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City of Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration set for July 3rd, 2015

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville will celebrate our nation’s independence this year with the eighth annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at Liberty Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities and music will begin at 6:30pm. Seating is available throughout the park and the concerts will take place on the Great Lawn of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Concessions are for sale throughout the park.

Clarksville Independence Day Celebration
Clarksville Independence Day Celebration

Liberty Park Parking

Parking is available inside the park for handicap license plates and placards. Marina users must have approved vehicle tags or temporary pass.

Boats with trailers will be allowed to access the boat ramp parking area until 4:00pm or until the parking area has been filled.  For safety reasons, no boats will be allowed to enter or exit the area between 8:00pm and 10:00pm.

Additionally, Zinc Plant Road and the Zinc Plant Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 9:30pm to 10:00pm for the fireworks show.  Guests should expect long delays on Riverside Drive and Highway 48-13 prior to and after the event.

Satellite Parking

There are three satellite parking locations available for visitors beginning at 4:00pm. In order to assist with parking, CTS will be offering free rides to and from the event from several locations close to the park.  First, for those people who want to park downtown, buses will begin departing the downtown Transit Center at 4:00pm.  First Baptist Church and the downtown parking garage will both be available for shuttle pickup. Public Parking in Historic Downtown Clarksville is free after 5:00pm.

Second, the parking lot at the Big Lots shopping area on Riverside Drive will also be open for parking.  A CTS shuttle will run through this location to Liberty Park.  It is expected that this lot will fill quickly and once the lot is full, the shuttle will not continue to pick up guests for transport to the park.

Additionally, the parking lot at 1312 Highway 48/13, the School System Facilities Building, will be open. This is the old Jostens Facility off of Highway 48/13, just past Liberty Park. All shuttles will continue their loop until 9:15pm. There will be a slight pause in service during the fireworks.

The shuttles will each be marked with their destination. Please make sure you remember which lot you parked in, and return to that corresponding bus.

At the conclusion of the fireworks show, CTS buses will begin returning guests to these parking areas with the last bus departing from Liberty Park promptly at 11:00pm.

The Clarksville Police Department will be stationed at all major intersections in the area around Liberty Park and Riverside Drive beginning at 6:00pm and continuing after the event.  For safety reasons, pedestrians walking to the park are encouraged to cross at these intersections.

To continue receiving up-to-date information regarding the Independence Day celebration, please follow us on Facebook, “Clarksville Parks and Recreation”.

As a general reminder, in order to prepare for the event, Liberty Park will be closed at sunrise on Friday, July 3rd for all activities except the Independence Day Celebration and will reopen to the general public at sunrise on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.

Safety In Liberty Park

With the large turnout expected for this event, please remember the following safety precautions and Rules of Liberty Park:

  1. No roaming solicitation.
  2. No pets allowed during event. Clearly marked service animals are permitted.
  3. No drugs or alcoholic beverages allowed.
  4. No fighting or foul language allowed.
  5. No personal fireworks.
  6. No personal grills.

Signs will be posted inside the park denoting areas where weapons are prohibited. These areas are Army Corp of Engineer property and thus do not allow weapons of any kind. As a reminder no alcohol is permitted anywhere inside Liberty Park.

This year’s event is presented by The City of Clarksville and sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville Family Magazine and Clarksville Transit System.

For more details on the City of Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration, visit http://www.cityofclarksville.com/events or call the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department at 931.645.7476.

About Clarksville Parks and Recreation

The mission of the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture. To learn more, visit www.cityofclarksville.com, like us on Facebook, or call 931.645.7476.


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