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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 2nd, 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: Summer Youth Program, Liberty Park Pond Closed, Fort Defiance Marches to the Past, Youth Co-Ed Flag Football, and Warrior Week Picnic.

Warrior Week Picnic Rescheduled for June 22nd, 2013.

Warrior Week Picnic Rescheduled for June 22nd, 2013.

Liberty Park Pond Closed

Youth Fishing Rodeo

In order to provide a fun experience for participants in the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Youth Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 8th we ask that the public refrain from using the pond at Liberty Park beginning at 6:00am on Monday, June 3rd through 2:00pm on Monday, June 10th.

The Youth Fishing Rodeo is a free event coordinated at Liberty Park pond on June 8th.

Summer Youth Program

Summer Youth Program

The 2013 Summer Youth Program begins June 3rd with the opening of 15 program sites, including three sites just for teens, and will end July 12th. This year’s theme is “It’s a Jungle Out There!”

Summer Youth Program is a six-week day camp-type program offered each summer to youths, ages 6-16. Gyms at various locations are staffed with directors and assistants, who will help with activities and provide free, instructional classes such as gymnastics and karate. Registration is underway at all sites!

Fort Defiance Marches to the Past

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Fort Defiance will host the “March to the Past” event on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, June 9th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street.

This event will feature living history demonstrations such as infantry drills, Civil War medicine and clothing, rolling rifle cartridges, quilting and games for children. There will also be cannon firing demonstrations at the Fort.

Youth Co-Ed Flag Football

Do your kids want to try out Flag Football this summer?  We are excited to introduce our new Youth Co-Ed Flag Football League by hosting the first-ever Youth Flag Football Clinics this summer. Two sessions will be held for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 at Northeast High School from 8:00am to noon, the first on June 15th and the second to be held July 13th.

These clinics, taught by Coach Isaac Shelby and his Northeast High School football staff, will introduce flag football with an emphasis on fundamentals. Participants will learn rules, develop skills and make new friends!

Each clinic costs $25.00 and includes a shirt, lunch and water bottle. Each clinic participant is also eligible to receive $5.00 off of registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League set to begin later this summer.

Registration for the Youth Flag Football league will take place June 17th through July 19th. Cost is $65.00 per child and includes shirt, medal, flag belt & flags.

Pre-registration can be completed online at or at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office.

Warrior Week Picnic Rescheduled

Warrior Week PicnicThe City of Clarksville Warrior Week Picnic including the Softball Game and the Car, Truck and Bike Show has been rescheduled for June 22nd at Heritage Park, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

The event was originally scheduled to take place April 27th but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

This event is free and open to anyone with a valid military ID.




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