Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department reports a sidewalk construction project near the Kenwood Schools campus will require the Heritage Park skate park to close for about two weeks.
In January, representatives from Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Clarksville-Montgomery County schools, the City of Clarksville, DBS & Associates Engineering, Clarksville Gas & Water Department and contractor Adams Construction met for a preconstruction meeting to discuss the sidewalk project.
The effort is funded by TDOT’s Safe Routes to School Grants, which covers a network of sidewalks that begin near the entrance to Heritage Park, and continues to Kenwood High School and Kenwood Middle School.
The work will begin soon, and Heritage Park skate park will be closed from March 3rd-16th, 2020.
The Safe Routes to School program promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, safety education and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school. Nationally, 10-14 percent of car trips during morning rush hour are for school travel. SRTS initiatives improve safety and levels of physical activity for students.
About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of indoor/outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities and entertainment events for people living in Clarksville, Montgomery County and Fort Campbell. These free or reasonably priced, year-round experiences help residents enhance their health, wellness, and social engagement — resulting in a stronger, better community.
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.