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Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosts free summer fun this June and July

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Trying to find ways to beat the summertime blues and boredom for youth and teens this year?

The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be offering free food and summer fun for youth in the Clarksville community with the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program.

2016 Mayor’s Summer Night Lights

The Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program was inspired by a similar program in Los Angeles, California created to combat gang violence in the area.

The Clarksville Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program creates a fun and exciting atmosphere that offers youth and teens a positive way to spend their time during the summer months.

“I am so proud of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program. We always have a great time because there are so many activities for kids of all ages to participate in,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.  “Our Parks and Recreation team does a wonderful job with the program and I want to thank them and the volunteers who make this program so special and successful.”

The fourth season of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program will kick off Monday, June 6th at the Kleeman Center with 5-on-5 Basketball Tournaments for those ages 14 and older. Anyone wishing to participate in these tournaments must be at the location no later than 5:45pm to sign up.

The season will continue featuring a multitude of activities including a DJ, dance team competitions, local music artist performances, arts & crafts, athletic competitions, and even free food! A meal is provided free of charge by Manna Café each night of the program. There will also be a step show featuring fraternities and sororities from Austin Peay State University.

What’s the best part about the Summer Night Lights program? Is it the free food? The wide variety of activities and entertainment? Many would say the best part of the program is that it is completely free of charge to attend and enjoy! That’s right, this program offers fifteen evenings of free summer fun!

Summer Night Lights will feature a total of six locations of summer fun on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 9:00pm beginning June 6 and continuing through July 27th.

For specific location dates, see the following schedule:

Bel-Aire Park, 124 Marie Drive

  • Wednesday, June 15th
  • Monday, July 18th

Lettie Kendall Park, 300 A Street

  • Monday, June 27th

Lincoln Homes, 20J Howard Street

  • Wednesday, June 8th
  • Monday, July 25th

Kleeman Community Center, 166 Cunningham Lane

  • Monday, June 6th
  • Wednesday, June 22nd
  • Wednesday, July 6th
  • Wednesday, July 27th

Summit Heights, 20 Summit Heights

  • Monday, June 13th
  • Wednesday, June 29th
  • Monday, July 11th
  • Wednesday, July 20th

Pettus Park, 345 Farris Drive

  • Wednesday, June 8th
  • Monday, July 25th

Want to be a part of this awesome program?  Booth space for approved vendors is free and includes a tent, table and chairs.  Each booth must provide an activity for youth and teens.

If you would like more information on Summer Night Lights or would like to volunteer, please contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/summernightlights

For up-to-the-minute updates, be sure to “like” Clarksville Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You may even see your photo on the page! Mark your calendars and tell your friends, because it is sure to be a great time!

About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department OfficeThe mission of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages, maintains more than 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.

To learn more call 931.645.7476.

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