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:
- Select City Pools to remain open through Labor Day Weekend
- Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions
- Art on the Park Contest
- Lighted Boat Parade now accepting entries
Select City Pools to remain open through Labor Day Weekend
Beachaven Pool and Bel-Aire Pool will remain open August 10th through September 3rd on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, as well Monday, September 3rd. Current summer pool passes will be honored during the extended hours.
Both pools will be open on Friday evenings from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays and from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Sundays. Pool hours on Monday, September 3rd will be 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Just because the summer is coming to a close, doesn’t mean the swimming will! The Indoor Aquatic Center at New Providence, currently New Providence Pool, will open its doors Monday, October 1st. Opening day will feature activities, prizes and free admission for all patrons.
Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions
Don’t miss the deadlines for the Riverfest Art Exhibits and Competitions! This year’s competition will feature the following three exhibits: Amateur & Professional Divisions, High School Division, and the Senior Citizens’ Division.
The exhibits will be featured at various locations in downtown Clarksville including: the Smith-Trahern Mansion on McClure Street, the Customs House Museum on Second Street, and the Downtown Artists Co-Op on Franklin Street.
They are judged and over $2,500 in prizes are awarded. Visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com for details on how to enter.
Art on the Park Contest
Art students, get those creative juices flowing! The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the “Art on the Park” contest sponsored in part by Bill Mace Home, The Board Shop, Lowe’s, PPG Porter Paint, Valspar and Wal-mart. The winner(s) of the art contest will receive a gift card, their framed artwork and the opportunity to paint their design on various walls of the Heritage Park Skatepark!
Participants must be in grades 6-12 to be eligible. Artwork may use up to 6 colors, (both black and white do count as colors) and must be submitted to 102 Public Square on 11” x 17” size poster board. Artwork must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on September 20 and include name, grade, address, phone number and art teacher on the back. No offensive language, material or gang signs will be permitted.
For the complete list of “Art on the Park” rules and guidelines, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.
Lighted Boat Parade now accepting entries
The Lighted Boat Parade, sponsored by the Montgomery County Conservation Club, is another event you can catch at this year’s Riverfest. Boats decorated with hundreds of lights and other decorations begin their parade route at the marina basin around 7:20pm, Saturday, September 8th.
Jurors at the McGregor Park courtesy boat dock judge the boats in several categories while spectators watch the boats pass by the RiverWalk. Don’t want to just be a bystander in the show? Enter your boat in the festivities and you may even come home with an award!
Visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com to download an entry form today! Deadline to enter is September 7th.