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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 12th, 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:

  • National Kids in Parks Day
  • Clarksville Downtown Market to Open May 18th
  • Summer Pool Passes
  • Civil War Summer Camp
  • Zumba Returns to the Crow Center
Get your Summer Pool Passes at Clarksville Parks and Recreation

Get your Summer Pool Passes at Clarksville Parks and Recreation

National Kids in Parks Day

National Kids to Parks DaySaturday, May 18th is National Kids to Parks Day! The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating with two events that can get children out of the house and having a ball.

The Spring Family Campout will be held Saturday, May 18th at Billy Dunlop Park, located at 1930 East Boy Scout Road. Families can camp overnight at the park for only $20.00 per family, up to six members, or $5.00 per individual. Dinner and breakfast will be provided and pre-registration is required at

Additionally, boys and girls ages 9 to 14 may participate in the local Hershey Track & Field competition, to be held at the Rossview High School Track at 9:00am. Kids may compete in various track and field events and will be given the opportunity to advance to higher levels of competition, leading up to the national competition in Hershey, PA! This event is free to participate.

Clarksville Downtown Market to Open May 18th

Clarksville Downtown MarketThe 2013 Clarksville Downtown Market opens Saturday, May 18th, with 70 vendors offering local fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, milk, décor, seasonal flowers and more. The Clarksville Downtown Market will be open Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm through October 19th on Public Square.

Opening Day of the Market will feature musical performances by Eric Compton & Brio, cooking demonstrations by Kristina Waters, Arts and Crafts for Kids by Cynthia Bellar and Chalk, Paper, Scissors, Market bags to the first 500 in attendance and prizes!

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.

Civil War Summer Camp

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive CenterThe Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host the City’s first Civil War Summer Camp for 5th and 6th graders. Students will learn about the people, events, vocabulary, songs, food, drills, clothing and flags associated with the War.

Civil War Summer Camp will be June 17th through 21st from 8:00am until noon at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center. Cost to participate is $50.00 per student. Pre-registration is required and available through June 1st at For Defiance, the Clraksville Parks and Recreation Main Office or online at
Classes are limited to 12 participants so sign up today!

Zumba Returns to the Crow Center

ZumbaDitch the workout and join the Zumba fitness party at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road!

Crow will once again offer Zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm beginning May 29th.




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