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City of Clarksville Mayor Declares July as Parks and Recreation Month


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On July 7th, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan proclaimed July 2011 as Parks and Recreation Month in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme is “Rock Your Park!” The National Recreation and Parks Association’s new initiative called America’s Backyard and Clarksville Parks & Recreation encourage you to show the country how parks and recreation departments make your life extraordinary!

Below are just some of the ways that you can get involved:

Recreate – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department enriches the quality of life for the people of Clarksville by providing enjoyable recreational opportunities in innovative park environments. Sign up for one of the many recreational opportunities we have going on in July!  Visit to print out a coupon for $5.00 off a multi-class session.

Rock Your Park Photo Contest – Print out or pick up the Rock Your Park Poster, then take a photo using it to show how YOU rock your park!  The winner will receive a free Pavilion Rental (up to 4 hours) in one of our City Parks! The contest is going on through July 31st. The winner will be announced on August 5th. Go to for additional details and entry instructions.

Also, during Parks and Recreation Month, we encourage all citizens enjoy what their community has to offer by taking part in their favorite sports, visiting the outdoors, spending time with family and friends or just relaxing. For information on other outdoor activities in the Clarksville area, visit

For more information on programs and activities offered through the City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation, please visit us online at or call 931.645.7476.


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