Clarksville Parks & Recreation issues its weekly report for September 22. Activities and events include notification of a pre-Civil War event at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park, a ribbon cutting and the launch of a walking program.
Walk with Me Tennessee
Walk your way to health and prizes this fall and winter with the Walk with Me Tennessee Program and the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department! The Walk with Me Tennessee walking program challenges Clarksvillians to walk across the state using a series of challenges featuring trails in Clarksville.
Participating in this program is easy; just create a free account on www.healthwalkers.com and you are set to begin completing challenges listed on the Health Walkers website! The first participant to report completion of each challenge during the designated challenge period will receive a Walk with Me Tennessee prize pack. For each challenge completed, participant’s names will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the end of the 12-week session. The more challenges completed, the more chances to win!
Walk with Me Tennessee will kick off on Tuesday, October 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Greenway’s Pollard Road Trailhead, located at 1101 Pollard Road. The kick-off event will feature a variety of booths from outdoor-related businesses and organizations as well as a group walk with Mayor Kim McMillan. This event will begin the first of two 12-week sessions of the program. The first will run October 1 through December 17 and the second through March 11, 2014 through May 2, 2014.
Blueway Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
On Saturday, September 28, the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department will hold a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the Robert Clark Park & Blueway. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Robert Clark Park, 1449 Tiny Town Road. After a few opening words
from Mayor Kim McMillan and official ribbon cutting, the public is invited to float the river for two and a half miles to Billy Dunlop Park.
All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. Those interested in floating are asked to bring their own equipment, as there will be only limited equipment available on a first come, first serve basis. Equipment will need to be dropped off at Robert Clark Park prior to parking at Billy Dunlop Park. A shuttle, from Billy Dunlop Park to Robert Clark Park, will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. The last shuttle will depart Billy Dunlop Park at 8:45 a.m. Equipment dropped off at Robert Clark Park is the responsibility of its owner.
The Fort Defiance Civil War Park is excited to present “Sevier Days,” an 18th century, pre-Civil War event, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attractions are free and include: flintlock musket firing demonstrations, flint knapper making Indian arrowheads, and authentic blacksmith operation and frontier camp life.
Money Management Fair
The Money Management Fair will promote financial literacy in the community starting at a young age. This fair is open to families, primarily with young children, as fun and games will be used to teach the importance of saving money and how to do so.
This event will feature Maria Jimenez, author of “Accounting for Preschoolers.”