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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Dragon Boat Racing to be featured at Riverfest 2022

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Up to 35 teams of 22 paddlers will compete in the Dragon Boat Races on the Cumberland River at this year’s Riverfest, held September 9th and 10th at McGregor Park. The races will be a focal point on the river throu...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Sherwood Forest Park receives new playground

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks and Recreation announced the grand opening of a new and improved playground at Sherwood Forest Park, located at 229 Kings Deer Drive.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on July 14, 2022, with May...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Clarksville Parks & Recreation establishes new community program “The Hub”

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Monday, July 11, 2022

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Clarksville Parks & Recreation establishes new community program “The Hub”

Program will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

City to host Independence Day celebration

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville will present its annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3 at Liberty Park. The free event will include a live concert, activities, and fireworks show. This year’s fireworks disp...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Movies in the Park back with ‘Cruella’

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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Movies in the Park back with ‘Cruella’

Food trucks and pre-show activities available

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host Movies in t...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Dragon Boat Racing, F2Con, and Cardboard Regatta coming to Riverfest

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Monday, June 6, 2022

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Dragon Boat Racing, F2Con, and Cardboard Regatta coming to Riverfest

Annual festival returns with new and traditional events

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The 33rd annual Riverfest festival, hel...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Liberty Park Pond to close for Fishing Rodeo

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Youth Fishing Rodeo will take place Saturday, June 11 at the Liberty Park pond. Effective Tuesday, June 7, the pond will be closed to public fishing in preparation for the event....

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council Grows

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – 74 students have been selected to represent the City of Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council for the 2022-2023 school year. New members will represent the community’s youth and directly engage with the Mayor...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Outdoor pool season returns May 28

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Summer break, warm weather, and pool season are right around the corner! Clarksville Parks & Recreation will reopen all public swimming pools and splash pads on May 28, 2022.

Each pool will open but with new hours of operation to e...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Riverfest applications being accepted

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville’s 33rd annual Riverfest will return to an in-person event Sept. 9-10. Applications for vendors, entertainers, and more are being accepted at ClarksvilleRiverfest.com through July 1.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Movies in the Park returns May 28 with ‘Encanto’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation announces its debut Movies in the Park event of the season presented by Kyrstin Frate with Keller Williams. 

“Encanto” will be shown on Saturday, May 28 at the L...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Mayor’s Summer Night Lights seeks partners

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is seeking community services providers, businesses and volunteers for the tenth-annual Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, an annual program that provides purposeful, positive and popul...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Fort Defiance to host March to the Past

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ever wondered what 19th-century life was like? Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host March to the Past from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 to give you a glimpse into that time.

The event, in co...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Clarksville Downtown Market opens May 14

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Downtown Market will have its 2022 grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Public Square.

The Clarksville Downtown Market is a weekly open-air market featuring farmers and artisans who offer 100% local...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Queen City Road Race returns Saturday, May 7

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The annual Queen City Road Race presented by Publix returns from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at Liberty Park.

The event will feature a 10K, 5K, and one-mile route. All three routes will begin and end at the W...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

New flag pole for Ukrainian flag added to McGregor Park

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  To support and stand with the people of Ukraine, the City of Clarksville and the Clarksville Rotary Club will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the International Avenue of Flag...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Movies in the Park returns

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks & Recreation has announced the return of Movies in the Park, presented by Kyrstin Frate of Keller Williams Realty. The popular event series is set to feature a movie each month at dusk from Ma...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Mayor’s Youth Council accepting applications

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Are you a junior or senior high school student interested in the political system? Do you want to work directly with the Mayor and City officials as a representative of City youth? If so, the Mayor’s Yout...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

McGregor Park Boat Ramp closed for repairs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The boat ramp, parking lot and courtesy dock, located inside McGregor Park, are closed indefinitely for ongoing repairs to the asphalt. Crews have been working throughout the week to repair the damage, but addition...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Billy Dunlop Park to close temporarily for Scout events

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A few times a year, Clarksville Parks and Recreation allows exclusive use of Billy Dunlop Park to local Scout groups. Two upcoming Scout events will close the park on Friday, April 1 until Monday, April 4 at dawn. ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Clarksville Parks & Recreation makes last call to attend Father-Daughter Date Night

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Come one, come all to a fun-filled evening where young women from ages 5 to 17 can dance the night away.

The occasion is Father-Daughter Date Night, presented by Altra Federal Credit Union from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturd...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Clarksville Esports league coming this Spring

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation and GGleagues are proud to announce the start of an esports league beginning April 2022.  

Multiplayer video gaming is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, with million...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Caleb Cares Swim League kicks off at New Providence Pool

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host the Caleb Cares Swim League at New Providence Pool beginning March 19, 2022, with a swim assessment. The league is sponsored by the Caleb Cares Project.

“The Caleb Cares Swim League is a fun...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Clarksville assists with tornado recovery efforts

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The City of Clarksville and distinct City leaders are working alongside various organizations and independently to assist those affected by the recent tornadoes and powerful storms that swept across six states the night of Dec. 10.

Immediately following th...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Fort Defiance to host Black History Month Event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host a Black History Month event from 1 - 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

This free, educational event is open to the public and...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Fort Defiance to host the Surrender of Clarksville event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a living history event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Repairs scheduled for City Trail

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Red River Trail section of the Clarksville Greenway will be closed intermittently on Friday, February 18, for a drain pipe replacement under the trail.

This section of the trail is primarily near Kraft St and connects the...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Tickets available for Clarksville Film Festival

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Film Festival kicked off Friday, Feb. 25, when 10 teams of filmmakers gathered virtually for competition rules and to select movie genres. Fifty-two hours of scripting, filming, editing -- and very little sle...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

City recognizes 130 employees and employee of the year for honorable public service

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 Every year, since 2020, the City of Clarksville and Mayor Joe Pitts reserve a special date to thank all City employees for their dedication and commitment to public service during the Cause for Applause event.

To keep up with tradition, the City ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Swan Lake Tennis Complex Reopens with upgraded lighting

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Swan Lake tennis complex has reopened after new lighting was installed.

The new LED lighting system is more energy efficient and will require less maintenance. The tennis courts will now have improved visibility during th...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Billy Dunlop Park to close temporarily for Scout event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Billy Dunlop Park will be closed March 18-20 to accommodate a Scout event. The park will reopen at dawn on March 21.

The Blueway access point will be closed during this event. Robert Clark Park and its access point ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Clarksville Film Festival winners announced

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In February, 10 teams came together for a brief meeting before beginning a 52-hour scripting, filming, and editing marathon known as the Clarksville Film Festival presented by CDE Lightband. 

On Saturday, M...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Queen City Road Race returns with larger event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks and Recreation has announced that the annual Queen City Road Race will return once again to Liberty Park this May alongside a Health and Fitness Expo at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. This year&a...

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