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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, Youth Basketball League and the Heritage Park Skate Park Art Contest.
Youth Basketball League
Is your child interested in playing basketball this winter? The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer a Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ages 7 to 15.
The fee is $65.00 per participant. Each player will receive a jersey, water bottle and award.
Practices will be held at local school gymnasiums beginning November 1 and games will be held each Saturday beginning December 3rd at the Burt-Cobb Community Center, Crow Community Center and the Kleeman Community Center. The season will run approximately eight weeks.
Registration for the league opened September 2nd and is available online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec. Registration is also available in-person at the City’s Recreation Centers, as well as at Clarksville Parks and Recreation, located at 102 Public Square. First-time registrants must provide child’s birth certificate for age verification.
Interested in a leadership role on the court? 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.
For more details on Youth Recreation Leagues, please contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation 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 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.
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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