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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:

  • Kleeman Haunted Mansion
  • First ever Fright on Franklin
  • Community Centers
  • Downtown Market Closing for the season

We hope everyone who attended Friday night’s Jammin’ in the Alley had an enjoyable time. Friday’s concert concluded the Jammin’ in the Alley concert series for this year. But, do not fret. The popular series is set to return in the spring with another great lineup of music, dancing, food and fun.

In the meantime, check out some of the other fun events Parks and Recreation has coming up this fall and winter.

Kleeman Haunted Mansion

Take a walk through the Kleeman Haunted Mansion if you dare. Monsters, ghosts and ghouls are sure to stir up the fright in this haunted house located at the Kleeman Community Center.

The Kleeman Haunted Mansion is open to everyone, but children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Best of all admission is free. The haunted house takes place next Saturday, October 24 and opens at 6p.m.

First ever Fright on Franklin

This year, Clarksville Parks and Recreation is offering a safe alternative to trick-or-treating in neighborhoods with the first ever Fright on Franklin event. Kids and adults are invited to attend the Halloween celebration in Downtown Clarksville on October 31.

There will be costume contests for all ages, and even a contest for dogs. Costumes will be judged in several different age categories to include Babies, Toddlers, Kids ages 5-8, Pre-teens ages 9-12, Teens ages 13-17, Adults ages 18-54, Seniors ages 55 & up and Dogs of all ages. The costume contest begins at 5p.m.

Trick-or-treating will take place throughout the event beginning at 4p.m. Local businesses will have tables set up for kids to stop by and gather candy along Franklin Street and Strawberry Alley.

Painted and carved jack-o-lanterns will be displayed throughout the Franklin Street and Strawberry Alley businesses. Each decorated pumpkin will be judged, and a winner from each age category will be selected. The age groups and categories include: Painting for ages 1-3, Painting for ages 4-6, carving for ages 7-9, carving for ages 10-13, carving for ages 14-17, carving for ages 18-54 and carving for ages 55 and up.

To enter the pumpkin carving and painting contest, stop by the Downtown Market on October 24 to purchase and decorate a pumpkin. If you are unable to come by the market, you may still enter the contest. Just go online to print the rules and entry form at www.cityofclarksville.com. Bring your carved or painted pumpkins to the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office by October 29.

All of the Fright on Franklin activities are free, and everyone is welcome. Stop by and hang out for a while. It is guaranteed to be so fun, it’s frightening.

Community Centers

Clarksville Community centers are bustling with activities. Adults and children alike are guaranteed to find something just for them at one of the community centers.

Toddlers in Action is the ideal place for parents to bring their little ones for interaction with other children and adults, as well as, mental stimulation. The program is open to toddlers ages 2-4 and takes place every Friday from 10-11a.m. at Crow Community Center. The cost is $3 per child.

Who says exercise has to be boring? Add some excitement to your exercise regimen with some great classes offered at the Clarksville community centers.

Check out the new R&B/Jazz Step program at Burt-Cobb Community Center on Saturdays from 1-2p.m. The class incorporates style and rhythm into exercising. The fun moves almost make you forget you are working out.

Another great class that eliminates the work from workout is Zumba that takes place on Mondays from 5-6p.m. at the Kleeman Community Center. The Zumba program has recently swept gyms all across the United States with fun latin dancing inspired moves. The cost is only $5 per class.

Downtown Market closing for season

Don’t forget this upcoming Saturday, October 24 will be the last Downtown Market this season. Be sure to stop by and stock up on your favorite items from your favorite vendors. The market will be back in the spring with many unique items, fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods and more!

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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