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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:

  • Billy Dunlop Park Closed thru June 10th
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Youth Fishing Rodeo
  • Downtown Market
  • Pool Rentals
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Party in the Park
  • Movies in the Park
  • Tree Identification Class

Billy Dunlop Park

Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public now thru June 10th for Boy Scouts Day Camp.

Summer Youth Program Begins Monday

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 ages 13-16 called the Rec-ing Crew. Permission from a parent is required for participation. For program locations, please visit our website,

Youth Fishing rodeo

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAAnnual TWRA, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Rodeo

On the second Saturday in June each year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency allows all residents and non-residents to fish without a license. Children ages 16 and under are urged to bring their fishing poles and bait to the pond at Liberty Park for free fishing from 8:00am to 10:30am, June 11th. Registration will begin at 7:00am. The other portions of Liberty Park will remain closed, except for the boat ramp and boat docks that are now open from 7:00am to 8:00pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown MarketCome down to Public Square from 8:00am to 1:00pm this Saturday 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!

After visiting, be sure to go to to cast your vote to select Clarksville’s Downtown Market as “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets”.

Pools Rentals

The Swan Lake Pool SlidePools are now open and are available from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Friday through Sunday for private rentals. A $200.00 deposit is required for each rental.

Rates are: Smith — $150.00, Beachaven and New Providence — $200.00, Swan Lake and Bel Aire — $300.00. The rates are subject to change for parties of 50 people or more.

Reservation requests can be made online at

Jammin’ in the Alley returns June 17th

Jammin in the Alley 2011The City of Clarksville, together with U.S. Bank, will soon be Jammin’ in Strawberry Alley again. Join us on Friday, June 17th, for the concert series’ fourth year in downtown Clarksville.

This month’s free Jammin’ in the Alley concert features Chris Robertson! The concert begins at 7:00pm. Come ready to eat, dance and have fun! For a complete schedule, go to

Party in the Park

Party in the ParkSchool is out, summer is here, so grab your friends and come “Party in the Park” from 6:00pm to 10:00pm June 17th at Dixon Park, 117 South 10th Street. This event is part of our new summer series just for teens! Each month from June through August, an event will be held at different location for teens to enjoy music, games and more in a safe environment. The events are free and open to teens 15 to 18.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the ParkJoin us for the next Movies in the Park event, featuring the hit movie, “Transformers,” on Saturday June 18th at Heritage Park Soccer Fields. All movies start at dusk with pre-show activities beginning an hour prior.

Admission is free.

Tree Identification Class

Clarksville GreenwayJoin us at the Clarksville Greenway on Saturday, June 25th, for a tree identification class led by the City of Clarksville’s Forester Bill Mitchell. The activities begin at 8:00am at the end of Pollard Road, just off Peachers Mill Road.

For information on other outdoor activities in the Clarksville area, visit This new website features a monthly blog, calendar of upcoming events and links to outdoor groups.

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