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June 15, 2014

Waterways provide fun activity in Parks & Rec June 15 Weekly Report


Clarksville Parks & Recreation June 15 weekly report lists fun activities involving the wonderful water venues available to area residents. Whether it be free-flowing or pool contained, summer and water just go together.

The Clarksville Blueway

bluewayThe Clarksville Blueway provides river access for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing, wading, wildlife viewing, and other recreational opportunities, while connecting to numerous local parks, McGregor Park, Trice Landing, Robert Clark Park, and Liberty Park. 

When using these public access points, Clarksville Blueway users are encouraged to observe environmentally sound recreational use of this natural resource. Blueway users should always be considerate of neighbors, leave no trace of their presence, and always taking out more trash than brought into the area. 

Need equipment? Call one of the outfitters below:

  • Run-A-Muck Outfitters    931-551-6606
  • Blueway Adventures      931-320-8466

For more information on the Clarksville Blueway, rules, and access points, visit

City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation to take part in “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”

downloadThe City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites citizens to take part, as waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities across the world attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Friday, June 20 at Beachaven, New Providence, Swan Lake and Smith pools at 10 a.m. 

According to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ website, “Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and statewide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.”  

Participants can register online at or the day of the event.  The World’s Largest Swim Lesson is free, however if you would like to stay and swim at the pool afterward, you must pay the regular admission price which is $5. 

Registration for the 2nd Annual Rally on the Cumberland Canoe and Kayak Race is Underway! 

Blueway kayaker plays in the rapids.  [Photo by JazzWaves Imaging Solutions.]

Blueway kayaker plays in the rapids.
[Photo by JazzWaves Imaging Solutions.]

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 July 1 so register early! Registration can be completed online at by clicking the “Events & Family Entertainment” tab, and then selecting the appropriate category from under the “Family Entertainment” category. 



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