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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report for June 19th

 

Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public July 10th-15th for Girl Scouts Day Camp and July 16th-22nd for Boy Scouts Day Camp.

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:

  • Clarksville Downtown Market
  • Visit Fort Defiance
  • Party in the Park
  • Movies in the Park
  • Tree Identification Class
  • Annual Independence Day Celebration

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown MarketCome down to Public Square from 8:00am to 1:00pm 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 items, seasonal flowers and more!

Don’t forget to stop at the Parks & Recreation booth to cast your vote to select Clarksville’s Downtown Market as “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets”.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the ParkJoin us for the next Movies in the Park event, featuring the hit movie, “Megamind,” on Saturday June 25th at Heritage Park Soccer Fields. All movies start at dusk with pre-show activities beginning an hour prior. Admission is free.

Be sure to visit, www.parksafterdark.com, now until July 30th to vote on the People’s Choice movie. The movie with the most votes will be shown October 8th.

Visit Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. All ages are welcome to visit and explore the new Interpretive Center, featuring several multi-media interpretive exhibits and learn more about the fascinating chain of events that unfolded on this very site during the Civil War era. For more information, visit www.fortdefianceclarksville.com.

Tree Identification Class

A Snow Goose Cherry TreeJoin 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 www.outdoorclarksville.com. This new website features a monthly blog, calendar of upcoming events and links to outdoor groups.

Annual Independence Day Celebration

Fireworks light up the River Front during the City of Clarksville's fireworks show last year.The City of Clarksville, Aetna Insurance and U.S. Bank invite you to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day on July 3rd at McGregor Park. This year’s FREE festivities are set to kick off at 6:00pm with the music of local favorites Tina Brown and Chris Robertson and the Country Music Band, followed by country music recording artist John Anderson.

Other activities include a watermelon eating and seed spitting contest. The conclusion of the evening’s events will take place at 9:30pm as we honor our nation with Clarksville’s largest fireworks display. With the food, music and fun, everyone is sure to have a great time.

Party in the Park

Party in the ParkSummer is here and school is out, so grab your friends and come “Party in the Park” from 5:00pm to 9:00pm July 23rd at Heritage Park Skate Park. This event is part of our summer series just for teens! Each month from June to August, an event is 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.


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