Cumberland Riverwalk & McGregor Park

 

Overview

McGregor Park is home to the Cumberland Riverwalk, a four-mile walking trail that spans from downtown following the Cumberland River and Red Rivers across from the Clarksville Greenway. The park features family-friendly amenities and an interpretive center, in addition to the Riverwalk. (Pets are allowed in all city and state parks while on a leash.)

Description

One of Clarksville's most scenic developed trails, the Cumberland Riverwalk follows the Cumberland River beginning at the southern border of McGregor Park. At its north end, the walkway connects to the Red River Trail, following the Red River where it will eventually connect with the Clarksville Greenway, via a pedestrian overpass. At its southern end, the Riverwalk connects to the city's Upland Trail (and the heart of historic downtown) via a pedestrian bridge over Riverside Drive.

McGregor Park is a 15-acre park located alongside the Cumberland River. The park boasts picnic areas, a playground, restrooms, a BCycle station, and a boat ramp, as well as the As the River Flows Museum depicting Clarksville's rich river history. 

The park is also home to the Clarksville Riverwalk, a four-mile paved trail that connects on the south end to the Upland Trail via the Pedestrian Overpass at College Street, and on the north end at the Red River across from the Clarksville Greenway. The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling, walking pets or taking in a sunset.

McGregor Park's As the River Flows Museum features 12 graphic panels that illustrate the history of the Cumberland River and its significance to Clarksville's development from that vantage point. Panels begin with pre-settlement times and Native American habitation, continuing through the modern day.

The park is home to the annual Christmas on the Cumberland, a half-mile of dazzling displays featuring 1 million+ lights. This festive event is free and open to the public nightly the week of Thanksgiving through January 2.

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