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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The 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:

  • Senior Olympics
  • Geocaching
  • Doggie Palooza
  • Hershey’s Track and Field
  • Vendors Wanted
  • Sleep under the Stars

2011 Senior Olympics Kick Off May 4

The 2011 Clarksville Senior Olympics will be May 4th-7th at various locations around Clarksville, including The Swan Lake Sports Complex and Golf Course, Kleeman Community Center, The Pinnacle Bowling Center and Burt-Cobb Community Center. Seniors, age 50 and up, will face off for bragging rights, as well as medals in more than 20 challenging events, which include shuffleboard, tennis, track, golf, bowling, basketball free-throw, pickle ball and swimming. Come check out the moves and spirit of these mature athletes.

*NEW* Geocaching

Are you new to geocaching? Are you an experienced Geo veteran? Somewhere in between? We hope to see all of you at Billy Dunlop Park, located on Needmore Road between 101st Parkway and Tiny Town Road, on Saturday, May 7th, from 8:00am to 10:00am to learn more! Jose Ornelas, member of the KTAG group in Clarksville, will be teaching a free informational class. Then you’ll have the opportunity to find geocaches hidden in the park. It’s a techno-treasure hunt!

Doggiepalooza 2011

The 5th Annual Doggiepalooza will be from 1:00pm to 4:00pm May 7th at the Heritage Park Bark Park. Bring your four-legged family members for a day full of demonstrations, contests, prizes and much more!

Hershey’s Track and Field

Young athletes can showcase their skills in track, long jump and softball throw in the 2011 Hershey Track & Field competition. This program is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 14 in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

Hershey Track & Field practices have begun and meet every Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Burt-Cobb Community Center. The local competition will be held at 9:00am May 14th at the Rossview High School Track. Athletes placing first in the local competition advance to the district competition to compete for a place in the statewide competition.

Young athletes can sign up by picking up an application at the Parks and Recreation office or any of our three community centers.

Vendors Wanted

The 2011 Downtown Market begins on May 21st and we are still actively seeking produce and homemade food vendors. If you have questions regarding the market, please e-mail the Market Manager Matthew E. Nixon at .

Sleep Under the Stars

Join us for a bonfire, archery, bird watching class, games, ghost stories and much more at our great Family Camp Out, beginning Saturday May 21st, at 2:00pm until Sunday, May 22nd, at 9:00am at Billy Dunlop Park. The cost is $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family up to 6 members. The family adventure will include an evening of games as well as a hot dog dinner and breakfast. Families will need to provide their own tent and sleeping materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult the entire camp out. Don’t miss out, register today at the Parks & Recreation office.

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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