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September 15, 2013

Parks & Rec readies ‘Bark in the Park’, ‘Fright on Franklin’

Clarksville Parks & Recreation issued for following listing of activities and events for its weekly report for September 15 – 20. City residents are encouraged to “Get Out and Move” via the many diverse programs and activities available with the listed events. “Parks Make Life Better!”

MacGregor Park Boat Ramp Re-opens

MacGregor Park Boar Ramp at Riverfront Park has re-opened for public use. The boat ramp had been temporarily closed for repairs.

For more information, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 645-7476 or visit

family campout iconSleep Under the Stars

Join us for a bonfire, games and much more at our Family Campout, Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m. to Sunday, September 29, at 9 a.m. at Billy Dunlop Park. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family up to 6 members. This family adventure will include an afternoon and evening full of festivities to include a hot dog dinner and breakfast the next morning.

Families 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.

Indoor Aquatic Center Opens October 1

Indoor-Aquatic-Center-logoThe Indoor Aquatic Center (IAC) will open its doors for the indoor season on October 1!  Don’t miss the FREE admission on opening day!

The Indoor Aquatic Center is open Monday through Thursday from 6:30 am-12 pm and 3-8 pm.  Friday hours are 6:30 am-12 pm and 3-6 pm.  Saturday the IAC is open from noon-6 pm and Sunday from 1 pm-6 pm.

Pool passes are available year-round and can be purchased at our Main Office located at 102 Public Square or at the IAC.  Daily Admission is $3 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays you can get into the pool for just $1 and Thursdays are buy-one-get-one-free admission days. Weekend admission is $5.  Wibit and Climbing Wall use is $2 everyday, excluding Wednesdays when these fun features are free to pool-goers!

For more information on programming at the facility and pool pass pricing, visit

bark-in-the-park-2colors-imagesBark in the Park

Bring your 4-legged family members for a day of contest, demonstrations, prizes and more at Bark in the Park, October 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at King’s Run Bark Park located at Liberty Park. Businesses that promote dog-related programs, services and products are encouraged to apply by visiting the Parks and Recreation Office at 102 Public Square or visit to download a form. Applications must be received by September 30.

Fright on Franklin

The TOA staffers step out for the night, but who's gonna set HIS bones??

The TOA staffers step out for the night, but who’s gonna set HIS bones??

The 5th Annual Fright on Franklin, presented by The City of Clarksville & Altra Federal Credit Union, will take place, Saturday, October 26, beginning at 3 p.m. in Downtown Clarksville. This free, family friendly and award winning event is for adults and kids of all ages and will feature safe trick-or-treating, a hayride, costume contests, and more!

Once again, pre-registration for the costume contest is required. There will be no registration the day of the event. Contest participants can register beginning September 15, 2013 thru October 25, 2013 at the Parks and Recreation office or online at  The contest is free to enter and open to ages 0 to 12. Prizes will be awarded. Register early; there are a limited number of spots per category. All costumes should be in good taste and appropriate for a family event.

New this year to the costume contest is two additional categories for all ages to compete in – “Group” and “You Made That?” All costumes must be homemade to compete in the “You Made That?” category.

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