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August 31, 2013

Parks & Rec declares ready for Riverfest

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has released its weekly report of events and activities for September 1. Highlights include Riverfest, youth basketball league and the fall family campout.



Riverfest-2013_logoRiverfest 2013 is coming!
The 26th Annual Riverfest Celebration will be here before you know it!  The 2013 festival is set for September 6 & 7.  This two-day music and arts festival includes a wide variety of food vendors, art exhibits, an area just for kids, and of course multiple stages of live music!  Mark your calendars and visit to check out the entertainment lineup and all the fun activities scheduled.

Tour d’Art Exhibits

The curators and gallery directors for the Riverfest Fine Arts Exhibits invite you to a free “neighborhood” gallery tour to include exhibition receptions and refreshments. Art enthusiasts can find exciting treasures made by local artists exhibiting in three art shows in Downtown Clarksville:

Thursday, September 5: Senior Citizen Exhibit at the Downtown Artists Co-Op from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, September 6: High School Exhibit at the Customs House Museum from 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, September 6: Amateur & Professional Exhibits at the Smith Trahern Mansion from 6 to 8 p.m.


Youth Basketball League Registration begins September 9

Youth BasketballIs your child interested in playing basketball this winter?  Clarksville Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. The cost is $60 per player.  Each player will receive a jersey, water bottle and medal.

Registration is available online at  Registration is also available at the Kleeman, Crow and Burt Cobb Community Centers, as well as at the Parks & Recreation Main Office located at 102 Public Square.  The Main Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration ends October 4.  Registrants must bring their birth certificate for age verification if they are registering for this program for the first time.

Practices will be held at local school gymnasiums beginning November 4 and games will be held at the City’s three community centers beginning December 7.


kids archery bow.200x195Youth Archery is back!

The Burt-Cobb Community Center will begin its four-week archery session, Tuesday, September 10, to teach youth grades 4-12, the basic fundamentals of the sport. Classes are held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost is only $10 per student! A community center ID card is required. Register online at


Sleep Under the Stars Campout

family campout iconJoin us for a bonfire, archery, games, ghost stories and much more at our great Family Campout, beginning Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. until Sunday, September 22, at 9 a.m. at Billy Dunlop Park. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family up to 6 members.

This camping adventure will include an afternoon and evening full of festivities to include a hot dog dinner and breakfast the next morning.  Campers will need to provide their own tent and sleeping materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult the entire camp out.  Don’t miss out, register today at Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public for this event.

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