Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 27th, 2013
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include:
- Nominate a Coach TODAY!
- Youth Recreation Leagues – Baseball, Blastball®, Softball and T-ball
- Indoor Aquatic Center to host event just for toddlers
- Surrender of Clarksville
Nominate a Coach TODAY!
Nominations are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Clarksville Sports Legends Awards. The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will once again honor both current and past coaches who are or have made a unique difference and solid contribution to sports and athletics in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.
Winning coaches will be honored at the 2012 Legends Award Dinner which will be held February 28th, 2013, beginning at 6:30pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Coaches that are currently coaching or coached in 2012 are invited to attend this free event.
A ticket is required to attend and can be reserved at the City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation main office or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/legends. Because of space limitations, there are only 200 tickets available. Last day to pick up a ticket is February 22nd.
Nomination forms are available to pick up at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office, downloaded or completed online at www.cityofclarksville.com/legends. All nomination forms must be received by 4:30pm, February 1st.
Youth Recreation Leagues
Baseball, Blastball®, Softball and T-ball
You can register your child at any of our community centers or at the Main office beginning February 6th through March 30th for our Youth Recreation Leagues. The baseball, softball, and t-ball league is open to youth ages 5 to 12.
Your child’s birth certificate is required at registration. All games are played at Heritage Park Baseball Fields.
The cost to play in any of the youth recreation leagues is $40.00 per child and includes team shirt, hat and medal.
Once again, for the 3 to 4 year olds, we will be offering Blastball®. This fun alternative to traditional t-ball uses a “honking” base to entertain younger players- adding excitement to the game. It concentrates on developing a child’s running, hitting, catching, fielding, and throwing skills.
Indoor Aquatic Center to host event just for toddlers
The Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, is excited to host the first-ever Toddler Splash on February 6th. Kids, ages 1 to 5-years-old, can enjoy fun such as a water parade, penny hunt, water games, crafts and even a “fishing pond.”
The event is open to children ages 1-5 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Cost to attend is $3.00 per person, including adults. A parent or adult guardian must accompany toddlers in the water.
Pre-registration is available at recpro.cityofclarksville.com and is strongly encouraged.
Surrender of Clarksville
The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history weekend to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville, Saturday, February 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, February 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from the 50th Tennessee Reenactment Group who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations. Musket firing demonstrations will take place at 11:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday, and 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Sunday. Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.
This two-day event is free and open to the public. Visit www.fortdefianceclarksville.com for more information.