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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for August 21st, 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: Sleep Under The Stars Campout, Canoe + Kayak Float, Riverfest Activities, Clarksville Downtown Market running for National Award, and Youth Adaptive Soccer League.

Canoe + Float - September 17th

Riverfest Activities

Clarksville Riverfest will be held September 8th-10th, 2016.

Clarksville Riverfest will be held September 8th-10th, 2016.

There are so many ways to play at the City of Clarksville’s 29th annual Riverfest Celebration. The Festival will be held Thursday, September 8th through Saturday, September 10th, 2016.

Whether you are looking for a competition, team event or just some fun and games Riverfest will have you covered all weekend long! Sign up online at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com

52-Hour Film Festival

Participants will create a short film (4-7 minutes) based on the genre assigned at the mandatory meeting Friday, August 19th at 6:00pm at Freedom Point. Films will be judged, selected and screened at a public showing on Thursday, September 8th as part of the Riverfest Art Experience.

Juried Art Show

Professional, Amateur, Student, and Senior Divisions are available. Entry fees vary depending on division – register early and save! Art Show will be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Thursday, September 8th as part of the Riverfest Art Experience.

Human Foosball Tournament

Takes place Saturday, September 10th, 10:00am – 8:00pm.

Grab five of your favorite friends and compete for your chance to win ultimate bragging rights! Six-man teams will compete in this life-size version of your favorite table top game in one of three divisions: Youth (10-17 years old), Adults (18-30 years old), and Semi-Pro (31 years old and above).

Cost is $60.00 for the entire team. Register your team today!

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Takes place Saturday, September 10th, beginning at 10:00am.

This fan favorite is back for the tenth year. Boats are constructed from recycled materials and raced down the Cumberland River in a 100-yard dash. Divisions include: adult, youth (with adult), civic/churches, businesses, and local government agencies. Registration ends Friday, September 2nd.

Volunteer at Riverfest

We understand that this event would not be possible without our dedicated community supporters.

Volunteer opportunities are endless, browse the opportunities we have available and sign up online at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com to help.

Vote Clarksville Downtown Market #1

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

The Clarksville Downtown Market is in the running to receive national recognition from American Farmland Trust, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving farmland for the next generation.

Shoppers are encouraged to come to the market on Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Public Square and then endorse the market by stopping by the info booth or by visiting http://markets.farmland.org/market/clarksville-downtown-farmers-market

To learn more and participate, visit markets.farmland.org today. The Celebration will run during the summer season and end September 21st, 2016.

The Clarksville Downtown Market is a weekly open-air market featuring local farmers and artisans who offer locally-grown fresh produce, food items, and handcrafted products. The Market strives to provide an opportunity for local customers to connect with local businesses, while enhancing quality of life in our community.

Youth Adaptive Soccer League

Youth Adaptive Soccer League to be offered in September by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department.

Youth Adaptive Soccer League to be offered in September by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department.

Want to learn to play soccer? Increase your soccer skills? Learn more about the sport? Have fun and meet new friends? If so, this league is for you!

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is proud to offer an Adaptive Soccer League for children and young adults ages 7 to 18 with physical or mental disabilities.

Youth adaptive soccer teaches basic rules and good sportsmanship in a non-threatening environment. The cost is $25.00 per player. Each player will receive a jersey and medal.

Registration for the league is underway and is available online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

Registration is also available in-person at the Kleeman Community Center, Crow Community Center and Burt-Cobb Community Center as well as at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation main office, located at 102 Public Square. The Main Office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Practices and games will be held at the Heritage Park Soccer Complex. Practices begin August 29th. Games will be played on Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm beginning September 25th. Season will run approximately six weeks.

If you’re also interested in a leadership role on the field, Clarksville Parks and Recreation is seeking coaches. Our youth leagues rely heavily on the generosity of parents and volunteers to provide coaching support. There is no experience required and training will be provided. If interested, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office.

For more details on Youth Recreation Leagues, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office at 931.645.7476.

Sleep Under The Stars Campout

Join Clarksville Parks and Recreation for a bonfire, games, ghost stories and more at our great family campout at Billy Dunlop Park! Sleep Under The Stars Campout will be held September 24th at 2:00pm until September 25th at 9:00am.

Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is September 21st, and registration can be done online here: https://recpro.cityofclarksville.com/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C4980

The cost is $10.00 per person or $40.00 for a family (up to 6 people)

Event includes an afternoon and evening of games and fun as well as a hot dog dinner and breakfast provided Sunday morning. Families must provide their own tent and sleeping materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Billy Dunlop Park is located at 1930 East Boyscout Road, Clarksville, TN.

Canoe + Kayak Float

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to host a float event for canoe and kayak enthusiasts! Join us for our next float on Saturday, September 17th at 7:30am. The float will be held at Robert Clark Park.

Pre-register online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

Participants will need to have their own canoe/kayak & life jacket and the float is FREE of charge. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

Need equipment? Call one of the outfitters below:

Run-A-Muck Outfitters: 931.551.6606
Blueway Adventures: 931.320.8466

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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