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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 13th, 2016

March 13, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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: Wettest Egg Hunts, Clarksville Greenway Cleanup, New session of Tai Chi, and Spring Break Tumbling Camp.

2016 Wettest Egg Hunts

Wettest Egg Hunts

Spots are filling quickly for the fifth annual Wettest Egg Hunts

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to host a not-so-typical egg hunt at the New Providence Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, but you’d better reserve your spot soon as space is filling quickly! Pre-registration for the Wettest Egg Hunt is required and can be completed online at www.cityofclarksville.com/wettestegghunt.

On Saturday, March 19th, thousands of colored eggs will be floating or sunk to the bottom of the pools, each egg redeemable for candy and prizes. An adaptive egg hunt will be offered for children and adults with special needs beginning at 10:00am with the remaining hunts for children ages 1 to 11 scheduled from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

To help families as they plan to attend the Wettest Egg Hunts, the schedule of the day will be as follows:

Time Age Group
10:00am – Noon Special Needs Children and Adults Only
12:30pm & 1:30pm Ages 1-2 (Baby Pool)
1:00pm & 2:00pm Ages 5-8, Ages 9-11 (Main Pool)
2:00pm & 3:00pm Ages 3-4 (Baby Pool)
2:45pm – 4:45pm Open Swim for those registered

 

Cost to attend is $3.00 per “hunter” and will include a visit from the Easter Bunny, music, and free access to “The Aqua Climb” climbing wall. Participants can also enjoy egg coloring, and face painting!

Clarksville Greenway Cleanup

Clarksvillians are encouraged to join in the beautification of one of the City’s favorite walking trails. Clarksville Parks and Recreation is hosting a cleanup at the Clarksville Greenway, located at 1101 Pollard Road, on Saturday, March 19th from 8:00am to 10:00am.

Our trails need constant maintenance, but to make it more fun, we schedule volunteer maintenance days throughout the year to keep them in shape. We hope you can join us in helping our Clarksville Greenway stay beautiful!

Groups as well as individuals are welcome to participate. All clean-up equipment including gloves and bags, will be provided. To pre-register for the Trail Cleanup, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

Pre-registration is not mandatory, walk-ups are always welcomed!

For more details on the Greenway clean-up, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

New session of Tai Chi begins March 22nd

A new session of Tai Chi will kick-off later this month at two of our community centers:

Kleeman Center – Mondays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Crow Center – Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

This program, open to adults of any age, involves stretching and chair exercises that help improve balance, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. Cost is $20.00 for the entire 8-week program. A community center membership is also required and can be purchased for $5.00. Center memberships are valid for one calendar year at all three Community Centers.

Don’t miss Spring Break Tumbling Camp this March

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has teamed up with American Twisters Tumbling to bring a tumbling camp to the community during the CMCSS spring break, March 28th-31st.

Camp will be held at 438 Kelly Lane, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, for ages 6-16. The cost to attend is $40.00 per participant. Space is available but limited, so sign up now by visiting www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec and clicking the link to register online.

Fort Defiance Reenactment and book signing event

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a reenactment by the 5th Tennessee and book signing event Saturday, March 19th.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from the 5th Tennessee who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865.”

Author Michael Shoulders will read from, and sign copies of “Crossing the Dead Line” from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The Civil War novel is about a thirteen year-old bugler during the Civil War named Stephen Gaston. Stephen was captured by Nathan Bedford Forrest, survived 6 months in an Alabama prison, only to be involved in the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history, the sinking of the Sultana. The book will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.cityofclarksville.com/events or call 931.472.3351.

About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department OfficeThe mission of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

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, visit www.cityofclarksville.com or call 931.645.7476.

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