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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:

  • Billy Dunlop Park
  • Toddlers in Action
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Step program
  • Sleep under the Stars
  • Learn to Hula
  • Bark in the Park
  • Kleeman Haunted Mansion
  • Fright on Franklin
One of the pets the Humane Society brought to the Downtown Market on Saturday

One of the pets the Humane Society brought to the Downtown Market on Saturday

Billy Dunlop Park will close to the public at 5pm on October 1st. The park will reopen to the public at dawn the following day

Toddlers in Action

Looking for a way to stimulate your toddlers learning while allowing them to interact with other toddlers? Kleeman Community Center offers a Toddlers in Action class that will meet every Thursday from 10-11am beginning October 7th. This class is open to toddlers ages 2-4. The cost is $3 per class or $15 for the entire six week session.

Jammin’ in the Alley- featuring Diana Pelham

Jammin' In the AlleyThe City of Clarksville together with U.S. Bank will soon be Jammin’ in Strawberry Alley one last time this season. Join us on Friday, October 15 for yet another night of music and dancing!

This month’s free concert features soulful, country artist, Diana Pelham. The concert begins at 7 pm, come ready to eat, dance and have fun!

Be Healthy, Let’s Step

Step your way to healthy! This after school program is offered Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm at the Burt Cobb Community Center located at 1011 Franklin Street for those ages 9-18. FREE! Community Center I.D. cards are required. Cost is $5 per year.

Sleep Under the Stars

Join us for a bonfire, archery, games, ghost stories and much more at our great family camp out, beginning Saturday October 16 at 2pm until Sunday, October 17 at 9am at Billy Dunlop Park. The cost is $5 per person and will include an afternoon and evening of games as well as a hot dog dinner. Breakfast will also be provided. Do you have more than 4 people in your family? Pay the family rate- just $20! Families will need to provide their own tent and sleeping materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult the entire campout. Don’t miss out, pre-register by October 8, 2010!

Learn to Hula at the Crow

Adults and children can learn the unique traditional art of hula dancing for FREE! Classes meet Wednesdays from 5-8pm at the Crow Community Center located at 211 Richview Road.

Bark in the Park

Bring your 4-legged family members for a day of contests, demonstrations, prizes and more at our Fall Bark Park event. The event will take place October 16th from 1-3pm at the Bark Park located at Heritage Park.

Kleeman Haunted Mansion

Come for a night of fun and frights at the Kleeman Community Center located at 166 Cunningham Lane. The haunting is October 22 & 23 from 7-10pm. Cost is $2 for adults (Ages 18 and up) and $1 for children (Ages 6-17).

Fright on Franklin

The 2nd Annual Fright on Franklin, presented by Planter’s Bank, will once again offer safe trick-or-treating. Local businesses will line Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville on Saturday, October 30 to pass out candy. Fright on Franklin activities will begin at 4pm with a Costume Contest kicking off at 5pm. The Costume Contest is open to all ages. Participants can register October 30, from 4-4:30pm at the Parks & Rec’s main office or downtown on Franklin Street. Admission is free. If your business would like to participate and receive a FREE booth, please call 931-645-7476 for more information!

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