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June 30, 2014

Parks & Rec weekly report heralds Independence Day festivities

Clarksville Parks & Recreation has issued its activity report for the week of June 29. Registration for the Wonder Kids Triathlon and Rally on the Cumberland Canoe & Kayak Race are open. Spend your Independence Day fireworks fest at Liberty Park and enjoy Clarksville Parks & Rec  annual colorful spectacle.  

WonderKidsTriathlonRegistration is underway for Clarksville’s Wonder Kids Triathlon!

The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is excited to host the 2nd Annual Wonder Kids Triathlon to be held August 2!  This event is open to boys and girls ages 3-12 and will take place at New Providence Pool and surrounding area of 166 Cunningham Lane. 

Just like in a traditional triathlon, the Wonder Kids Triathlon athletes will participate in three legs of the event:  swimming, biking and running.  Each course varies depending on age: 

3-5Yrs: 25 meter Swim, .25 mile Bike, 100 yard Run

6-8Yrs: 50 meter Swim, .5 mile Bike, .25 mile Run

9-12Yrs: 100 meter Swim, 1 mile Bike, .5 mile Run 

Cost to participate is $25 per child and pre-registration is required.  There will be a limit of 150 participants in this year’s even,t so be sure and register early!  Registration can be completed at the Parks & Recreation Main Office, located at 102 Public Square, any of the City’s three community centers, or online at  Participants must register no later than July 18. Participants must be registered by July 5 to be guaranteed correct size shirt & swim cap.


rally-on-the-cumberland-2014Rally on the Cumberland Canoe and Kayak Race Registration Deadline Extended

The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department will host the Canoe and Kayak Race on July 12 at Liberty Park. The race will be held in heats beginning at 8 a.m. at the Montgomery County Conservation Club, located at 1182 Seven Mile Ferry Road, and finishing at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. 

Racers must arrive by 6:45 a.m. the day of the race to check in and will be transported from Liberty Park to the Conservation Club to begin the race.  Participants must provide their own canoe.  Boats may be rented from Blueway Adventures, LLC (931-320-8466) or Run-A-Muck Outfitters (931-551-6606) prior to completing registration for the race. Cost per person to enter the race is $10 for ages 13-17 and $20 for those 18 and older. 

The deadline to enter is now July 8. Registration can be completed online at by clicking the “City Events & Competitions” tab, and then selecting the appropriate category from under the “Blueway Events & Activities” category. 


City of Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration to take place July 3 at Liberty Park

Indep.Day. Fireworks_img_1587The City of Clarksville is celebrating our nation’s independence this year with the seventh annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Liberty Park for food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. 

The event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is available throughout the park and the concerts will take place on the Great Lawn of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. 

Staff Sergeant Scott Letourneau of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment will begin the festivities with the singing of the National Anthem.  Local performers Eight O’Five Jive will provide live music throughout the evening, followed by Cover Down and fireworks for the Grand Finale!  In addition to musical entertainment, vendors will offer a variety of favorite foods, including hotdogs, funnel cakes, shaved ice, philly cheese steaks and much more.

For more information about parking, closures and event rules, visit

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