Topic: Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department
Clarksville, TN – The best place to live in America now has the “#1 Market in America.”
The Clarksville Downtown Market presented by CDE Lightband was crowned the overall “People’s Choice” winner and earned the $1,000 first prize after months of voting in the American Farmland Trust’s 12th Annual Farmers Market Celebration. Chartered in 1980, the American Farmland Trust focuses on protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.
The Clarksville Downtown Market, coordinated by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, began in 2010 and has grown in popularity each year.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual BBQ Bash from 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at Liberty Park. The event is sponsored by TriStar Beverage of Clarksville, Queener Law, and Bojangles.
The public is invited to watch area teams compete to prepare the best tasting barbecue. Admission for the public is free, and guests can expect live music, artisan vendors and a cornhole tournament. Beer and barbecue will be available for purchase, and 100 percent of beer proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation has begun planning for the 2020 Clarksville Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, December 5th, 2020 in Downtown Clarksville. The public is being asked to decide on critical pieces of the event.
Each year, the parade, hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County, has a central theme that guides the decoration of vehicles and costumes of participants. This year’s theme will be decided by the public through online voting. Options include gingerbread houses, Polar Express, songs of Christmas and snow globes.
Montgomery County, TN – On Tuesday, September 15th. 2020, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program held its annual awards banquet. In the past this banquet has been held in person at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center but this year the Program held a virtual banquet to celebrate environmental stewardship amongst local organizations while staying safe and socially distanced.
The awards included 8 Excellence Awards, 2 Best Overall Organization Awards, 16 Level-Up Awards and the Ron Smithfield Persistence Award. The big winner of the day was the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department taking home the Outstanding Efforts in Land Use Award, the Best Overall Small Organization Award and an award for achieving Platinum Level in the Program.
Jury selects the festival’s top artists for awards
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of the Riverfest Juried Art Show.
With the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic still having a widespread impact, the show was converted into a 3-day exhibit September 10th-12th, 2020 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
Selected artwork was hung and winning artwork labeled with ribbons, along with a slideshow displayed at the event to recognize all winning artists.
The event focuses on the frontier and colonial history of Clarksville. Native American and frontier re-enactors will demonstrate activities such as flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith operation, frontier camp life, ax throwing, and flintlock musket firing.
“Valentine Sevier and his family settled this area in 1790 and built a compound and station at the confluence of the Cumberland River and Red River,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will host two Movies in the Park presented by Kyrstin Frate with Keller Williams during September. The two events are part of the two-week Riverfest festivities scheduled for September 1st-12th, 2020.
Dreamworks’ “Trolls World Tour” will be shown on Saturday, September 5th and Disney Pixar’s “Onward” on Friday, September 11th. Both events will be held at the Liberty Park Athletic Field, and activities will begin at 5:00pm, followed by the movie at sunset, which is around 7:00pm.
Clarksville, TN – As the weather cools down and indoor activities become more popular, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is releasing a new Activity Guide that brings a catalog of those activities into the palm of your hand.
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Activity Guide, released every three months, details all events and activities and provides information about the City’s parks and trails systems.
The guide, traditionally available in printed form, will only be available in a digital version this Fall due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Clarksville, TN – Decoys have been strategically installed at Liberty Park as a necessary step to address the rising goose population in the area. Decoys such as coyotes standing in the wetlands may be alarming at first, but they play a vital role in maintaining the park’s environment.
Liberty Park is a great place for picnics, exercise, playtime, and to enjoy nature, but the geese who typically migrate in and out of the area have made the park their full-time home.
Heritage Park Skate Park will remain Open.
Clarksville, TN – Starting today, Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Heritage Park’s skate park, located at 1241 Peachers Mill Road will undergo repairs. Work will be isolated to the quarter pipe and is expected to take 7-10 days.
While repairs are underway the remainder of the facility will remain open. Patrons are encouraged to avoid the area under construction until the work is complete.
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