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City officially opens the newest section of the Riverwalk

In a formal ribbon cutting ceremony the City of Clarksville unveiled the new North Riverwalk Extension on Wednesday. Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper listed the features to the attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony which consists of a 12’ sidewalk lined with park benches, picnic tables, and lighting along the Cumberland River from Pilot’s Plaza (behind O’Charleys) to the mouth of the Red River.

With the cutting of the Ribbon, the North Riverwalk Extension is officially opened
With the cutting of the Ribbon, the North Riverwalk Extension is officially opened

One of the planned features incorporated into the extension is a private development pad which will be sold to a private developer who will build a mixed use facility consisting of restaurants, commercial, and residential spaces. The money raised from this sale will go into funding future development of the Riverwalk area.

Future Project Phases will encompass developing enhanced parking facilities, further development of the Great Lawn, a Pavilion, Fort Clark Plaza, Fishing Piers and Picnic Shelters, and a pedestrian bridge across the Red River to Fort Defiance connecting to .85 miles of new walking trails and an Interpretive Center, this also has potential to connect up in the future with the Clarksville Greenway.

Tonya Vaden and Clarksville Parks  and Recreation Director Mark Tummons
Tonya Vaden and Clarksville Parks and Recreation Director Mark Tummons

Project Manager, Daniel Binkley sees “this project as a stepping stone to many more great opportunities for quality of life initiatives for the City in the future.” He is not alone in this view, Parks & Recreation Director Mark Tummons sees this new addition when completed enhancing the recreational opportunities available to city residents. “(It) provides additional opportunities for larger special events- like our upcoming Independence Day Celebration and Riverfest.”

Lyle Cook Martin Architects, working with Hodgson and Douglas Landscape Architects and DBS Engineering designed the project with Lane Lyle of Lyle Cook Martin was the Architect of Record overseeing the project. Clay Powers Construction was awarded the contract to construct the project.

Bill Larson
Bill Larson
Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave. You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.
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