Clarksville TN Riverwalk and McGregor Park Review

by on January 19th, 2011
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I have been living in the Clarksville area for about six months now. When I first came here I started looking for places to go and spend time. One of the places I found to be relaxing and scenic was the Riverwalk and McGregor Park off of 41A by Wendy’s. It can easily be spotted with the line of flags from various countries around the world.

The Riverwalk stretches along the Cumberland River. It currently includes a wharf, boat ramp, playground, picnic areas, amphitheater, open air pavilion, and an overlook. There is also a timeline of the river’s history inside the museum. This is a great place to take your family for a nice day out or to go for a walk or jog. Some of the picnic areas include a charcoal grill for you to cook on. If you want a day out on your boat you can pull your boat up to the boat ramp and there is still ample parking for your vehicle and boat trailer. If you just want to cast a line into the river and do some fishing you can take advantage of the wharf or fish along the banks of the river. Most nice days you can find many families at the playground watching their children play. There are public restrooms on site for your convenience as well.

For those that want to take a walk, jog, or take your pet for a walk, the Riverwalk stretches for one mile. There are places for you to dispose of your animal waste along the walk.

At one end of the river walk is a statue of Wilma Rudolph near the pedestrian overpass.

Different events are held year round such as festivals and concerts. In September you can check out the River festival that has music, a regatta, kid zones, and other activities. During the Christmas holiday you can see the Riverwalk lit up with lights that stretch most of its distance. Lights hang from the trees and there are tunnels of lights along the path along with different scenes for the holidays.

The walk way is well lit and the scenery is great for an evening walk with a date.

If you are taking your children to walk along the river, you will want to watch as portions of the Riverwalk are open and there are some steep drop-offs.

This is easily one of the spots in Clarksville that one would want to see again and again. There is something for everyone here and admission is free to the general public. I recommend taking time to stop and check out this site if you are new to the Clarksville area and looking for something to do. You can see a list or rules and park details at the Clarksville website in the link provided below.


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