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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:

  • 18+ Recreational Basketball League
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Downtown Market
  • City Pools to open soon
  • Movies in the Park
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Stroller Time

Men’s 18+ Recreational Basketball League

BasketballRegistration for the Men’s Recreational Basketball League at the Burt-Cobb Community Center has begun. The eight-week program is open to men ages 18 and up. Games are played on Tuesday evenings beginning May 24. The cost is $300 per team. Up to 10 players per team are allowed. For more information, call 552-1263.

Jammin’ in the Alley featuring Chain Reaction

Jammin in the Alley 2011The City of Clarksville, together with U.S. Bank, will soon be Jammin’ in Strawberry Alley once again. Join us this Friday, May 20, to kick off Jammin’ in the Alley’s fourth year in downtown Clarksville. This event takes place the third Friday of every month through October.

This month’s free concert features Tennessee’s premier Journey tribute band, Chain Reaction. The concert begins at 7 p.m., so come ready to eat, dance and have fun!  For a complete schedule, go to www.parksafterdark.com.

Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown MarketCome to Public Square every Saturday beginning May 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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!

Become a fan on Facebook by searching “Clarksville Downtown Market,” and stay informed on what’s “fresh” each Saturday.  You can also visit our website at www.clarksvilledowntownmarket.com.

City Pools Open May 28

A family enjoying one of the public swimming pools in Clarksville, TN
A family enjoying one of the public swimming pools in Clarksville, TN

The city’s five public pools will open Saturday, May 28, for the summer season. Pool passes are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office or any of our three community centers. New this year is outside food and drinks are no longer prohibited. Limited concessions will still be available onsite. Keep in mind, glass bottles and containers are not allowed.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the ParkThis year the City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department has decided to bring even more stars to Heritage Park, instead of eight viewings, we will now offer 15 movies for the 2011 season! This season, look for the “Twilight” double feature and be sure to visit the Movies in the Park Facebook page to vote on the “People’s Choice movie to be shown in October.

Join us for the kick off of Movies in the Park on Saturday, May 28, at Heritage Park soccer fields for the viewing of “Avatar.” Come early to save your spot and enjoy pre-show activities beginning at 6 p.m., with the movie following at dusk.  Be sure to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions also will be available. Admission to the movie is free. For a full schedule, visit www.parksafterdark.com.

Summer Youth Program Begins June 6

A young man colors while participating in the City of Clarksville's Summer youth program
A young man colors while participating in the City of Clarksville's Summer youth program

Every summer, school gymnasiums are modified to a “Community Center” atmosphere from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday- Friday, with table games, tournaments, arts and crafts, and special activities.  All children ages 6-12 are welcome to attend Explorer sites for FREE.  New this year will be a teens-only site at New Providence Middle School for age 13-16 called the Rec’ing Crew. Parent’s permission is required for participation. For program locations please visit our website, www.cityofclarksville.com/parks&rec.

Stroller Time

Clarksville GreenwayStroller Time will still be going on at 8 a.m. this Tuesday at the Clarksville Greenway! Parents, bring your kiddos and come get a little exercise and socializing in for the morning!

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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