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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

Clarksville Parks and RecreationThe 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:

  • Movies in the Park
  • Downtown Market
  • Riverfest 2010
  • Women’s Basketball League
  • Adult Flag Football
  • Volunteering
  • Kleeman Senior Dance
  • Punt, Pass, and Kick
  • Baton Classes

Nikki Crowe entertaining the crowd before start of the show
Nikki Crowe entertaining the crowd before start of the show

The final Movies in the Park of the Season

Over 700 people gathered for the last movies in the Park of the Season enjoying a presentation of the Dark Knight in which the caped crusader faced off against his eternal enemy the Joker.

Vote for Clarksville’s Downtown Market- TODAY!

Clarksville Downtown MarketCome down to Public Square this Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm for the Clarksville Downtown Market.  The market will feature fresh, locally grown produce, nursery stock, handmade craft items, and other seasonal commodities.  You can also find baked goods, home décor, seasonal flowers and more!

Today is the last day to vote for the Downtown Market, be sure to go to www.farmland.org/vote to cast your vote to select Clarksville’s Downtown Market- “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets”.

Clarksville Riverfest 2010

Riverfest 2010Join us for The City of Clarksville’s 23rd Annual Riverfest Celebration on September 10th-11th, 2010.  This two day music and art festival takes place alongside the Cumberland River at McGregor Park.  This FREE event features delicious food, activities for kids of all ages, a hot air balloon and multiple stages of live entertainment.  Don’t miss the other fun activities to include the Riverfest Regatta, Lighted Boat Parade Wait Staff Wars, Cornhole Tournament and much more!  For a complete list of Riverfest activities and other information please visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com or become our friend on Facebook by searching, “Clarksville Parks & Recreation”.

Women’s 25+ Recreational Basketball League

Registration for the Women’s Recreational Basketball League at the Crow Community Center has begun.  The eight week program is open to women 25 years and up.  Games are played on Sundays beginning September 5th. The cost is $335 per team. For more information, please call 931-647-3071.

*NEW* Adult Flag Football

Flag Football
Flag Football

The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Dept. will be hosting an Adult Co-Ed Open Flag Football League this fall.  The League will consist of a maximum of 8 teams on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Tina Boysha at 931-645-7476.

    Where: Heritage Park Soccer practice fields
    When: September 25th, 2010 – November 13th, 2010, All games played on Saturdays- 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, and 12:00pm
    Ages: Adults 18+
    Sign-ups: August 23rd, 2010 – September 6th, 2010 at the Parks & Rec Main Office, 102 Public Square, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Fees: $300 per team (includes officials, fees, equipment, field prep., trophies, etc.)

Seeking Volunteers!

Each and every year, in order to ensure a successful festival, Riverfest counts on volunteers from the community.  We would love for you or your organization to help make Riverfest 2010 a success! If interested, please go to www.clarksvilleriverfest.com and submit the online volunteer application.

Kleeman Center Senior Dance

Ready to dance the night away? Adults ages 50 and up are encouraged to attend the Senior Dance at the Kleeman Community Center Saturday, September 18th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  The event will include a DJ and refreshments.  Admission is $2.00 at the door.

Punt, Pass, Kick – September 18th

Be a part of something BIG! Boys and girls ages 8-15 will compete in four separate age divisions as they launch one punt, one pass, and one kick to receive scores.  Winners will have a chance to advance to Nationals. No experience in football is required. Event will take place at Kenwood High School’s Football stadium. Cost is FREE!

Baton Classes – Sign up by September 9th!

Classes have begun, but there’s still time to sign up! Classes will be held for 10 weeks at the Kleeman Community Center located at 166 Cunningham Lane. Cost of the course is $95.00 with discounts for additional family members and for bringing a friend.  Classes are taught by USTA coaches.

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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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