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PARKS & REC
ACT I V I TY G U I D E
Stay active with our youth and adult athletic leagues.
Dive into Clarksvilleâ€™s history by taking a tour or participating in an event at Fort Defiance.
Explore over thirty activities including fitness, martial arts, dance and enrichment.
PARKS & FACILITIES MAP
AQUATICS Learn about our indoor pool and the classes and programs it offers.
GOLF Get a sneak peek of the new additions to Swan Lake Golf Course.
Get aquainted with the locations of our parks, trails, pools and recreation centers.
SPECIAL EVENTS Looking for something to do in Clarksville? We host a variety of events for you and your family.
Check out a sneak peek of our summer camp offerings.
FORT DEFIANCE CIVIL WAR PARK
RENTALS From event centers to pavilions we have the perfect place for you to host your next event.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Never miss a beat and explore our upcoming events all on one page.
This past fall I had the opportunity to take my mother on a trip to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. We saw incredible scenery that is native only to those areas of the world such as geysers, glaciers, mountains and animals galore. We were simply in awe at the sheer size and “wildness” of it all. It was a trip that I will cherish forever, but after a week I was ready to get back home. Back where the people are more plentiful than wildlife, it never snows eight feet deep and I’m in no danger of getting eaten by a grizzly bear. Clarksville is, and always has been, my home. For those who prefer somewhere else, I would invite you to get to know the place I know. A place where it’s not Christmas until you’ve taken the family to see the lights at the RiverWalk. Where the Clarksville Downtown Market isn’t just a place to get fresh food grown by your neighbors, it’s a place to catch up with friends and take out of town guests. It’s where groups line up to race a handmade cardboard boat down the Cumberland just for bragging rights. I’m proud to call Clarksville my home and I am proud to be a part of what makes it home for others.
ONLINE REGISTRATION Registering for our programs is FREE and EASY using our online registration option. Simply log-in using your email address at CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec. New to Parks & Recreation? Create your family’s household account online and get started today! Registration is also available in-person at the Clarksville Parks & Recreation office, our recreation centers, and pools.
GET CONNECTED Main Office (931) 645-7476 102 Public Square Clarksville, TN 37040 CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec /ClarksvilleParksandRec /Clarksville_PR /ClarksvilleParksRecreation For ADA Assistance call (931) 645-7476.
LOOKING FOR SOME OFF-LEASH FUN?
Jennifer Letourneau Clarksville Parks and Recreation Director
NEW! TRAIL EXPANSION Visit page 21 to read more about the newest section of trail and the addition of outdoor fitness equipment at McGregor Park!
@therealgabrielprivett Load your tail-wagging friends into the car and take them out for a day at the dog park! Visit King’s Run Bark Park inside of Liberty Park located at 1188 Cumberland Drive or Heritage Park Bark Park located at 1241 Peacher’s Mill Road.
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EXPERIENCE CLARKSVILLE PARKS & RECREATION
athletics REGISTER ONLINE AT CITYOFCLARKSVILLE.COM/PARKSREC
SPRING YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL LEAGUES Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers athletic leagues for youth of all ages. Our Youth Co-ed Recreation Leagues give participants a chance to learn the fundamentals of Blastball!®, t-ball, baseball and softball in a non-competitive environment. No scores or standings will be kept. Practices begin the week of May 6 and are scheduled based on coach and facility availability. Practice days and times may differ from game days and times. Season begins the week of June 3. Register online now through April 8. Location: Heritage Park Sports Baseball Complex | Cost: $40 per child
LEAGUES We offer choices for many different age groups:
NIGHT OF PLAY
COMMUNICATION To stay informed about our leagues, please subscribe to receive email communication from Clarksville Parks and Recreation by visiting CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec.
VOLUNTEER COACHES We rely heavily on the generosity of parents and volunteers to provide coaching support. No experience is required and free training is provided. Volunteer coaches will work with children to improve skills in hitting, fielding, and catching while instilling values in teamwork and sportsmanship. Call (931) 645-7476 to learn more.
NEW! SPRING SHUFFLEBOARD LEAGUE Get ready to push and slide your way to shuffleboard victory while meeting new people and having fun. Open to ages 45 & up. Schedule will depend on number of registrants. No experience is required! Location: Swan Lake Sports Complex | Cost: $35 per person TUE MAR 26 - MAY 7 4:30-6:30PM
SPRING ADULT SOFTBALL
ADULT FULL COURT BASKETBALL Non-competitive, full-court games are supervised by center staff. Cost: Free with Center Membership | Ages: 18+
MON/TUE MON/WED SAT SAT
JAN 7 - APR 30 JAN 7 - APR 29 FEB 23 - APR 27 FEB 23 - APR 27
6-7:45PM 5:30-7:45PM 1:30-2:45PM 12-2:45PM
START SMART SOCCER This developmentally appropriate introductory program prepares children for organized soccer in a fun and safe environment without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Pre-registration is required.
DEC 1 - FEB 15
Location: Kleeman | Cost: $40 per child | Ages: 3-4
DEC 1 - FEB 15
DEC 1 - FEB 15
DEC 1 - MAY 6
SUN OR WED DEC 1 - FEB 15
* $100 registration cost plus final costs, which will be determined based on number of teams registered.
BURT-COBB KLEEMAN BURT-COBB KLEEMAN
MAR 2 - APR 6
NEW! NOTHING BUT NET BASKETBALL This instructional basketball program teaches youth core fundamentals of the sport. Each week, participants will learn a different fundamental such as passing, shooting and dribbling to help improve and enhance their hand-eye coordination while sharpening their skills. Location: Crow | Cost: $30 per child | Ages: 3-12
NEW! INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION 45+ Men’s League & Women’s League will be accepting individual registration this year!
