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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:

  • Downtown Market
  • Pools to Open
  • Movies in the Park
  • National Trails Day
  • Youth League Opening Ceremony
  • Summer Youth Program

Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown MarketCome to Public Square every 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!

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.

Pools Open May 28th

The Swan Lake Pool SlideThe city’s five public pools will open Saturday, May 28th, 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

Families waiting to see Startrek at Movies in the on Park Saturday evening

This 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 16 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 28th, at Heritage Park soccer fields for the viewing of “Avatar.” Come early to save your spot and enjoy pre-show activities beginning an hour before the movie starts 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.

National Trails Day

Clarksville GreenwayOn Saturday, June 4th from 8:00am to 11:00am, members of the Tennessee Trails Association along with other volunteers will be celebrating the 19th anniversary of National Trails Day by working to improve the City of Clarksville’s Greenway. The Clarksville Greenway is located at 1101 Pollard Road.

National Trails Day, organized by the American Hiking Society, is celebrated across the country as a way to inspire the public to discover and learn about our nation’s trail system.  Those interested in volunteering can contact Melissa Adkins at 931-645-7476.

Youth League Opening Ceremony

T-BallOur youth recreation leagues will kick off the season with an opening ceremony at 10:00am June 4th at Heritage Park. The ceremony will feature 10-year-old Miracle Powell singing the National Anthem and the Clarksville Police Department Color Guard, presenting the colors.

All teams should wear their uniforms. Individual and team pictures will be taken.

Summer Youth Program Begins June 6th

A young man colors while participating in the City of Clarksville's Summer youth programEvery summer, school gymnasiums are modified to a “Community Center” atmosphere from 9:00am to 3:00pm, 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.

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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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