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Benefits of Clarksville Parks & Recreation
Building a stronger community by providing a variety of positive experiences and exceptional facilities, while preserving our natural resources.
Access to parks and recreation facilities leads to healthy lifestyles for people of all ages! Numerous studies have exemplified and emphasized the importance and impact of outdoor exercise on decreasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, colon cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. A moderate amount of physical activity has a significant impact on mental health as well, offering the remedy of revitalization, a decrease in stress, anxiety, anger, and depression. Clarksville Parks and Recreation maintains 1438 acres of parks and facilities, 18 plus miles of a walking trail, and a plethora of recreational, instructional, and fitness programs for residents. Let’s live long, strong, and healthy!
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Parks Build Healthy Communities
Parks are key community contributors when it comes to addressing the effects of climate change or preserving natural habitats. Initiatives that protect the environment are among the many activities that the local government provides for residents. A key example of how Clarksville Parks and Recreation takes hold of this is the Billy Dunlop renovation. This renovation not only focused on providing residents with updated facilities but protecting the riverbank along Big West Fork Creek as well, by planting native trees and small tree seedlings to establish a buffer and restore natural habitat to reduce erosion and water pollution.
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Park and Recreation Sustainability Practices
Parks and recreation facilities are powerful engines of economic activity! Contributing to higher real estate values, tourism, and economic development local parks generate over 150 billion dollars in economic activity.
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Economic Impact of Local Parks
Clarksville Parks and Recreation enhances social cohesion through providing facilities and programs accessible to our community members regardless of income, race, age, and ability. The presence of positive social cohesion creates quality communities that strive and thus expand. The entire Clarksville Parks and Recreation staff commits and cares about the presence of social equity in our community and communities all over.
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