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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:

  • The Clarksville Greenway
  • Theatre in the Park
  • Community Centers
  • Downtown Market

The Clarksville Greenway

This coming weekend, one of Clarksville’s hidden treasures will be revealed as the much anticipated Clarksville Greenway opens to the public.

The public is invited to the Clarksville Greenway Grand Opening on Saturday, September 26.  The fun kicks off at 10a.m. at the end of Pollard Road with fun and food for the entire family.  The afternoon will be filled with outdoor related activities and businesses, as well as, a preview of the new trail.

Parking for the grand opening will be at Kenwood Elementary School, and the Clarksville Transit System will be transporting guests to and from the event until things wrap up at about 2p.m.

The Clarksville Greenway extends 3.6 miles and is expected to grow in the future.  The trail, which follows the path of old railway beds, has been paved and a grassy shoulder now lines the path.  The trail is open to walkers, runners and bike riders.  Families looking for leisure can also enjoy the new Greenway by using the benches, picnic tables and swings on the pathway.

Stop by to enjoy the free fun and take a trip down the beautiful new Clarksville Greenway.

Theatre in the Park

When the Clarksville Greenway Grand Opening wraps up Saturday afternoon, the fun does not end!  Bring your friends and family down to McGregor Park at 7p.m. for this year’s Theatre in the Park performance.

Debbie Wilson will direct ‘A Tribute to Broadway.’  The performance includes singing and dancing from some of your favorite Broadway hits.  The production showcases some local talent including the Queen City Quartet and local dance academies.

Admission to Theatre in the Park is free.

Community Centers

Young Champions Cheerleading is still going on at the Crow Community Center on Monday nights for young ladies ages 4-15.  A few spaces are still available for class.  If you are interested, contact the Crow Community Center.  Class times are as follows:

Ages 4-6:             5:00-5:45p.m.
Ages 7-9:             6:00-6:45p.m.
Ages 10-15:         7:00-7:45p.m.

The popular Latin exercise craze Zumba began at the Kleeman Community Center last week.  It takes place every Monday night from 5-6p.m. and is open to everyone ages 18 and up.  The cost is only $5 per class.

Slip on those dancing shoes! Ballroom Dancing lessons begin at the Burt-Cobb Community Center this Tuesday.  The class will meet every Tuesday from 5-7p.m. The cost for the class is only $30 per person.

For a complete list of community center classes and activities, including several new additions, pick up a Fall and Winter Recreation Guide at any of the three community centers, the Parks and Recreation Office or check it out online at www.cityofclarksville.com.

Downtown Market

downtownmarket-logoARTifacts will be the guest vendor at next Saturday’s Downtown Market.  The market will be celebrating Downtown Exploration Week with a display of handmade jewelry and artistic items from ARTifacts.

The Downtown Market is also the place to find mums, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, gourds and all the seasonal necessities. Other items available at the market include fried pies, baked goods, jewelry, wood carvings, herbs, embroidery, fresh eggs and more!

Stop by Saturday between 8a.m. and 1p.m. to check out everything the Downtown Market has to offer.  For more details, visit www.clarksvilledowntownmarket.com.

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!
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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