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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:

  • Community Centers
  • Bark Park
  • Christmas on the Cumberland
  • Downtown for the Holidays Christmas Cookie Bake-off

With work, holiday shopping, preparing for guests and everything else that comes with this time of year, it can be difficult to find a good time for a workout.  At Parks and Recreation we understand your demanding schedule.  That is why we feel it is important to provide you with opportunities to exercise when it is convenient for you.

Community Centers


The Burt-Cobb Community Center offers both Morning Walkers and Lunchtime Walkers.  The programs are open to everyone and take place on weekdays.  Morning Walkers can come to the center before it opens to the public from 7-8a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to walk indoors and get their hearts pumping and blood flowing before heading off to work.

Can’t make it that early in the morning?  Then the Lunchtime Walker Program is for you.    Stop by Burt-Cobb from 11a.m. to 1p.m. to walk indoors during your lunch break.

The Kleeman Community Center currently offers Zumba on Monday nights for those who want to kick off their week right.   To make it more convenient for those wanting to participate in Zumba, the original class time of 5p.m. has been moved to 6:30p.m. beginning tomorrow.  The later time should provide extra time for working individuals to grab a bite to eat or get the kids settled in before heading to class.

Bark Park

Bring your pets to the opening of the city's newest Bark Park at Heritage Park on October 10th at 1:00pm
Bring your pets to the opening of the city's newest Bark Park at Heritage Park on October 10th at 1:00pm

When it comes to staying in shape, humans are not the only ones who need a good workout.  Our canine friends do too.

Bring your dogs, big or small, to the Heritage Park Bark Park.  The park has plenty of open space for dogs to run and play with others.  Throw a frisbee, go for a run off-leash and just enjoy some time with your four-legged friend.  After all the fun and exercise, he will thank you for it.

The Bark Park is located at Heritage Park right past the skate park.  It is open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.

Christmas on the Cumberland

Do not forget to mark your calendars for November 24 when we will celebrate the grand opening of Christmas on the Cumberland.

Join us as we light up the McGregor Park RiverWalk with over a million Christmas lights.  Music and visits from a few very special Christmas guests are planned.  The grand opening event is for children of all ages and begins at McGregor Park at 6:30p.m.

Christmas on the Cumberland

Downtown for the Holidays Christmas Cookie Bake-off

ChristmasCookiesIt is time to pull out some of your favorite recipes and start practicing for the first ever Downtown for the Holidays Christmas Cookie Bake-off.

Show off your baking skills by baking your special Christmas cookies and submitting your entry to Ingredients on Strawberry Alley from 4-5 p.m. on December 5th. Judges will make trying out the homemade treats and judging based on taste, presentation and originality.

Entry fee is a bag of 2 dozen cookies that will be donated to the Salvation Army’s James D. Amos Shelter as well as 5 samples for the judges to sample for judging.

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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