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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for July 16th, 2016

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: Wonder Kids Triathlon, Book Signing at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, and Burt-Cobb Community Center “Let’s Just Dance”.

2016 Wonder Kids Triathlon

Wonder Kids Triathlon

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to host the 4th Annual Wonder Kids Triathlon to be held Saturday, August 6th! This event is open to boys and girls ages 3-12 and will take place at the area surrounding New Providence Pool located at 168 Cunningham Lane.

Just like in a traditional triathlon, the Wonder Kids Triathlon athletes will participate in three legs of the event: swimming, biking and running.

Each course length varies depending on age:

  • 3-5 years-old: 25 meter Swim, ¼ mile Bike, 100 yard Run
  • 6-8 years-old: 50 meter Swim, ½ mile Bike, ¼ mile Run
  • 9-12 years-old: 100 meter Swim, 1 mile Bike, ½ mile Run

Cost to participate is $25.00 per child and pre-registration is required. Spots are limited, so register now! Registration can be completed at Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office, located at 102 Public Square, any of the City’s three recreation centers, or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/events.

Registration ends July 17th.

Interested in volunteering for this event? Please email us at parksrec@cityofclarksville.com for volunteer opportunities.

For complete details, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec or call 931. 645.7476.

Let’s Just Dance

“Let’s Just Dance” Teen Event to be held at Burt-Cobb Recreation Center on July 22nd.
“Let’s Just Dance” Teen Event to be held at Burt-Cobb Recreation Center on July 22nd.

On July 22nd at 7:00pm, the Burt-Cobb Community Center, located at 1011 Franklin Street, will expand its offerings to the community by hosting a new teen event, “Let’s Just Dance.”

Teens, ages 13-17, are invited to come dance and party in a safe environment with friends from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

The event will include a DJ and teens can compete in dance competitions to win prizes.

The cost to attend is $5.00 per teen. Each attendee will receive a hot dog and drink included with their $5.00 registration charge.

For more information call Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476.

Book Signing

"A Long and Bloody Task" by Stephen Davis
“A Long and Bloody Task” by Stephen Davis

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a lecture and book signing with author Stephen Davis on Thursday, July 21st from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The lecture will begin at 1:00pm, and upon its conclusion Davis will sign copies of his book, “A Long and Bloody Task” until 4:00pm.

Spring of 1864 brought a whole new war to the Western Theater, with new commanders and what would become a new style of warfare. Federal armies, perched in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after their stunning victories there the previous fall, poised on the edge of Georgia for the first time in the war.

Atlanta sat in the far distance. Major General William T. Sherman, newly elevated to command the Union’s western armies, eyed it covetously—the South’s last great untouched prize.

“Get into the interior of the enemy’s country as far as you can, inflicting all the damage you can against their war resources,” his superior, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, ordered.

And so began one of the last great campaigns in the West: Sherman’s long and bloody task.

The acknowledged expert on all things related to the battle of Atlanta, historian Steve Davis has lived in the area the majority of his life, and in A Long and Bloody Task, he tells the tale of the Atlanta campaign as only a local can. He brings his Southern sensibility to the Emerging Civil War Series, known for its engaging storytelling and accessible approach to history.

This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Fort Defiance, please visit www.cityofclarksville.com/fortdefiance or call 931.472.3351.

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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