MAR 4 - APR 8 MAR 4 - APR 8
AGES 3-6 AGES 7-12
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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of softball leagues to provide adults the opportunity to play competitively. Round up your friends and sign up! League registration costs are per team. However, individual registration is also available for 45+ Men’s League and Thursday Women’s League. All games are held at Heritage Park Softball Complex. Practices begin the week of March 1 and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Final fees will be calculated when all teams have registered and are due March 8. Season play begins the week of March 17 (Women’s League begins June 6).
RECREATION CENTERS BURT-COBB RECREATION CENTER | 1011 FRANKLIN STREET CROW RECREATION CENTER | 211 RICHVIEW ROAD KLEEMAN RECREATION CENTER | 166 CUNNINGHAM LANE
Clarksville is home to three recreation centers that provide residents with fun experiences at an affordable price! Each center features a full-size gymnasium, fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, game room and a meeting space that is available for private rental. The centers are also home to a variety of special events, athletic and enrichment programs and after-school activities. Hours vary by location and can be found online at CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec.
FITNESS BOOT CAMP FITNESS This program is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a 45-minute period of time. Location: Kleeman | Cost: $55 per 6-week session | Ages: 16+ TUE/THU FEB 5 - MAR 14 6-6:45PM
Seniors are invited to take advantage of our recreation center fitness areas. This includes walking laps around the gym, using the leg press, treadmills, ellipticals, 4-way machines, stationary bikes and free weights. Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 50+ TUE/THU JAN 3 - APR 30 10-11AM BURT-COBB TUE/THU JAN 3 - APR 30 11AM-12PM KLEEMAN WED JAN 2 - APR 24 10-11AM CROW
NEW! TABLE TENNIS TUESDAY This new drop-in program provides patrons passionate about table tennis the opportunity to play in a fun, fast-paced environment. The program will include a single elimination tournament. Location: Crow | Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 16+ TUE JAN 8 - FEB 12 5:30-7:30PM
NEW! PICKLEBALL blast We provide a structured setting for patrons to play pickleball. It is similar to badminton and tennis and takes very little instruction. Location: Crow | Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 18+ TUE/THU JAN 8 - APR 9 10AM-12PM
R.U.n. This 15-week running and walking program is designed to help you along the road of self discovery and fitness. Participants will learn about the importance of proper footwear, hydration, pacing strategies and more. All skill levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Location: Crow | Cost: $60 per person | Ages: 13+ MON/TUE/WED JAN 14 - APR 29 5:30-6:30PM
HOMESCHOOL P.E. Homeschool students and their families can enjoy this fun 50-minute drop-in class that counts toward their physical education curriculum credits.
MEMBERSHIP Annual recreation center memberships are available for only $5 (valid for one year at all three centers). Memberships can be purchased online at CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec. Daily admission can be purchased in lieu of membership for $1 per person.
Cost: $3 per class | Ages: 5-12 WED JAN 16 - MAR 13 10-10:50AM MON JAN 14 - MAR 11 11-11:50AM
iStroll is the ultimate 60-minute stroller workout made by athletes for parents. It incorporates running, body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands and a jogging stroller. It is more than a workout class, it is a place to meet other parents with similar interests. Bring your stroller, baby and wear workout attire. Register online at www.istroll.co. Cost: $7 per class | Ages: All MON/THU/FRI MAR 1 - APR 29 WED MAR 6 - APR 24 1st & 3rd SAT MAR 2 - APR 20
9:30-10:30AM HERITAGE PARK 9:30-10:30AM VALLEYBROOK PARK 9-10AM LIBERTY PARK
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN This program is designed to build confidence in its participants while working toward a running goal. Progress will be measured through relays and timed runs. A certified track and field coach will teach youth proper techniques of stretching, running, striding and arm movement. Location: Burt-Cobb | Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 8-14 TUE MAR 5, 12, 19, 26 4:30-5:30PM
NEW! SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL FRENZY Boys and girls are invited to compete in a variety of structured basketball activities to include a 3-point shooting competition, 3-on-3 mini games, a hot-shot competition, and 5-on-5 full-court games. Players will be placed on teams by staff. Gym shoes and attire are required. Location: Burt-Cobb | Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 9-16 MON-WED MAR 25 - 27 1-3PM
MARTIAL ARTS Krav Maga is a modern self defense system ideal for beginners. Fast paced and fun, you can get or stay in shape while learning real world self defense. Classes are taught by an experienced group of instructors certified in Israel, home of Krav Maga. Location: Crow | Cost: $50 per session | Ages: 18+ TUE/THU JAN 8 - 31 6-7PM TUE/THU FEB 5 - 28 6-7PM TUE/THU MAR 5 - 28 6-7PM TUE/THU APR 2 - 25 6-7PM
YOUTH TAEKWONDO Participants will learn self confidence, responsibility, discipline, loyalty and respect in this eight-week program. Pre-registration is required. Location: Crow | Cost: $50 per session | Ages: 3-12 TUE/THU JAN 8 - FEB 28 5-5:50PM AGES 3-6 TUE/THU JAN 8 - FEB 28 6-6:50PM AGES 7-12 TUE/THU MAR 5 - APR 25 5-5:50PM AGES 3-6 TUE/THU MAR 5 - APR 25 6-6:50PM AGES 7-12
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DANCE NEW! YOUTH HIP-HOP DANCE This high-energy class infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping and locking. Classes will encourage students to step out of their comfort zone by bringing their own style and personality to the movements. Location: Burt-Cobb | Cost: $8 per session | Ages: 10-18 TUE JAN 8 - 29 5:30-7:30PM
