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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report for August 28th

 

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:

  • Riverfest Regatta registration under way
  • Time is running out- vote now!
  • Movies in the Park – Double Feature
  • Quilting classes to begin
  • Youth Volleyball
  • Stroller Time makes a return to the Clarksville Greenway
  • Introducing, the new “Scan & Swim” tag

Riverfest Regatta registration under way

The Riverfest Regatta, sponsored by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 10th, will be made of cardboard and a few other approved materials. Not only will teams be racing for bragging rights, but trophies will also be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in each division. Even Mayor Kim McMillan will be getting in on the action and will compete in a cardboard boat constructed by a City Hall team.

Register by September 7th to compete in one of the following divisions: Adult Open, Business and Industry, Church/Civic, City Department and Military. If you think you have what it takes, pick up an application form today at any Clarksville location of US Bank, the Parks & Recreation office, or visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com to print out one.

Time is running out- vote now!

Come down to Public Square each Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm for the Clarksville Downtown Market. After visiting, be sure to go to www.farmland.org/vote to cast your vote for Clarksville’s Downtown Market as “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets.” The contest ends August 31st!

Movies in the Park – Double Feature

Join us for the next Movies in the Park event and first-ever double feature this Friday, September 2nd, at Heritage Park Soccer Fields. The event will feature two hit movies, “Twilight” and “Eclipse”. All movies start at dusk, and pre-show activities begin an hour prior. Admission is free.

Quilting classes to begin

Come learn the basic skills of quilt making every first and third Monday at Kleeman Community Center, beginning September 19th. Classes are held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and are free. A community center ID card is required, and you must bring your own sewing machine. Ten people is the maximum per class, so register now by visiting our new online registration site, recpro.cityofclarksville.com, search course number. 1505.

Youth Volleyball

Youth, ages 17 and under, can now learn the basics of volleyball at Burt-Cobb Community Center every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. This free program is part of the center’s after-school program and is open to the public. A community center ID card is required. Register today at recpro.cityofclarksville.com, course number 1352.

Stroller Time makes a return to the Clarksville Greenway

Calling all parents and children! Join us every Tuesday morning from 8:00am to 9:00am at the Clarksville Greenway for “stroller time.” This free program allows for interactions while exercising in a beautiful environment. Stroller time will meet at the Pollard Road trailhead, located at 1101 Pollard Road, for five weeks beginning September 20th.

Introducing, the new “Scan & Swim” tag

The Indoor Aquatic Center at New Providence will open for the season on October 1st. This year, swimmers not only have the option of buying a pool pass, but can also purchase the new “Scan & Swim” tag that can be used for admission to the pool or specialty classes offered at the Center.

Scan & Swim Tags can be purchased now at the Parks & Recreation Main office in increments of $30.00, $60.00 or $90.00. Once purchased, the tag is easy to use, just bring it to the center, swipe it and enjoy the benefits of the pool all fall and winter.


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