Clarksville, 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:
- The Mayor’s Summer Night Lights
- Summer Playhouse at the Roxy
- American Twisters Tumbling Camp
- World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
- The Rooted Wings to play at Jammin’ in the Alley
- Movies in the Park to feature The Chronicles of Narnia
The Mayor’s Summer Night Lights
Beat the summertime blues this year! The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department along with Manna Café, L.E.A.P. Organization, Workforce Essentials, Miller-Motte Technical College, BFS Insurance and Coca-Cola® will be offering extended hours and lots of great activities at two Parks & Recreation facilities as a part of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program. Summer Night Lights is free and open to youth and families of all ages.
Summer Night Lights will feature two locations of summer fun, the Kleeman Community Center and the Burt-Cobb Community Center coupled with Dixon Park, beginning Thursday, June 14th. Summer Night Lights kicks off at the Kleeman Community Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane. Festivities at this site will occur every Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and will include a basketball league, fitness classes, organized games and more!
The Burt-Cobb/Dixon Park site, located at 1101 Franklin Street and 117 South 10th Street, will be offering an outdoor basketball league, organized games and more, each Friday evening from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.
Summer Night Lights will run weekly, through Friday, August 3rd.
Summer Playhouse at the Roxy
This six-week theatre workshop offered by The Roxy Regional Theatre is still accepting registration. Young people will learn the fundamentals of acting and even participate in a theatre performance on July 12th at the Roxy from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The program is offered to ages 10-16.
Program spaces are limited, so hurry in to register. Registration will require a $30.00 fee, which can be paid at the Parks and Recreation Office. You may register anytime after the program’s June 4th opening, but the fee remains the same so act now!
American Twisters Tumbling Camp
Campers ages 6-16 can learn to roll, flip and turn with instructor Kellie Olson, June 11th-14th, June 25th-28th, or July 2nd-6th (no class July 4th) from 9:00am to 11:30am at American Twisters Tumbling, located at 438 Kelly Lane.
Cost of the camp is $40.00 per child. Registration will take place at American Twisters Tumbling. For more information, call 931.645.7476.
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites citizens to take part, as water parks, pools and other aquatic facilities across the world attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 14th at Beachaven, New Providence, Bel-Aire, Swan Lake and Smith pools at 10:00am. Participants can register online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com or the day of the event.
The Rooted Wings to play at Jammin’ in the Alley
The City of Clarksville and U.S. Bank will soon be jammin’ once again, Friday, June 15th in downtown Clarksville’s Strawberry Alley. This month’s free concert will feature the acoustic based duet, The Rooted. Free concerts begin at 7:00pm and take place every third Friday of the month thru October.
In addition to the live music and market vendors, downtown restaurants will offer outdoor dining for Jammin’ in the Alley and night market patrons. Come ready to eat, dance and shop!
For a complete schedule, go to www.parksafterdark.com.
Free showing of “The Chronicles of Narnia”
Join us at dusk on Saturday, June 16th at Heritage Park soccer fields for the viewing of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”- rated PG. Come early to save your spot and check out “move before the movies” before the movie featuring Tae Kwon Do basics.
Admission to the movie is free. Follow us on facebook to find out exactly what time the movie will begin!