R&B STEP Get a rigorous workout with this medium-intensity drop-in class that incorporates today’s popular music into exercise. Location: Kleeman | Cost: $3 per class | Ages: 18+ MON/THU JAN 7 - APR 29 7-8PM
ART NEW! CRAFTY CROCHET This drop-in class provides youth and teens the opportunity to be creative and build confidence while learning a new skill. Participants will be taught how to crochet a winter hat/beanie cap. Location: Burt-Cobb | Cost: $3 | Ages: 9-16 MON JAN 7 4:30-6:30PM
HOMESCHOOL ART Youth will learn how to paint, draw, and use oil pastels in a fun, artistic way. Each class will offer a relaxation exercise followed by a step-by-step guided art session. Participants will create a final project that will combine all the lessons of the program. Pre-registration is required. Location: Kleeman | Cost: $35 per session | Ages: 5-12 MON FEB 25 - APR 1 10-11AM Ages 5-6 MON FEB 25 - APR 1 11:15AM-12:15PM Ages 7-12
WEE ARTIST “Wee artists” are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and create original works of art during this drop-in class. The class will be led by an art instructor and parents are encouraged to help their child create unique pieces of art. Location: Kleeman | Cost: $3 per class | Ages: 3-5 WED JAN 16 - MAR 27 10-11AM
ENRICHMENT ART OF HULA Students will be taught the discipline of hula combined with the Hawaiian language. Each week participants will learn a different song, chant or Hawaiian art. Pre-registration required. Location: Crow | Cost: $20 per session | Ages: 6+ TUE JAN 8 - FEB 26 5-6:50PM
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Youth can enjoy the use of the gymnasium and game room, as well as a variety of activities including athletics, enrichment classes, arts & crafts, and more. Dates exclude Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 25-29, Apr 19. Location: Burt-Cobb, Crow & Kleeman | Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 10-18 MON-FRI JAN 8 - MAY 21 2:30-5:30PM
NEW! MUFFINS WITH MOM This new program is a great opportunity for children in the community to spend quality time with their mom or any other important figure in their life. It will encourage bonding in a lighthearted and fun environment. Families will enjoy story time, muffins and make a craft. Pre-registration is required for child only. Location: Crow | Cost: $5 per couple per day | Ages: 2-8 SAT APR 6 - 27 10-11AM
TOT TAKEOVER This drop-in program focuses on cognitive skill development and fun! Tot Takeover will feature body recognition, sing-a-longs, parachute games, and storytelling. Repeating the same activities weekly will increase the toddlers cognitive skills and build confidence. Parent involvement is encouraged, but not mandatory. Location: Kleeman | Cost: $3 per class | Ages: 1-5 SAT APR 13 - 27 10-11AM
NOW HIRING! LIFEGUARDS | MAINTENANCE | GOLF | INSTRUCTORS Apply online at CityofClarksville.com
INDOOR TODDLER PLAYGROUND
Cost: $3 per class | Ages: 1-4 THU JAN 17 - MAR 28 10-11AM MON FEB 4 - MAR 25 10-11AM
NEW! DONUTS WITH DAD This new program is a great opportunity for children to spend quality time with their dad or an important figure in their life. It will encourage bonding in a lighthearted and fun environment. Families will enjoy donuts, story time and make a craft. Pre-registration is required for child only. Location: Crow | Cost: $5 per pair per day | Ages: 2-8 SAT MAR 2 - 30 10-11AM
NEW! LADIES OF THE ROUND TABLE Enhance your social life by enjoying coffee, playing bingo and card games. Location: Crow | Cost: Free with center membership | Ages: 50+ FRI MAR 15 - APR 26 10-11AM
EVENTS NEW! HOLLYWOOD AT CROW Friday, January 4, 7-11PM Location: Crow Recreation Center Fee: $10 per person Hey teens! Take part in our new bash for ages 11-14 and enjoy a night of fun. Walk the red carpet, dance and party with friends and enjoy themed snacks. Prizes will be awarded to “Best Dressed” and “Best Dancer.”
VALENTINE’s DAY PARTY Friday, February 8, 5-8PM Location: Burt-Cobb Recreation Center Fee: $3 per person Dance the night away while enjoying fun activities such as face painting, arts and crafts and refreshments. Open to ages 6-12.
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This drop-in program held in the gymnasium provides a variety of indoor recreational activities, music, games and unstructured playtime for parents and their toddlers. Toddlers will have the opportunity to improve their gross motor skills, make friendships and create memories. Parents must provide active supervision.
NEW! BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION
NEW! EASTER EGG-CITEMENT
Saturday, February 16, 10AM-2PM Location: Kleeman Recreation Center Fee: Free This program will celebrate all elements of black history through music, monologues, motivational speeches, and dramatization.
Saturday, April 6, 10AM (ages 3-5) & 11:15AM (ages 6-7) Location: Crow Recreation Center Fee: $3 per person A series of clues will lead you around outside the recreation center looking for hidden eggs. In addition to the scavenger hunt, there will be a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny!
NEW! FAMILY SPRING FLING
COmMUNITY FLEA MARKET
Thursday, April 18, 5:30-7:30PM Location: Burt-Cobb Recreation Center Fee: $3 per person Bring the whole family for a low-cost, fun-filled evening of competitions and games. Compete in races (3-legged race, spoon race, scooter race), rotate through game booths (bucket toss, arts & crafts, bean-bag toss) and visit a variety of stations (face painting, popcorn, snow cones). A separate toddler area will be provided. Refreshments will also be served. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, March 16, 8AM-1PM Location: Burt-Cobb Recreation Center Fee: Free Shop from over 30 vendors selling both new and used items including jewelry, home goods, crafts, clothing and toys at our indoor flea market. Vendor space is available for $20. Contact Burt-Cobb Recreation Center at (931) 472-3381 for more information.
