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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces Fright on Franklin to be drive-thru trick-or-treating at Liberty Park

 

Health and safety of citizens remains a top priority

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is adapting their annual Halloween event, Fright on Franklin, into a drive-thru trick-or-treating experience due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Fright on Franklin Liberty Park presented by Altra Federal Credit Union will be held from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, October 31st, 2020. Visitors will experience Halloween throughout Liberty Park as numerous local businesses distribute candy along the route. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes but will not be allowed to leave their vehicles.

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Clarksville Downtown Market voted “#1 Market in America”

 

Clarksville tops 1,200 markets that competed in online vote

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, 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.

Vendors, patrons and Clarksville Parks and Recreation have combined to make the Clarksville Downtown Market the ‘#1 Market in America.’

Vendors, patrons and Clarksville Parks and Recreation have combined to make the Clarksville Downtown Market the ‘#1 Market in America.’

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces Digital Activity Guide this Fall

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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 Parks and Recreation's Digital Activity Guide will allow all activities to be current and up to date.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Digital Activity Guide will allow all activities to be current and up to date.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department opens New Parking Lot at Clarksville Greenway

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has opened a new parking lot at the Pollard Road Trailhead of the Clarksville Greenway.

The popularity of the Clarksville Greenway has grown rapidly over the years, and the Pollard Road Trailhead is the most used access point.

The new lot will help alleviate the parking problems and will help visitors avoid parking alongside Pollard Road.

59 new spaces available at Clarksville Greenway's Pollard Road Trailhead.

59 new spaces available at Clarksville Greenway’s Pollard Road Trailhead.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation installs Decoys at Liberty Park to scare Geese away

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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.

Decoys battle geese at Liberty Park. Rising population of the waterfowl has become a concern.

Decoys battle geese at Liberty Park. Rising population of the waterfowl has become a concern.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation makes adjustments to Riverfest due to COVID-19

 

RiverFest 2019Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is adapting the traditional three-day Riverfest celebration into nearly two weeks of in-person and virtual events with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic still having a widespread impact.

“Riverfest is our biggest event, and we know our community looks forward to it,” said Jennifer Letourneau, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Director. “We’ve been meeting and discussing possible ways to bring this event to life even if it looks different this year.”

Multiple events will replace traditional festival

Multiple events will replace traditional festival

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Montgomery County to move COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Location to Civitan Park

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Beginning Monday, August 3rd, 2020, the Montgomery County Health Department’s COVID-19 drive-through testing location will move from Richview Middle School to Civitan Park, located at 650 Bellamy Lane in St. Bethlehem.

Originally testing services were to resume at Veterans Plaza by August 3rd but rather than moving back and forth from that location due to the upcoming voting schedule, Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith worked with Emergency Management Agency Director Ed Baggett, Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Albert, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Letourneau, and the Tennessee Department of Health to find a long-term location for the community.

Civitan Park Montgomery County COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site Map.

Civitan Park Montgomery County COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site Map.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Billy Dunlop Park to reopen after Renovations

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Billy Dunlop Park ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24th.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – After a 6-month renovation project, Clarksville’s Billy Dunlop Park will reopen with an improved pavilion and extensive landscaping designed to protect the riverbank from erosion.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 9:00am at the park, 1930 East Boyscout Road. After the ceremony, the park will be reopened to the public.

Visitors will find major improvements to the park’s large pavilion, which got structural repairs, a new roof, siding and stone pillars. Other upgrades include new picnic tables, a grill and modern, fully accessible restrooms.

The renovated pavilion at Billy Dunlop Park now has modern, fully accessible restrooms.

The renovated pavilion at Billy Dunlop Park now has modern, fully accessible restrooms.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation prepares safe, responsible Summer Events, Programs

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – As the weather warms up, so does the desire to participate in traditional Clarksville Parks and Recreation events, programs and activities at parks, pools and athletic facilities.

However, the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines will continue to have a major impact on operations for parks and recreation departments here and across the country.

“Although this will not be a normal summer in regard to Clarksville Parks and Recreation programs and services, we are eager to operate safely and responsibly where possible,” said Jennifer Letourneau, Director of Clarksville Parks and Recreation.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Office

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Office

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites public to design workshop for inclusive playground

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is inviting citizens to participate in a two-day workshop on the design of a proposed new inclusive playground at the Clarksville Athletic Complex at Exit 8.

The workshop is from 6:00pm-7:30pm on January 16th at Freedom Point. The purpose is to show the community what inclusive play looks like and to gather ideas, thoughts and visions about how a new inclusive park could take shape in the Athletic Complex, which is in the design phase.

The goal is to formulate a path forward based on input from the community to create a playground for everyone to enjoy.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department workshop will brainstorm design of potential playground at Exit 8 Clarksville Athletic Complex.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department workshop will brainstorm design of potential playground at Exit 8 Clarksville Athletic Complex.

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