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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

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:

  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Movies in the Park
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Adult Softball
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Downtown Market
  • Riverfest Fish Naming Contest
  • Billy Dunlop Park Closed

A standing room only crowd packed Strawbery for the July Jammin' in the Alley
A standing room only crowd packed Strawberry Alley for the free monthly concert featuring Chris Robertson and the County Music Band

Jammin’ in the Alley

In what was one of the most successful Jammin’ in the Alley concerts yet, Chris Robertson and the Country Music Band entertained 200+ people at the free monthly concert. Clarksville Online attended the event and captured the following images. We hope to see you there next time!

Movies at the Park

The July Movies at the Park was held Saturday July 18th with unseasonably cool weather. Clarksville Online attended the event and captured the following images. Unfortunately due to a prior commitment we were only able to stay for the first hour, and thus the number of photos are fewer than normal.   We hope to see you there next time!

Summer Youth Program

Thanks to everyone who joined us throughout the weekend for Jammin’ in the Alley, the Downtown Market and Movies in the Park.  We had a great time and hope to see everyone at future events.

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

Adult Softball

softballRegistration for the Fall Adult Softball League began this past week.  Deposits of $100 will continue to be accepted through July 24 at the Parks and Recreation office.  Each league is limited to 24 teams so be sure to get your deposit in early.  No late registrations will be accepted.

To see what was discussed and voted on at the coaches’ meeting on July 12 and other softball information, check out the meeting notes at www.cityofclarksville.com under Athletics.

The Summer Adult Softball League just recently wrapped up for the season.  Congratulations to Radical Mission for placing first in the Monday Men’s League Tournament and to Hilldale Baptist #2 for taking second place.  In the Men’s Wednesday Night League Tournament, LLD/BSAS took first place, and second place went to the Line Drive Team.

Congratulations to these guys, and we hope to see everyone again next season.

Concerts in the Park

The Red River Breeze
The Red River Breeze

It is time again to enjoy Concerts in the Park.  If you have not been, this is a great atmosphere to relax, enjoy live music and spend time with friends.  This month’s concert features The Red River Breeze.  Their music is a unique combination of Celtic and old fiddle music.

The concert starts at 6p.m. at McGregor Park.   Edelweiss Club will have concessions available for concert goers to purchase during the show.

Downtown Market

downtownmarket-logoJoin us Saturday at the Downtown Market for a day dedicated to kids… and parents, too.  The market theme is Kids’ Health and Wellness.  Parks and Recreation will be on hand to provide information on kid related exercises, activities and fun recipes.  Kids can also enjoy hula hooping and jump roping while the adults make their purchases at the market.

If you are looking for fresh fruit or vegetables to make that homemade pie or favorite side dish, this is another great week to stop in.  Vendors will have a wide variety of fresh produce.  If cooking isn’t your thing, the market will also offer items that have already been prepared.  You can find homemade pies, breads, sweet treats and more.

The Downtown Market takes place every Saturday from 8a.m. to 1p.m. at 1 Public Square.

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!

Riverfest Fish Naming Contest

The Riverfest Fish

We are still seeking the public’s help in naming the Riverfest fish.  The fish became our official mascot last year at the 2008 Riverfest Celebration, but was never given a name.  If you have a suggestion, we would like for you to share it.  And if your name is chosen, you win a 2009 Riverfest VIP Package.

For a complete list of rules and an entry form, visit us online at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com or call 645-7476.  This year’s Riverfest Celebration is set to take place September 11 and 12.

Billy Dunlop Park closed

Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public July 13 through July 25.  Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be using the park on these days.  The park will be open to the public on July 25 at noon.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Feel free to visit any of the other parks.

Boy Scout Troop 509 camping at Billy Dunlop Park
Boy Scout Troop 509 camping at Billy Dunlop Park

Parks and Recreation
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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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