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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 24th, 2015


Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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 Program Guides, Civil War Summer Camp, Fundamental Basketball Day Camps, and Daddy-Daughter Date Night.

2015 Civil War Summer Day Camp

Summer Program Guides Now Available

Interested in learning more about what Parks and Recreation offers? Grab our quarterly program guide to find out about swim lessons, special events, how to rent our facilities and so much more.

Program guides are free and can be picked up at any of our facilities and many of our parks. Digital copies can be found online at

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

Civil War Summer Camp
The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for history savvy youth. The Camp will be two, one-week sessions for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grades this June.

The Civil War Summer Camp, instructed by Karel Biggs, will focus on the American Civil War. Students will learn more about the people, events, vocabulary, songs, food, drills, clothing and flags associated with the War.

The first session will be held Monday, June 1st through Friday, June 5th, and the second from Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th. Each session will take place from 8:00am to noon at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street.

The cost of the camp is $60.00 per student. Pre-registration is required and available through May 30th at Fort Defiance, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office or online at Sessions are limited to 12 participants, so sign up today!

*NEW* Fundamental Basketball Day Camps

Burt-Cobb Community Center is excited to offer youth, ages 6-12, the opportunity to learn basic dribbling, ball handling, and shooting techniques from Coach Tracie Mason-Blair during their Fundamental Basketball Day Camps. Camps will be held Friday, June 5th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for youth ages 6-8 and on Friday, June 12th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for youth ages 9-12.

An organized game will follow both day camps. There is no cost to participate, but a Community Center ID card is required. ID cards can be purchased for $5.00 and are good for one calendar year at all three Community Centers.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night Tickets on Sale Now

The time is now to purchase your tickets for the 2nd Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night! The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a memorable evening for dad and daughter couples on Thursday, June 25th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, 1190 Cumberland Drive, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is the perfect place for fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and positive male role-models of all kinds to enjoy an evening with their special girl. Games, food, and giveaways will make this a night they won’t forget. Event is open to girls 5-17 years-old and accompanying adult. This year’s theme is “Sail Away”.

Tickets are $25.00 per couple and $10.00 for each additional daughter. Register online at, by calling 931.645.7476, or dropping by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, 102 Public Square.

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