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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 18th, 2015

 

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: Spring Adult Leagues Meeting Scheduled, Book a Liberty Park Facility for Your Big Day, Register now for February Swim Lessons, Surrender of Clarksville event and Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Surrender of Clarksville.

153rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Surrender of Clarksville

Spring Adult Leagues Meeting Scheduled

Registration for Adult Spring Softball and Kickball leagues begins soon with an organizational meeting scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday, January 24th at the Burt-Cobb Community Center. League participants, to include coaches, sanctioning representatives, and umpires are invited to attend.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be kicking off our spring and summer recreation leagues with registration beginning January 26th. To learn more, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/athletics

Book a Liberty Park Facility for Your Big Day

Brides, don’t miss the Clarksville Brides Wedding & Event Showcase on Sunday, January 25th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center from noon to 4:00pm to find out everything you need to know about booking Freedom Point or the Wilma Rudolph Event Center for your special day!

Hosting an event this January, February or March? Keep in mind a Liberty Park facility when hosting your next event or function! For availability, pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, call Matthew Nixon at 931.645.7476.

Register now for February Swim Lessons

Every month, the Indoor Aquatic Center offers five comprehensive levels of swimming lessons as well as Mommy & Me, Preschool, Adult and Adaptive lessons to the public! The next two-week session will be held February 2nd-12th. Cost is $35.00 per session, or $15.00 with a pool pass.

Registration is currently underway at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. If those dates don’t work with your schedule, sign up for one of our upcoming sessions: March 2nd-12th or April 6th-16th.

Would you rather have one-on-one instruction? The Indoor Aquatic Center now offers private swim lessons! Private Swim Lessons are available by reservation only and include a minimum of four, 45-minutes sessions for $110.00. Additional sessions may be purchased for an additional $30.00 per session. To reserve a private session, please contact Ashlee Burris or Kim Gilbert by calling 931.472.3380.

Surrender of Clarksville event

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville on Saturday, February 21st from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Baxter’s Battery who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations. Musket firing demonstrations will take place at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.

The surrender of Clarksville was a significant event in our Civil War history. Once Fort Defiance and the city fell, there was nothing to stop Union gunboats from capturing Nashville, which was the first Confederate state capital to fall to the North. Upon the surrender, the citizens of Clarksville endured four years of Union occupation.

This event is free and open to the public. For a more information, please visit www.fortdefianceclarksville.com or call 931.472.3351.


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