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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

Posted By Parks and Recreation On Monday, July 6, 2009 @ 5:54 pm In Arts and Leisure | No Comments

parksandrec1The 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:

  • Downtown Market
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Movies in the Park
  • Independence Day Celebration
  • Riverfest Regatta Race
Independence Day [1]

The city of Clarksville's Independence Day Celebration

Downtown Market

Niki Crowe the manager of the New Downtown Market invites you to come and pay them a visit!

Niki Crowe the manager of the New Downtown Market invites you to come and pay them a visit!

The Downtown Market and Boy Scouts of America are continuing their support of The Fisher House this coming Saturday.  Boy Scouts of America will be joining us again to collect donations for the organization.  The Fisher House is place where families of wounded service members can stay while their loved one is undergoing prolonged treatment and recovery at the Veteran Affairs Hospital.

Donations in the form of canned goods, boxed food and monetary donations will be accepted.  This is an excellent way to show your patriotism and appreciation for our soldiers and their families even after the Independence Day holiday.

Just like weekends past, the Downtown Market will offer a variety of locally produced items.  Nursery stock, fresh produce, homemade crafts and baked goods are just a few items that will be available at the market this weekend.   The market continues growing, and we would like to thank the Clarksville community for making it such a success.

Summer Youth Starts Winding Down

A young man colors while participating in the City of Clarksville's Summer youth program

A young man colors while participating in the City of Clarksville's Summer youth program

The Summer Youth Program will begin wrapping up next week.  Kids have enjoyed learning about new cultures, creating arts and crafts, learning how to eat healthy, working on golf skills, acting lessons, swimming and much more.

Summer Youth Program sites will close next Thursday afternoon, but the fun does not end there.   On Thursday, Summer Playhouse students will put on their final performance of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for parents and friends at Roxy Regional Theatre.  Then, on Friday night the Summer Youth Program will hold a “Family Night Out” for the students and their families.  If your child participated in the Summer Youth Program, we hope you will join us for this night of fun and activities.

Jammin’ in the Alley

This month’s Jammin’ in the Alley takes place Friday, July 17.  Local musician Chris Robertson will entertain the crowd on Strawberry Alley.  Like months past, restaurants on Strawberry Alley will offer outdoor dining to concert goers.  Beginning this month, Jammin’ in the Alley will begin at 7p.m. instead of the usual 6p.m.  But, come early to save a seat for you and your friends.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Don’t miss this month’s Movies in the Park July 18 at Heritage Park.  This month’s movie feature is the 1994 hit about little football players who have giant dreams of becoming great.

It is sure to be a hit with the kids.  So, bring your family and be prepared for a night of fun.  Activities begin at 6p.m., and the movie begins at dark.

Independence Day Celebration

The city of Clarksville held their third annual Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd. between 10,000 and 20,000 people lined the banks of the Cumberland River for the evening of music, food, family, fun, and fireworks. Below are images of the event captured by Clarksville Online.

Riverfest Regatta Race

At Parks and Recreation, we are already gearing up for the 2009 Riverfest Celebration on September 11 and 12.  The popular Riverfest Regatta Race will take place for the third time this year.  Now is the time to gather up your team and begin building the perfect cardboard boat.

In case you missed the Regatta the past two years, it is an event where participants work in teams to build boats out of cardboard and other approved materials such as duct tape, silicon sealant, construction adhesive and paint.  Organizations, businesses and other groups can build their boats and enter them in the race.  Teams compete with others to finish the 100 yard course on the Cumberland River first.

Teams are separated into several different divisions: Adult Open, Business & Industry, Church/Civic Organization and Military. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place teams in each division.  While winning is a great accomplishment, looks do make a difference. All boats will be judged prior to the races beginning, as well.

It is a fun for event for participants and spectator alike, so you will not want to miss it.

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