Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is excited to invite young people in the Clarksville community to a summer program filled with free food and fun activities designed to help young people fight the summertime blues and boredom.
The fifth season of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program will kick off June 5th with 5-on-5 basketball tournaments and continue at various locations throughout the summer with DJs, athletic competitions, arts and crafts, local music performances and even a step show featuring fraternities and sororities from Austin Peay State University.
“We created the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program, which was inspired by a successful program in Los Angeles, to provide teens with a positive way to spend their time during the summer months,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said.
“This is a free program offered by the City of Clarksville that includes 15 evenings of activities and food. I encourage young people to get involved and add some fun to their summer,” stated Mayor McMillan.
The fun begins Monday, June 5th at the Kleeman Community Center with 5-on-5 Basketball Tournaments for players age 14 and older. Participants must sign up at the center no later than 5:45pm.
Summer Night Lights, coordinated by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, continues at six locations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 9:00pm through July 26th. The program is designed for teens, but all ages are welcome. A meal is provided free of charge by Manna Café each night of the program.
Here is the complete Summer Night Lights schedule:
Bel-Aire Park, 124 Marie Drive
Wednesday, June 14th
Wednesday, July 5th
Wednesday, July 26th
Lettie Kendall Park, 300 A Street
Wednesday, June 21st
Wednesday, July 12th
Lincoln Homes, 20J Howard Street
Wednesday, June 7th
Wednesday, June 28th
Wednesday, July 19th
Kleeman Center, 166 Cunningham Lane
Monday, June 5th
Monday, June 26th
Monday, July 17th
Summit Heights, 20 Summit Heights
Monday, June 12th
Monday, July 24th
Edith Pettus Park, 345 Farris Drive
Monday, June 19th
Monday, July 10th
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. Visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec to sign up!
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.
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.