Friends of Rotary Park

This is a service provided to the users of Rotary Park in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. It is hosted by Friends of Rotary Park, a newly formed volunteer group that is dilligently working to improve the trail network at the park. This site provides information about current, past, and future trail development.

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Rotary Park is a county-owned natural park in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. It consists of two adjoining tracts of land that make up about 95 acres of mostly undeveloped, wooded land. There is one park entrance/exit that is paved and runs to the back of the park. There are three pavilions along the roadway with the largest being at the road's end. Rotary Park has an extensive trail network and is open to hikers and bikers. The new push for extensive trail work is necessary because most trails were improperly built by ATVs and motorcycles. Motorized vehicles are now banned from the park. Furthermore, the trails are showing signs of serious erosion. Most recently, a large amount of sustainable trail located outside of the park's boundary has been taken by development. The Friends of Rotary Park is dedicated to restoring and improving the park. Those interested in joining Friends of Rotary Park can do so by contacting Chris Clark at 931-801-3898. Dues are $25.00 for a family membership.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Welcome APSU Students

I would like to welcome all of you who visited our table at the APSU Wellness seminar today. I'm sorry that I was not there to personally greet everyone but had to work. I do hope to see each of you at the park soon.

I began mountain biking at Rotary Park when I was a student at Austin Peay. I found that it provided an excellent atmosphere in which to escape the rigors of college life. I encourage each and every one of you to pay the park a visit. We have plenty of trails for hiking, biking, and trail running. Seriously, I see some of you guys running up and down Madison Street. I've done it and it can get boring. Try trail running at Rotary Park. You will not be disappointed.

Also, I would like to thank all of our members who were able to prepare for, install, and operate our display today. You guys all did a fantastic job. It made me very proud to part of an organization with such wonderful people. Thank you.

Chris

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