NEW! THE BENEFITS OF COmPOSTING Saturday, March 16, 10AM-12PM Location: Crow Recreation Center Fee: $3 per person Compost is a crumbly, nutrient rich soil amendment that is great for your plants, lawns and gardens. Best of all, compost is cheap!
NEW! OPERATION MARCH MADNESS Saturday, March 23, 10AM-3PM Location: Crow Recreation Center Fee: $60 per team / $20 per person Participate in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in honor of the NCAA March Madness Playoffs. Teams will compete for bragging rights, gift card and a tournament trophy.
BASICS OF CAKE DECORATING Saturday, April 27, 10AM-1PM Location: Kleeman Recreation Center Fee: $30 per person Learn how to beautifully decorate cakes with basic buttercream techniques through repetition and practice. Participants, ages 16 and up, will receive three hours of instruction along with a take-home cake decorating kit. Pre-registration is required.
NEW! GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES Saturday, April 27, 10AM-12PM Location: Crow Recreation Center Fee: $3 per person UT-TSU Montgomery County Extension agent, Karla Keen will discuss how to garden with limited room to grow. Pre-registration is required.
CLARKSVILLE PARKS & RECREATION
SUMMER CAMPS REGISTRATION BEGINS
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4. Parks + Recreation Main Office • 102 Public Sq 5. Wilma Rudolph Event Center • 1188 Cumberland Dr 6. Freedom Point • 1188 Cumberland Dr 7. McGregor Park Museum • 640 N Riverside Dr 8. Swan Lake Golf Course • 581 Dunbar Cave Rd 9. Mason Rudolph Golf Course • 1514 Golf Club Ln
1. Burt-Cobb Recreation Center • 1011 Franklin St 2. Crow Recreation Center • 211 Richview Rd 3. Kleeman Recreation Center • 166 Cunningham Ln
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41. Clarksville Greenway (Heritage Park Trailhead) • 1241 Peachers Mill Rd 42. Clarksville Greenway (Mary’s Oak Trailhead) • 329 Mary’s Oak Dr 43. Clarksville Greenway (Pollard Rd Trailhead) • 1101 Pollard Rd 44. Cumberland Riverwalk at McGregor Park • 640 N Riverside Dr 45. Red River Trail (McGregor Park North Extension Trailhead) 46. North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park • 2470 N Ford St 47. Upland Trail • Spring St 48. Liberty Park Trails • 1188 Cumberland Dr
18. Ashton Park • 3270 N Senseney Cir 19. Barbara E. Johnson Park • 240 Outlaw Field Rd 20. Bel-Aire Park • 124 Marie Dr 21. Billy Dunlop Park • 1930 E Boy Scout Rd 22. Burchett Park • 520 Roselawn Dr 23. Burchwood Park • 2608 Burch Rd 24. Coy Lacy Park • 105 Canterbury Rd 25. Dalewood Park • 6 Dalewood Dr 26. Dixon Park • 117 S Tenth St 27. Edith Pettus Park • 345 Farris Dr 28. Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center • 120 Duncan St 29. Heritage Park Sports Complex • 1241 Peacher’s Mill Rd 30. Lettie Kendall Park • 300 A St 31. Liberty Park • 1188 Cumberland Dr 32. McGregor Park • 640 N Riverside Dr 33. Mericourt Park • 1340 Madison St 34. Patriots Park • 3176 Fort Campbell Blvd 35. Robert Clark Park • 1449 Tiny Town Rd 36. Sevier Station • 326 Walker St 37. Sherwood Forest Park • 229 Kings Deer Dr 38. Swan Lake Park & Sports Complex • 2002 Sanders Rd 39. Trice Landing Park • 99 Oak St 40. Valleybrook Park • 213 Crossland Ave
10. Beachaven Pool • 390 Gaylewood Dr 11. Bel-Aire Pool • 124 Marie Dr 12. Dixon Splash Pad • 117 S Tenth St 13. Edith Pettus Splash Pad • 345 Farris Dr 14. Heritage Park Splash Pad • 1241 Peacher’s Mill Rd 15. Lettie Kendall Splash Pad • 300 A St 16. New Providence Pool • 168 Cunningham Ln 17. Swan Lake Pool • 2002 Sanders Rd
RENT A FACILITY Interested in hosting a private event at a Clarksville Parks and Recreation facility? The arrows to the left indicate our pavilions and facilities available for rent. For more information or to purchase your permit, visit CityofClarksville.com/Rentals.
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aQUATICS LEARN MORE ONLINE AT CITYOFCLARKSVILLE.COM/PARKSREC
NEW PROVIDENCE POOL 168 Cunningham Lane
New Providence Pool is covered to allow for year-round swimming now through early May. Clarksville offers four outdoor pools during the summer, May 25-August 4. For hours of operation, visit CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec.
DAILY ADMISSION FEES MON-FRI SAT-SUN
MEMBERSHIPS Year-round and summer outdoor pool memberships are available to purchase online. A 15% discount is available to active duty military and seniors (65+). If you have more than 6 people to register, you are required to purchase a separate membership. YEAR-ROUND
RENTALS Pool facilities are available to rent Saturday and Sunday from 6-8PM for private parties, family gatherings, reunions and more. Lifeguards are provided for all rentals. Request rental date online at CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec. Cost: $200 Deposit | $300 Rental (up to 50 guests)
POOL PARTIES Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to offer pool party packages during public swim times! Party packages cost $10 per person up to 24 people, minimum of 10 people. All party packages include two hours of water play equipment access, pizza, juice box, and ice cream cup per person. Book online at CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec.
