Clarksville Office of Parks & Recreations reports the following activities in its weekly activities lineup for June 22, 2014. Recreational activities are designed to allow residents to enjoy the benefits of the city’s many park facilities and nature venues. Remember, “Get Out and Move!”
Movies in the Park features ‘Wizard of Oz’
Movies in the Park, the City’s free, outdoor movie series, continues Saturday, June 28, at Heritage Park, 1241 Peachers Mill Rd., Clarksville. ‘Wizard of Oz,’ rated G, and brought to you by Realtor, Thryce Lindsey, will be shown at approximately 8:30 p.m. (dependent on sunset). Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and include face painting, a costume contest, and badminton with Clarksville Parks & Recreation. Movie-goers should be sure to dress as their favorite character to participate in the costume contest!
Admission is free. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs, as well as your appetite, since food vendors will be on-site. Arrive early to get a good seat and to participate in our pre-movie activities. Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/clarksvillemoviesinthepark) for inside information on the pre-show activities, weather updates, and other event news and photos.
Special thanks to our season sponsors: The Beaver 100.3, Clarksville Family Magazine, Clarksville NOW, The Leaf-Chronicle, Miller-Motte Technical College, Q108, Rewind 94.3, and the Clarksville Area YMCA.
Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park to open June 28
The City of Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to the Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park on Saturday, June 28 to celebrate the official grand opening of the newly constructed mountain biking trail park.
The ceremony will be followed by a group mountain bike ride highlighting the new trail. The trail will be open for others as well. The Bicycle Center and Riverside Bike Shop will be on hand to offer bike maintenance, safety features, instructions, and gear for sale.
At this time, the new park consists of a 2.2-mile, advanced-level trail loop designed for experienced mountain bikers. The park’s maintenance staff, local COGS, IMBA/SORBA as well as volunteers contributed to the year-long project. The 2.2 miles is only the beginning as eventually the Park will have miles of trail designated for advanced, intermediate, and novice riders. It is anticipated that another ¾-miles will be open by mid to late August, as trail development continues weekly.
All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. Those interested in riding are asked to bring their own equipment, as there will be only limited equipment available on a first come, first serve basis.
Adaptive Yoga to start in July
Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the launch of a new program! Beginning Thursday July 10, The Burt Cobb Community Center will host Adaptive Yoga. Adaptive Yoga is a beginner yoga class for those members of the community with cognitive disabilities.
Classes are offered every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning July 10, 2014 through August 14, 2014. Instructed by Radiant Yoga’s very own Trish Nagy, participants will learn useful relaxation and calming techniques. Adaptive Yoga is also an excellent way to improve fitness levels with gentle progression.
Aids are welcome to participate. Yoga mats are limited; please bring your own if possible. Adaptive Yoga is free and open to all age groups!
Pre-Registration is required and can be found at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.