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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for February 15th, 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: 50K Tree Day, 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville, Fly Fishing program for youth and teens and Winter Gym.

153rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Surrender of Clarksville

50K Tree Day! Volunteers Needed!

50K Tree Day! Help Us Plant 50,000 Trees in One Hour Across Tennessee

50K Tree Day! Help Us Plant 50,000 Trees in One Hour Across Tennessee

Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites the public to join us and statewide groups including Tennessee Stormwater Association and the Tennessee Environmental Council for 50K Tree Day on February 21st, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Billy Dunlop Park and Valley Brook Park.

Join hundreds of volunteers across all 95 counties in Tennessee to plant 50,000 native bare-root seedlings in one hour! If you’ve never planted a tree before, it’s easy, and we’ll show you how.

If interested in volunteering, please contact Clarksville’s City Forester, Katherine Stevenson, at 931.645.7476.

For more information about this event please visit the Tennessee Environmental Council website at the following link:

153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

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

152nd Anniversary of the Surrender of ClarksvilleThe 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, 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”.

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

Fly Fishing program for youth and teens is back!

Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Youth and Teen Fly Fishing programDo you like fishing? Are you interested in aquatic environments? Clarksville Parks and Recreation has once again teamed up with the National Fishing in Schools Program to offer a class in basic fly fishing!

Class will be held at the Crow Community Center on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, March 5th through March 26th, and is open to grades 6-12.

The cost of the class is $10.00 per person, along with $5.00 Center ID. Space is available but limited, so sign up now by visiting and clicking the link to our online registration portal. Registration can also be completed at any of our three community centers as well as our main office, located at 102 Public Square.

The National Fishing in Schools Program educates participants about fish, insects, aquatic environments, resource stewardship and conservation using fishing, and learning the skills of casting. This program will make learning the skills of fishing fun and easy. What makes this class unique is the use of the CasTarget system, which uses photorealistic targets. This will help participants better visualize the target, and gain a better sense of fishing.

Winter Gym

Winter Gym Provides Community with Recreational Basketball Free Play

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has once again partnered with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to provide an opportunity for recreational basketball free play, known as Winter Gym at Byrns-Darden Elementary, located at 609 East Street. The gymnasium is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through March 19th, 2015.

Program is open to all ages, although participants ages 13 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission is free, and you can register on-site!

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