AQUATIC CLASSES & PROGRAMS
SWIM LESSONS LEVELS 1-5
SILVER SPLASH & YOGA
We offer five of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim levels of instruction. Preschool, adult and parent-child swim lessons are also available. Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the next session.
Get fit the way you want with this drop-in fitness program designed to improve agility, balance, coordination and strength that helps participants maintain an independent lifestyle.
Cost: $40 per session | Ages: 6 mo+ MON-THU JAN 7 - 17 7-7:45PM MON-THU FEB 4 - 14 7-7:45PM MON-THU MAR 4 - 14 7-7:45PM MON-THU APR 1 - 11 7-7:45PM
Cost: $3 per class | Ages: 50+
JAN 2 - MAY 3 JAN 3 - MAY 2
SILVER SPLASH SILVER YOGA
ADAPTIVE Water therapy for children with special needs offers a variety of positive outcomes for the students, teachers and families. Each child is taught based on their strengths and needs. A minimum of three participants per class is required. Contact the facility to schedule. Cost: $40 per session | Ages: All MON-THU JAN 7 - 17 5-5:45PM MON-THU FEB 4 - 14 5-5:45PM MON-THU MAR 4 - 14 5-5:45PM MON-THU APR 1 - 11 5-5:45PM
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS One-on-one instruction is available by appointment only. Session includes four 45-minute classes. Contact the facility to schedule. Cost: $110 per session | Ages: All
Learning to swim can save a life! Adults interested in gaining more experience in the water are encouraged to pre-register online. Cost: $40 per session | Ages: 18+ MON/WED/FRI APR 1 - 26
HOWARD’S HOPE (THE FLYING FISH) SWIM LESSONS The Howard’s Hope Flying Fish Program offers free swim lessons to children who meet their eligibility requirements. Those interested should contact Howard’s Hope for an application at (615) 663-0313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: Free | Ages: 3-12 MON-THU FEB 4 - 14 MON-THU MAR 4 - 14
NEW! INFANT SWIMMING RESOURCE SELF-RESCUE It’s not just about swimming… it’s about surviving! Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) goes beyond traditional swimming instruction, by teaching children ISR Self-Rescue techniques designed to help them survive should they reach the water alone. ISR offers individualized swimming instruction for infants and young children teaching competence and confidence in the water. Register online at www. isrclarksville.com. Cost: $65 per week | Ages: 6 mo - 6 years
TODDLER SPLASH Children can enjoy water games and seasonal crafts while getting acquainted with the water or practice previously learned water safety skills. Pre-registration is not required.
Cost: $5 per child | Ages: 1-5 1ST WED OF MONTH JAN 2 - MAY 1
NEW! WATER PLAY DAYS Clarksville Parks & Recreation is excited to introduce new water play equipment to the pool. Each weekday a different water play feature will be available to play on. Stay tuned to Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s Facebook for the water play schedule.
Cost: $3 general admission & $2 access to water play | Ages: All MON-FRI JAN 2 - MAY 3 3:30-8PM
BUBBLEMAKERS SCUBA Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Children should be comfortable in the water. Gear and equipment will be provided. The first hour of swim will take place at Waterdogs Scuba then New Providence Pool. Co-sponsored by Waterdogs Scuba. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: $40 per day | Ages: 8-11 1st SAT JAN 5 - MAY 4 1-4PM
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APRIL ADULT LEARN TO SWIM CLASSES
DISCOVER SCUBA Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba is right for you! While not an actual scuba certification, during this experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. The first hour of swim will take place at Waterdogs Scuba then New Providence Pool. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $40 per day | Ages: 10+
1st & 3rd SAT
JAN 5 - MAY 4
EVENING WATER AEROBICS Water aerobics uses the natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning benefits. Classes include a warm up, aerobics, and cool down. Excellent for all skill levels. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $35 per session | Ages: 18+ MON/WED/FRI JAN 7 - FEB 1 MON/WED/FRI FEB 4 - MAR 1 MON/WED/FRI MAR 4 - 29 MON/WED/FRI APR 1 - 26
5:30-6:15PM 5:30-6:15PM 5:30-6:15PM 5:30-6:15PM
NEW! AQUA CYCLING Get a full-body workout by pedaling in the pool on submerged aquabikes. This new type of underwater spin class attracts fitness fanatics and offers a myriad of health benefits. Water shoes and pre-registration are required. Cost: $50 per session | Ages: 18+ TUE/THU JAN 8 - 31 5:30-6:30PM TUE/THU FEB 5 - 28 5:30-6:30PM TUE/THU MAR 5 - 28 5:30-6:30PM TUE/THU APR 2 - 25 5:30-6:30PM
SEAL TEAM SCUBA CAMP During this three-day camp as a Seal candidate, participants will learn the basics of safe diving and scuba skills while playing underwater games. Designed for young divers, this exciting program is built around action-packed Aqua Missions. Participants must bring a towel, bathing suit and a snack. The first hour of swim will take place at Waterdogs Scuba then New Providence Pool. Pre-registration is required. Co-sponsored by Waterdogs Scuba. Cost: $299 per participant | Ages: 8-12 TUE-THU MAR 26 - 28 12-4PM
SWIM ACROSS CLARKSVILLE Can you swim the same total amount of mileage it would take to drive from city park to park? By logging miles swam over the length of the program (through April 30), participants can figuratively “Swim Across Clarksville.” Participants can also try out an alternate route and “Swim the Cumberland” while getting fit, having fun and scoring some great prizes! Cost: Free with paid admission or membership | Ages: All
NEW! ALL A’S SWIM DAYS
Join us at the pool for All A’s Swim Days. Any student in grades K-12 who has all A’s or OT’s on their report card for the last 9 weeks will get free admission to the pool on the dates listed below: MON-SUN MON-SUN
JAN 11 - 25 MAR 22 - APR 5
INTERPRETIVE CENTER & CIVIL WAR PARK | 120 DUNCAN STREETT
HOURS & AMENITIES Fort Defiance is open daily Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM-4PM and Sunday, 1-4PM. Amenities include a gift shop, picnic tables, a walking trail and exhibits. Admission is free.
