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COY LACY PARK: PLAYGROUND REPLACEMENT
The Clarksville Rotary Foundation has been awarded a $239,000 Clarksville-Montgomery County (CMC) Community Health Foundation grant to fund the renovation of the City of Clarksville’s Coy Lacy Park.
Coy Lacy Park, located at 105 Canterbury Road, was chosen by the Rotary Foundation to receive grant funding. The donation to the City of Clarksville will enable Clarksville Parks & Recreation to replace all existing playground equipment with inclusive equipment that is entirely American Disability Act (ADA) accessible, including surface materials that exceed ADA guidelines for wheelchair accessibility. Coy Lacy Park will soon be the second playground to feature solid surfacing in Parks & Recreation’s inventory, following the renovation of Edith Pettus Park and Splash Park in 2016.
During a check presentation on Wednesday, March 2, the Clarksville Rotary Foundation received a check from CMC Community Health Foundation Grants Committee Chair Dr. Mark Trawinski. Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts was present to express his gratitude to the Rotary Foundation for their continued support and investment into the Clarksville community.
The playground at Coy Lacy Park was built in 1994, making it the oldest neighborhood playground in Parks & Recreation’s inventory and the ideal candidate for future funding. Clarksville Parks & Recreation recently solicited a survey yielding 483 responses from the surrounding community. Mayor Pitts and Parks & Recreation staff also visited the nearby Burt Elementary School to hear input from students, including a student who uses a wheelchair that requested Mayor Pitts to “build a playground for children like me.”
This partnership between the Clarksville International Rotary Clubs and the City of Clarksville has happened once before, previously partnering to fund, construct and landscape the playground at Heritage Park in 2016.
Construction for the new trail off of Kraft Street was completed in Spring 2021. The new section of trail begins where the North Extension of the Clarksville Riverwalk ends and continues approximately a quarter mile further up the Red River behind businesses on Kraft Street. Amenities include parking and canoe and kayak access. This new trailhead connects to the new APSU greenway.
Red River Pedestrian Bridge
This fully-funded project is currently underway. Construction will begin in early 2022. The pedestrian bridge will connect the existing north greenway system to the downtown Cumberland Riverwalk, APSU Greenway, and Upland Trails for a combined nine miles of trails.
Ewing Burchett Park
Ewing Burchett Park, located at 520 Roselawn Drive, was constructed in 1999 and includes a single pavilion, picnic table and grill. It has a basketball half court, swing set, and two playgrounds with pea gravel surfacing, one for ages 2-5 and the other for ages 5-12.
While funding has not been secured for this project, the City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking input regarding a potential grant opportunity to be used for improvements to the park. Your feedback from this short survey will help us develop a plan for those improvements, once funded.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at (931) 645-7476 or email@example.com
The survey is open until September 27, 2022.
Exit 8 Athletic Complex
August 23, 2022 - Work on the Exit 8 Athletic Complex is officially underway as crews began moving dirt last week at the site. Located south of the intersection of Rossview Road and International Boulevard, Phase 1 of the new Athletic Complex will include 11 new soccer fields, four natural grass, four practice-grade and three with synthetic turf. The site also includes pavilions with eight accessible family restrooms, an all-access playground and ADA-accessible walking trails.
The site will also have plenty of parking with 737 spaces planned.
Crews are currently focusing on the roadway that will lead to the new athletic complex. This step is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, according to City Project Manager John Hillborn.
The new complex will almost double the number of soccer fields in Clarksville. Its completion will help to take pressure off Heritage Park, which serves hundreds of young soccer players each weekend.
“It’s really exciting to get this project underway. We’ve been waiting a long time for it. The road is under construction and we’re looking forward to bidding out the Athletic Complex,” said City Mayor Joe Pitts. “It’ll take some pressure off our existing parks and field infrastructure at Heritage Park and other places, and we’re looking forward to adding more inventory over the next couple of years.”
The Exit 8 Athletic Complex will include room for future development on its north side. While plans are not yet set in stone, phase 2 is expected to include additional sports fields and recreational spaces, nearly doubling the site’s usable space.
SHERWOOD FOREST PARK: PLAYGROUND REPLACEMENT
Clarksville Parks and Recreation announced the grand opening of a new and improved playground at Sherwood Forest Park, located at 229 Kings Deer Drive. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on July 14, 2022, with Mayor Joe Pitts, Councilperson Ambar Marquis, and Clarksville Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Letourneau all in attendance.
The old structure, installed in 1994, was recently removed, and work on the new structure began shortly after. The playground area now features artificial turf, while the upgraded playground is ADA accessible with ramps and also features an adaptive swing.
Swan Lake Tennis Complex Lighting Renovations
The Swan Lake tennis complex has reopened after new lighting was installed in March 2022. The new LED lighting system is more energy-efficient and will require less maintenance. The tennis courts will now have improved visibility during the evenings.