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July 4, 2013

Parks & Rec: Beyond July 4th, People’s Choice movie, Wonder Kids Triathlon

What with all the hoopla around the July 4th holiday, Clarksville Parks & Recreation doesn’t people to forget about the other outdoor sports activities and opportunities at their disposal.

Free Sports Tournaments

Hey, is the heir to Michael Jordan’s crown living in your house? Why not get out on the court and show everyone what you’ve got!  Free 5-on-5 basketball and 7-on-7 flag football tournaments will be held as part of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program!  These sports tournaments are open to ages 11-14, 15-17, and 18 and up.  Those wanting to play must be at the location no later than 5:45 p.m. to sign up.  Free food and drinks will be provided!

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Basketball tournaments will be held at Bel-Aire Park, Summit Heights and the Kleeman Center. The schedule of basketball is as follows:

  • Bel-Aire Park – July 8
  • Kleeman Center – July 15
  • Summit Heights – July 17
  • Bel-Aire Park – July 22
  • Kleeman Center – July 29
  • Summit Heights – July 31
  • Bel-Aire Park – August 5

Flag football tournaments will be held at Pettus Park on:

  • July 10
  • July 24
  • August  7

People’s Choice Movie Voting

Now’s your chance to make your opinion count.  Head on over to to vote on the People’s Choice movie! The movie with the most votes will be shown August 10 at Liberty Park. Voting ends July 12.  Have you voted?

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A second flag football clinic will be held for youth ages 5 to 17 at Northeast High School at 8 a.m., on July 13.

Costs $25 and includes a shirt, lunch and water bottle.  Clinic participants will receive $5 off of registration for the Youth Flag Football League set to begin later this summer.  Registration for the league will take place through July 19.

Pre-registration can be completed online at or at the Parks & Recreation Main Office.

movies-in-the-park_parks&recMovies in the Park to Show “Despicable Me” this Saturday

Join us Saturday, July 13, at Liberty Park for Movies in the Park, featuring the movie, “Despicable Me,” rated PG.


Movies begin at dusk, with a free Zumba class by the Clarksville YMCA, taking place an hour prior. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  As always, you are welcome to bring your picnic basket, but concessions will also be available. Sorry, no pets allowed.


Wonder Kids Triathlon

Don’t miss the first-ever Wonder Kids Triathlon, presented by Jack in the Box and the City of Clarksville, to be held August 3!  This event is open to boys and girls ages 3-12 and will take place at the New Providence Pool and surrounding property. junior_triathlon_05

Participants will complete three legs of the event, swimming, biking and running.  Courses vary depending on age:

  • 3-5Yrs: 25m Swim, 300yd Bike, 100yd Run
  • 6-8Yrs: 50m Swim, 600yd Bike, 300yd Run
  • 9-12Yrs: 100m Swim, 1mile Bike, 1/2mile Run

All floatation devices must be Coast Guard approved.

Cost is $25 per child.  Pre-registration is required with a limit of 100 participants in this year’s event so register early!  Cost covers t-shirt, medal, swim cap and goodie bag.  Registration can be completed at, at our Community Centers or Main Office, no later than July 29.  Register by July 12 to guarantee shirt and swim cap size.

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