Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 21st, 2013

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:

  • Warrior Week Picnic
  • Civil War Photography Exhibit
  • Cumberland Arts Experience
  • 50 Plus Olympics
  • Summer Pool Passes
  • Front Entrance Renovations

Warrior Week Picnic

The City of Clarksville hosts the 6th Annual Military Appreciation Day Picnic, Saturday, April 27th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Heritage Park, as part of the weeklong celebration known as Warrior Week.

The Annual Military Appreciation Day Picnic welcomes all active duty, retired military and their families to enjoy free food and drinks. Kids can jump on inflatables, play games, have their faces painted and more! The picnic is free with a valid Military ID.

Civil War Photography Exhibit

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a photography exhibit Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The exhibit will include a collection of photographs dating between the 1840’s and 1860’s, with an emphasis on photography during the American Civil War.

Visitors will be able to observe how a mobile photography studio would have looked and operated during that time period and purchase their own image preserved on steel or glass.

In addition, visitors can tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.

Cumberland Arts Experience

Cumberland Arts Experience will be held Saturday, April 27th, at the Kleeman Community Center located at 166 Cunningham Lane, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Learn basic painting skills as you paint along with an instructor to create a piece of art you can take home with you. Each month features a different painting, all inspired by things and places in the Cumberland region, so the classes will never be the same!

Cost to participate is $35.00 per class and includes supplies such as paint and canvas. This month’s painting will be “Floating Down the Cumberland.”

Pre-registration is required and available online at If you can’t make the April class, sessions will be held May 25th, June 22nd and July 27th.

50 Plus Olympics

Registration is underway for the 50 Plus Olympics! This event is open to those at least 50-years-old and will take place at various locations in Clarksville. You don’t have to be a pro to compete!

Competitors can enjoy golf, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, basketball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming events, track & field events, disc golf, cornhole, lawn darts and ladderball. Competitors can also enjoy a delicious and fun meal at the closing dinner!

Summer Pool Passes

Did you know that pool passes are on sale year round? If you’re preparing for your summer pool visits, don’t forget your pool pass!

Want to save some time in line? Here are tips to cut your wait time.

Front Entrance Renovations

Please pardon our construction as we are renovating our front counter area. All patrons are asked to please use the 102 Public Square entrance.