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.

Monday, March 17, 2008

First Spring Workday

Friends:

I am excited to announce our first workday of the Spring. It will be Saturday, March 29th. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the lower parking lot next to the creek. I will try to put the banner on my truck so everyone can see.

Our projects for the day include installing rolling grade dips (like water bars) on some new sections of trail. This really needs to be done before the April showers begin. Also, I would like to have a crew working on the new trail up to the amphitheater. If David can bring the auger, I would like for us to finish installing the signs.

Be sure and bring gloves, water, snacks, and any trail building tools that you may have. Of particular importance this day will be a shovel and wheel barrow as well as clearing tools like shears and loppers. The more shovels and wheel barrows we have, the better.

Also, I would really like to thank all of those who have made contributions to FORP over the last couple months. I have been really busy at work and got behind on my Thank You notes. However, I would like everyone to know how much their support is appreciated.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 29th. And, before any of you mountain bikers call me and say, "wait, the Chickasaw race is the next day." I know. I'm sorry. It was the only day I could work in for a workday this month. However, I understand if you are racing Chickasaw and don't show for the workday. Rest up and represent Middle TN. I may be there to cheer you on but I will not be racing this year.

Chris

8 Comments:

Blogger Skallenia said...

Is there a mailing list for Friends of Rotary Park?

12:26 PM  
Blogger R3 Running Racing Relaxing said...

The December Jingle Bell Jog will have a Fun Run for kids 12 and under. The registration is 5$ and all proceeds go to Friends of the Rotary. Sign up at www.active.com or at the R3 Store in Clarksville.

R3 Running Racing Relaxing
2535 Madison St STE H
Clarksville, TN 37043
931-233-1808
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9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! NOTHING NEW IN A YEAR, WAY TO GO CHRIS.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Rotary Park, a $36,000 grant was received from the Recreational Trails Program in the fall and will be used to construct an approximately 800-foot boardwalk along Wall Branch Creek, including a bridge over the creek. The total estimated cost of the project is $89,000.

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rotary park has become a do whatever you feel like place. Dogs running loose, trash all though the trails and if you are out for a walk, stay on your toes or you might get hit by a fast moving cyclist, and it seems as though they are starting to think that the trails are solely for them anyway.

2:20 PM  
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8:32 PM  
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LOOKS LIKE THIS IS AN UNATTENDED BLOG................BORING

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The modifications being made to the trails so bike riders can go around curves faster is complete bullshit.

8:02 PM  

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