TAKE A TOUR School field trips and group tours are available! Tours last approximately two hours and can include lunch on the grounds. For more information, call (931) 472-3351.
HISTORICAL EVENTS THE SURRENDER OF CLARKSVILLE Saturday, February 23, 10AM-3PM Join us for a living history event to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to tour the permanent exhibit and view the award-winning film, â€œCrossroads of Change.â€?
NEW! HISTORY FOR KIDS Saturday, March 16, 1-3PM Sign up for an afternoon that is both fun and educational for only $5! Have you ever wondered what games children played in the past or with what toys they played? Children, ages 7-12, are welcome to explore our toy box and also our trunk of dress up clothes. Be a Civil War soldier and learn how to drill and march, or learn how to have a proper 19th century tea party. Also, learn how to dig up artifacts from the past with an experienced relic hunter. Pre-registration is required.
INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW Saturday, April 13, 10AM-3PM Local artifact collectors will display their collections at this free event. Come learn more about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves. Bring them to the Fort to find out more about your treasures! For educational purposes only, no sales.
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Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, the Fort Defiance site has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries. The facility provides a variety of free events and programs offering something for visitors of all ages.
SPECIAL EVENTS Special events and activities throughout the year are coordinated to provide fitness and leisure activities to the Clarksville community. Follow Clarksville Parks and Recreation on Facebook and subscribe to our event calendar to stay up-to-date!
NEW! REDUCe, REUSE & RECYCLE BOAT RACE Saturday, February 23, 9AM-12PM Location: New Providence Pool Fee: $5 Individual, $20 Team of 5 Build a boat of recycled materials and race it to the finish line in one of the following categories: Man Powered or Machine/Motor Powered. Preregistration is required.
NEW! LIBERTY PARK SPRING BREAK CAMP CLARKSVILLE DOWNTOWN MARKET VENDOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE Tuesday, January 22 - Friday, March 15 Location: Public Square Fee: $225 full-time, $175 part-time, $25 fill-in $700 food truck, $45 fill-in food truck Interested vendors and food trucks are encouraged to apply online at ClarksvilleDowntownMarket.com. All items must be handmade, homegrown or gathered by the seller or family members. This weekly open-air market takes place in the City Hall parking lot Saturdays from 8AM-1PM, May 25 - October 12. It features local farmers and artisans who offer locally grown fresh produce, food items, and handcrafted products. Enjoy live music and experience special events on select market days.
March 25 - 29, 8AM-3PM Location: Liberty Park, Wilma Rudolph Event Center Fee: $75 per person Spring into action with Clarksville Parks and Recreationâ€™s newest Spring Break Camp! The week will include a variety of games, sports, crafts, and snacks for children ages 9-12. Pre-registration is required.
SPRING BREAK TUMBLING DAY CAMP March 25 - 28, 9-11:30AM Location: American Twisters Tumbling Fee: $40 per child While school is out, have some fun! Boys and girls, ages 6-16, can roll, flip, and turn their way through spring break. Co-sponsored by American Twisters Tumbling. Pre-registration is required.
CHOCOLATE AFFAIR Saturday, February 2, 2-4PM Saturday, February 2, 6-8PM Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center Fee: $15 per person The event will feature sweet and savory treats from local businesses. Two event times are available for all ages. Familyfriendly entertainers and activities will fill the 2-4PM event, while an adult soiree with dancing and a cash bar (wine & beer) will round out the evening event from 6-8PM. Tickets can be purchased online at CityofClarksville.com/Chocolate or in person at Clarksville Parks & Recreation, located at 102 Public Square.
NEW! CLARKSVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Friday, February 15, 6-7PM (Freedom Point) - Participant Meeting Friday, February 15, 7PM-Sunday, February 17, 11PM - Filming Saturday, March 9, 5-7PM (Roxy Regional Theatre) - Public Screening Can you make an awesome film using an iPhone? Do you animate or use stop motion? We are looking for all types of film creators, beginners to experienced. All teams will have 52 hours to create a 4-7 minute film. Once submitted, your work will be judged by a panel of experts in the film industry, then shown on the big screen at the Roxy Regional Theatre. Cash prizes will be awarded.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT Saturday, April 6, 5:30-8:30PM Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center Fees: $25 per couple, $10 each additional child A perfect place for fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and positive male rolemodels of all kinds to enjoy an evening with their special girl. Games, food, and giveaways will make this a night to remember. This event is open to girls 5-17 years-old and accompanying adult. Pre-registration is required. No tickets will be sold at the door.
NEW! HOMESCHOOL SWIM DAY Friday, April 12, 10AM-12PM Location: New Providence Pool Fee: $5 per person This program is designed to help children fulfill their homeschool physical education requirements, learn new water skills, and meet new friends. Fee includes access to water play equipment.
