  • Softball Leagues

Famous American writer Edwin Way Teale once said, “The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”  At Parks and Recreation, we couldn’t agree more. May has a way of drawing us out of our shells to enjoy the outdoors, as well as bringing the joy of knowing summer is right around the corner. It is our hope that you will join us as we take pleasure in the final week of this beautiful month.

Movies in the Park

Our first Movies in the Park event on May 30 is the perfect opportunity to frolic in spring’s nighttime air.   Events will begin at Heritage Park Soccer Field at 6p.m. with the movie beginning shortly after dark.  Bring picnic baskets, friends and a blanket for this night under the stars.  The first movie this season will take you on a wild ride to the center of the earth in this 3D version of the movie.  And of course, the 3D glasses will be provided.  Any guesses?  Join us to find out.  We promise you will not be disappointed!

Senior Games

Local seniors were fortunate enough to have that lovely May weather this past week during Clarksville Senior Games.  Seniors competed all over town in events such as horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf, basketball free throw, badminton, bowling, miniature golf and table tennis.  They finished out the week with a closing ceremony followed by a dinner and dance.

We want to congratulate all of this year’s winners and medal recipients.  We cannot wait to see you next year!  Parks and Recreation also plans to offer classes and events for seniors throughout the year.  So, stay tuned.

Kids on Crafts Spring Art Show

We would like to send a special thank to everyone who stopped by the Kids on Crafts Spring Art Show Friday to view the artwork these students have created this season.  Also, congratulations to the winners!  We hope to see everyone again when the program resumes in October.

Pools

img_4872As kids, we all looked forward to schools ending in and May.  Filled with anticipation, we could hardly wait for summer to begin… and the local pool to open.

Don’t let your children miss out on that same excitement.  Purchase your pool passes now, and get ready for city pools to open their doors on May 30.  Pool passes will be available at all three of the community centers until June 6 and at the Parks and Recreation Office all summer.

Downtown Market

The City of Clarksville’s first Downtown Market is still looking for vendors wishing to sell their homemade or homegrown items.  The Downtown Market is set to kick off on June 6 and will continue to take place every Saturday from 8a.m.-1p.m. on Public Square.

Items such as fresh cut flowers, potted plants, homegrown produce, art, handmade crafts and other goods can be sold at the market.

If you would like to participate as a vendor, please visit our website www.cityofclarksville.com.  You will find a printable copy of the market guidelines and a vendor application.  Fill it out and return it to the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office.  Approved vendors can reserve 10 ft. by 10 ft. booths at no cost. Larger booths are available at a nominal fee. Vendors from outside Clarksville are also invited to participate.  For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 645-7476.

Softball Leagues

Coaches for the Tuesday night church league softball and Thursday night women’s league softball teams may pick up their coaches’ packets at the Parks and Recreation office (104 Public Square) on May 29.  The church league games begin June 9, and women’s league begins June 4. 

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report and Parks Department press releases is written by Candice Tillman,  the Supervisor of Marketing & Public Relations for the City of Clarksville Department of Parks & Recreation.
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