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Clarksville, 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, Sevier Days at Fort Defiance and the Heritage Park Skate Park Art Contest.
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 Boy Scout Road, Clarksville, TN.
Heritage Park Skate Park Art Contest
The Clarksville Parks Recreation Department is once again seeking entries for its Art on the Park contest. This contest takes place every two years in an effort to beautify the Heritage Park Skate Park and to deter graffiti.
We’re looking for your creative submission – a drawing, painting, and new this year – music samples!
Not only will winning artists be able to paint their artwork on the skate park walls, but winning musicians will be able to perform live at the Art on the Park event on Saturday, October 15th at the Heritage Park Skate Park, located at 1241 Peacher’s Mill Road.
Prizes will be awarded to multiple winners in two age groups, ages 12-19 and 19-25.
Entries can be submitted in-person at the Clarksville Parks Recreation Department, located at 102 Public Square, or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/artonthepark
Artists: Winners will receive a $25.00 cash prize, custom t-shirt featuring their design, and the opportunity to paint their artwork on a pre-selected skate park wall. A mentor will be provided by Art Link to assist with the painting. All supplies will be provided.
Musicians: Any musicians, bands or solo artists are eligible to participate. A competition will be held at Wicked Good Sandwiches on September 24th for all musicians. Winners will receive a free E.P. recording and the opportunity to perform live on October 15th.
Guests to the Art on the Park event on October 15th will be able to talk to artists about their work on display, listen to live performances by the musicians, and enjoy skate demos and clinics. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available to purchase. All are welcome to attend.
Art on the Park is sponsored by Porter Paints, Sacer & Savive, Art Link, No Egrets Tattoos, Clarksville Living Magazine, and Wicked Good Sandwiches.
For more information regarding the Art on the Park Contest, contact Clarksville Parks Recreation at 931.645.7476.
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
Sevier Days at Fort Defiance
The City of Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is excited to present “Sevier Days,” an 18th century, pre-Civil War event from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 16th and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 17th.
This two-day event will focus on the historical frontier and colonial period of Clarksville and will feature reenactors, flintlock musket firing demonstrations, a flint knapper making Indian arrowheads, an authentic blacksmith operation and a frontier camp. Don’t miss the reenactment of the conflict between frontiersmen Valentine Sevier and Chickamauga Chief, Doublehead.
The event is free and open to the public.
About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
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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