NEW! HOW TO MAKE A SEED BOMB Saturday, April 13, 10AM-12PM Location: Billy Dunlop Park Fee: $10 per person The city forester will teach participants of all ages how to make seed bombs. They will be made from clay, manure, and wildflower seeds native to Tennessee. Seed bombs can be thrown into the dirt to grow flowers. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required.
WETTEST EGG HUNT
ADAPTIVE SWIM DAY Friday, April 19, 10AM-12PM Location: New Providence Pool Fee: $2 per person This is a drop-in program for children and adults of all ages with special needs to come out to the pool to socialize with others and play in the water. Swimmers will have access to our water play equipment. Refreshments will be served.
DAY IN THE PARK Saturday, April 27, 12-3PM Location: Liberty Park Fee: Free Learn about the wide variety of activities happening this spring and summer from the Clarksville Parks and Recreation staff. There will be giveaways, games, BCycle activities and food trucks.
NEW! WETLANDS WALK Saturday, May 4 & 18, 10-11AM Location: Liberty Park Pond Fee: Free Take a guided tour with our city forester through the paved and wooden walkways at Liberty Park to learn the effects of invasive species on the habitat. Participants will get a close up view of the abundant plant and animal life that thrives in the wetlands. Pre-registration is required.
WATER SAFETY DAY Saturday, May 4, 1-4PM Location: New Providence Pool Fee: Free Swimming is the most popular summer activity. Ensure your family knows the importance of water safety at our 2nd annual Water Safety Day. Stations include: Look Before you Leap, Proper Use of a Life jacket, Throwing Assist, Identifying a Lifeguard and Fun in the Sun.
QUEEN CITY ROAD RACE Saturday, May 4, 8AM Location: Austin Peay State University Fee: $20 (5K) before April 12, $5 (1mi) | $25 (5K) after April 12 For 40 years this event has been a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 5K route takes runners throughout the streets of historic downtown Clarksville while the one-mile route takes participants on an exciting tour of a portion of APSUâ€™s campus. Online registration is available beginning February 11 at CityofClarksville.com/QCRR.
50 PLUS GAMES Monday, May 13 - 18, times vary Location: Various locations Fees: $25 per participant before April 19, $30 after April 19 This event encourages participants to maintain an active lifestyle and continue participation in sports and recreational activities through friendly competitions. Participants will face off for bragging rights, as well as medals in over 20 events including table tennis, badminton, and track and field. No experience is necessary! Pre-registration is required and begins February 1.
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Saturday, April 13, 11AM (1 yr olds), 11:30AM (2 yr olds), 12PM (3 yr olds), 12:30PM (4 yr olds), 1PM (5-7 yr olds), 2PM (8-11 yr olds), 2:30-4:30PM (recreational swim for participants) Location: New Providence Pool Fee: $5 per person Hop into the pool for our not-so-typical egg hunt! Search for colored eggs floating or sunk to the bottom of the pools and exchange them for prizes at different stations. Donâ€™t forget to take a photo with the Easter Bunny! For event accommodations & other ADA assistance please call (931) 645-7476. Pre-registration is required.
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NEW TRAIL EXpANSION A new one-third mile section of the Clarksville Greenway Pollard Road Trailhead and continues to the rail bridge abutment beside the Red River. In addition, construction will begin soon on a new section of the Red River Trail that includes additional scenic walking areas and a canoe and kayak access behind businesses on Kraft Street. This section of trail also will end at the rail bridge abutment on the south side of the Red River. A grant request also has been made for construction of a new pedestrian bridge crossing the Red River to connect these two trails. This bridge will be significant from both a recreation and transportation standpoint. Once built, a pedestrian or bicyclist will be able to start at the Tiny Town Road and Peachers Mill Road intersection in Northeast Clarksville and travel all the way to downtown without using roadways. Visit the map on page 13 to locate the new expansion.
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is now open. It begins approximately 2.5 miles from the
GOLF SWAN LAKE GOLF COURSE | 581 DUNBAR CAVE ROAD MASON RUDOLPH GOLF COURSE | 1514 GOLF CLUB LANE The City of Clarksville offers an unforgettable experience at two distinct city courses for players of every level. Our courses feature a variety of amenities to accommodate all playersâ€™ needs including twilight hour fees, discounts, memberships and more! Visit CityofClarksville.com/Golf for more information.
NEW ADDITIONS AT SWAN LAKE GOLF CARTS
Swan Lake Golf Course has a fleet of sixty new golf carts ready for your next golf adventure equipped with the latest technology. Be sure to take one for a swing!
N! O O S G COMIN Play Championship Courses Practice Drives, Chips, and Putts Analyze Visual Data Feedback
INDOOR GOLF SIMULATOR
Bring your golf game indoors by trying our NEW golf simulator. Take a swing, score some points, share a laugh, or just throw an epic party at the Swan Lake Clubhouse!
CITY OF CLARKSVILLE
PAVILION PERMITS We have 21 pavilions located throughout the Cityâ€™s parks. Park pavilions are offered in a variety of sizes to accommodate small and large groups. They are available on a first come, first served basis at no charge or can be rented in 4-hour blocks seven days a week.
RECREATION CENTER MEETING ROOMS We have three recreation centers, Burt-Cobb, Crow and Kleeman, located in Clarksville with meeting rooms that can be reserved during operating hours for your party needs.
WILMA RUDOLPH EVENT CENTER The Wilma Rudolph Event Center is a 12,500 square-foot facility designed to accommodate needs of small and large events such as weddings, business meetings and more. The facility includes a large open floor plan, retractable doors, audio visual equipment, a meeting room, fully equipped kitchen (additional rules apply) and great lawn. It can accommodate up to 500 guests for a seated event or 1,000 reception style. Tables and chairs are included.
