The 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:
- Halloween events
- Safety Day
- Heritage Park Bark Park grand opening
- Jammin’ in the Alley
- Downtown Market
This fall, Parks and Recreation is offering a two fun filled Halloween events for kids.
The Kleeman Haunted Mansion takes place October 24 at the Kleeman Community Center. Come tour the “haunted mansion” that is sure to give you a few fun frights!
New this year is the Fright on Franklin event where kids can trick-or-treat safely with their parents on Franklin Street. Be sure to start working on your costume now to win the best costume contest. Fright on Franklin takes place October 31.
Stay tuned for more spooky details about these two exciting events.
Local car dealer Jenkins and Wynne and Clarksville Parks and Recreation are joining forces to host Safety Saturday on October 17. Kids and parents can learn about ways to be safe at home, in the car and at school while having fun at the event.
Local safety professionals will be on site with emergency vehicles for the kids to explore. Other fun activities include a coloring contest, a visit from the Chick-fil-A Cow, the Shoney Bear and more. The first sixty children at the event will also receive a special prize courtesy of Jenkins and Wynne.
Safety Saturday is from 9 until noon, and admission is free. It is a great way for kids and parents to learn about safety.
Bark Park Grand Opening
We hope you plan to join us this upcoming Saturday for the Heritage Park Bark Park Grand Opening Celebration. Dogs, owners and dog lovers are sure to have fun at this event that officially kicks off the opening of the new park.
Some of the fun includes fly ball demonstrations, agility demonstrations, doggie costume contest, a dog-owner look-alike contest, door prizes and dog related booths.
Bring your dog for a day of fun and a preview of the new park. The event takes place from 1-3p.m. on October 10 at the new Bark Park which is right past the skate park in Heritage Park.
Last Jammin’ in the Alley of the season
Don’t miss this year’s last Jammin’ in the Alley on October 16. This month’s concert will conclude the concert series that began in May. The featured artist at the Friday night show is Blues News. Blues News is a group of local musicians who love playing the soulful sounds of blues music. The fall weather should serve as the perfect back drop to this month’s performance.
The concert begins at 7p.m. on Strawberry Alley. Chairs will be provided along with outdoor dining from the Strawberry Alley restaurants Edwards, Brunie’s and the Front Page Deli. Grab your friends, kids and family and join us for some Jammin’ in the Alley.
Don’t forget to check out our online Fall and Winter Recreation Guide at www.cityofclarksville.com. The guide includes information on events and activities for the entire family. You can also pick up a copy of the guide at any of the Parks and Recreation events or at our office located at 102 Public Square.
You can also find the perfect pumpkin and beautiful mums at the market. Be sure to make the Downtown Market one of your stops on Saturday morning.
For more information on the Downtown Market, check out www.clarksvilledowntownmarket.com.