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Posted on: May 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City pools and splash pads now open

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks & Recreation is excited to open four public swimming pools and four splash pads on Saturday, May 25 for the summer season. 

Beachaven, Bel-Aire, New Providence and Swan Lake pools are open daily through Aug. 4. Admission is $5 daily, after 3 p.m. admission is $3. Summer and year-round pool memberships are also available and can be purchased at the pools or online at Concessions are available for purchase onsite at each pool. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Thanks to a $488,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Local Parks and Recreation Fund, Swan Lake pool has been renovated and improved. It now sports a kids splash area, a refurbished waterslide and a new drop slide. In addition, the park now has ADA compliant sidewalks and restrooms, a repaved and upgraded parking lot, more perimeter lighting, and pavilions and cabanas that will be available for rental.

Splash pads are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through early September. Splash pads are available at Edith Pettus, Heritage, Dixon, and Lettie Kendall parks. Admission is free.

Pools offer five comprehensive levels of swim lessons, plus Parent-Child, Preschool, Adult, and Adaptive.  Two-week sessions are offered each month and begin June 3. Cost is $40 and registration is underway now.  

Fitness sessions
Looking to get fit? New this season, Water Walking is a great aerobic and calorie burning workout held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at New Providence pool. The fee is $30 per session. 

Silver Splash, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Bel-Aire pool and is designed to help adults, ages 50 and up, improve agility, balance, coordination, and strength. The fee is $3 per class. 

Evening water aerobics class, open to adults ages 18 and up, will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at Bel-Aire pool. The fee is $35 per 4-week session. 

Scuba experiences
Again this season, Clarksville Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Waterdogs Scuba to provide a variety of scuba experiences at Bel-Aire pool. Designed for young drivers, ages 8-12, Seal Team Scuba Camp is built around action-packed aqua missions and takes place Tuesday-Thursday, June 11-13, June 25-27, July 16-18 or July 23-25 from 12 to 4 p.m. Fee is $299 per person. 

Introduce your child, ages 8-12, to scuba during the Bubblemaker Scuba Experience from 1 to 4 p.m., June 6 or July 6. The fee is $40 per person. 

Learn how to use scuba equipment and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world at Discover Scuba available from 1-4 p.m. June 1, June 15, July 6 or July 20. The fee is $40 and is open to ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. 

Party rentals
Looking for a unique location for your next party or gathering? Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to offer pool party packages during public swim times. Party packages cost $10 per person and include two hours of free swim, pizza, juice box, and an ice cream cup per person. Book online now at

The pools also feature a variety of events throughout the season:

Beat the Heat Pool Party
Cool off with swimming, refreshments, and fun from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Bel-Aire, New Providence, Beachaven and Swan Lake pools. The fee is free for pool members or $6 per person for non-members. Pre-registration is required by May 25 to guarantee the meal package. 

Back to School Splash
Students are invited to enjoy our low-cost pool party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Beachaven, New Providence or Swan Lake pools, where they will receive a backpack full of grade-appropriate school supplies. The fee is $6 per person. Pre-registration is required. 

Pool and splash pad schedule
Wondering which pool or splash pad is closest to your home?  Check out this list of pool and splash pad locations in Clarksville:

Beachaven Pool – 390 Gaylewood Drive
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Bel-Aire Pool – 124 Marie Drive
Monday-Friday, instructional programs only.
Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

New Providence Pool – 168 Cunningham Lane (behind Kleeman Recreation Center)
Monday-Friday, 6:30-9 a.m. Fitness Swim Only
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Swan Lake Pool – 2002 Sanders Road
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Dixon Splash Pad – 117 S Tenth Street

Edith Pettus Splash Park – 345 Farris Drive

Heritage Park Splash Pad – 1241 Peachers Mill Road

Lettie Kendall Splash Pad – 300 A Street




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