FREEDOM POINT Located in Liberty Park, Freedom Point features open beamed ceilings and large floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Cumberland River. The facility includes a kitchen, audio visual equipment and accommodates up to 100 guests for a seated event or 125 reception style. Tables and chairs are included.
MCGREGOR PARK RENTALS BOOK NOW! Visit CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec.
McGregor Park is located adjacent to the Cumberland River. Rental options include the entire park, museum, Amphitheater stage and Riverbend stage.
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Clarksville Parks and Recreation has ideal settings for your next special celebration, meeting or event. We rent meeting rooms, park pavilions, swimming pools and many other facilities.
CLARKSVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION OFFERS TONS OF FUN ACTIVITIES!
Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss these important dates. For more details or to register, visit CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec or call (931) 645-7476.
JANUARY NEW! SPRING SHUFFLEBOARD LEAGUE REGISTRATION Now - March 19 Swan Lake Sports Complex PG. 4
10AM-12PM | January 2 New Providence Pool PG. 15
NEW! HOLLYWOOD AT CROW 7-11PM | January 4 Crow Recreation Center PG. 9
EVENING WATER AEROBICS
January 7 - April 26 | 5:30-6:15PM New Providence Pool PG. 16
NEW! AQUA CYCLING
January 8 - April 25 | 5:30-6:30PM New Providence Pool PG. 16
NEW! NOTHING BUT NET BASKETBALL REGISTRATION Now - March 4 Crow Recreation Center PG. 5
CLARKSVILLE DOWNTOWN MARKET APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
WED | 10AM-12PM | February 6 New Providence Pool PG. 15
VALENTINe’S DAY PARTY
FRI | 5-8PM | February 8 Burt-Cobb Recreation Center PG. 9
QUEEN CITY ROAD RACE REGISTRATION BEGINS February 11 | 5K & FUN RUN Austin Peay State University PG. 19
NEW! REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE BOAT RACE 9AM-12PM | February 23 New Providence Pool PG. 18
MARCH START SMART SOCCER
Now - February 15 Heritage Park Sports Complex PG. 5
10AM-12PM | March 6 New Providence Pool PG. 15
Spring youth BASEBALL & SOFTBALL leagues registration
NEW! CLARKSVIllE FILM FESTIVAL
MON-THU | February 4 - 14 New Providence Pool PG. 15
NEW! SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL FRENZY 1-3PM | March 25 - 27 Burt-Cobb Recreation Center PG. 7
APRIL SWIM LESSONS
MON-THU | April 1 - 11 New Providence Pool PG. 15
10-11AM | March 2 - 30 Crow Recreation Center PG. 9
2PM & 6PM | February 2 Wilma Rudolph Event Center PG. 18
9-11:30AM | March 25 -28 American Twisters Tumbling PG. 18
NEW! DONUTS WITH DAD
SPRING ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES REGISTRATION
SPRING BREAK TUMBLING DAY CAMP
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
MON-THUR | March 4 - 14 New Providence Pool PG. 15
March 25 - 29 Liberty Park, Wilma Rudolph Event Center PG. 18
March 2 - April 6 Kleeman Recreation Center PG. 5
January 22 - March 15 PG. 18
Now - April 8 Heritage Park Sports Complex PG. 4
NEW! LIBERTY PARK SPRING BREAK CAMP
February 15 | Meeting February 15 | Filming March 9 | Screening PG. 18
COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET
8AM-1PM | March 16 Burt-Cobb Recreation Center PG. 10
NEW! BENEFITS OF COMPOSTING 10AM-12PM | March 16 Crow Recreation Center PG. 10
NEW! HISTORY FOR KIDS
10AM-3PM | March 16 Fort Defiance PG. 17
April 1-Until Filled PG. 11
10AM-12PM | April 3 New Providence Pool PG. 15
NEW! MUFFINS WITH MOM
SAT | 10-11AM | April 6 - 27 Crow Recreation Center PG. 9
NEW! EASTER EGG-CITEMENT 10-11:30AM | April 6 Crow Recreation Center PG. 10
FATHER-DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT
5:30-8:30PM | April 6 Wilma Rudolph Event Center PG. 18
WETTEST EGG HUNT
11AM-4:30PM | April 13 New Providence Pool PG. 19
NEW! FAMILY SPRING FLING
5:30-7:30PM | April 18 Burt-Cobb Recreation Center PG. 10
ADAPTIVE SWIM DAY
10AM-12PM | April 19 New Providence Pool PG. 19
BASICS OF CAKE DECORATING
10AM-1PM | April 27 Kleeman Recreation Center PG. 10
GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES 10AM-12PM | April 27 Crow Recreation Center PG. 10
DAY IN THE PARK
12-3PM | April 27 Liberty Park PG. 19
MAY QUEEN CITY ROAD RACE
8AM | May 4 Austin Peay State University PG. 19
NEW! WETLANDS WALK
10-11AM | May 4 & 18 Liberty Park Pond PG. 19
WATER SAFETY DAY
1-4PM | May 4 New Providence Pool PG. 19
NEW! HOMESCHOOL SWIM DAY 10AM-12PM | April 12 New Providence Pool PG. 19
NEW! HOW TO MAKE A SEED BOMB 10AM-12PM | April 13 Billy Dunlop Park PG. 19
INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW 10AM-3PM | April 13 Fort Defiance PG. 17
50 PLUS GAMES
May 13 - 18 Various Locations Registration: February 1 - May 6 PG. 19