An Austin Peay experience cannot be contained on our 190-acre landscaped campus.
Take a walk and watch the water glide by the tree-lined banks of the Cumberland River. Sample locally-grown sweet corn from the Clarksville Downtown Market. Collect high-fives from fellow Govs as you celebrate in Tailgate Alley.
We are forever connected to our community, encompassing Clarksville and beyond.
The community of Clarksville is a great place to be.
Life as a Gov in Clarksville
Clarksvilee is Tennessee's fifth-largest city and ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. While Clarksville is a booming city, it still maintains a small-town feel. It offers events and attractions for every type of student. So, what kind of Gov are you?
- The music aficionado. Soak up the sounds at Riverfest, a distinct 3-day event held annually in downtown Clarksville. There's no admission cost for either. Just bring your dancing shoes!
- The fan of fine arts. The First Thursday Art Walk steps off every month, rain or shine. This free, self-guided tour combines visual art, live music and engaging events in the heart of downtown Clarksville.
- The history buff. Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers at Fort Defiance Civil War Park. Located on a bluff above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland rivers, this Union-held fort was a magnet for runaway and freed slaves.
- The theatre-goer. The corner of Franklin and First has always been an entertainment hub in Clarksville. Enjoy the eclectic range of live performances year-round at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
- The outdoor enthusiast. Kayak the Cumberland or kick back with a fishing pole at Liberty Park & Clarksville Marina. The park includes a fishing pond, walking trails, dog park and boat slips.
Clarksville By the Numbers
- 1784 Clarksville established along the Red and Cumberland rivers
- 150K people living in the Clarksville area
- 30+ city parks in and around Clarksville
- 19th in the nation for fastest job growth