Clarksville is nestled in the middle of what is known as Old West Austin. The neighborhood is bounded by West Lynn on the east, Mopac on the west, 10th Street on the south and Waterston on the north.

Dating back to the 1870's, Clarksville is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the late Seventies. Two historic landmarks are located in Clarksvile: the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church and the Haskell House. Many homes in the neighborhood are historic as well.

 
  Take the CCDC neighborhood survey!!
  • Click on the following link to take our short survey: Clarksville Survey

    • The CCDC is surveying Clarksville residents to find out about any changes or improvements they believe would improve the safety of Clarksville or make our neighborhood (or a particular street) an even better place to live. Your suggestions might relate to such things as signage, traffic calming, getting into or out of the neighborhood via car or bike or on foot, Mary Baylor Park, or other projects that you think the City of Austin ought to fund.

    • Once we hear from you, the CCDC will compile the results of this short survey and share them with you. We will also share them with the Old West Austin Neighborhood Contact Team (Mike Sullivan, Perry Lorenz and Mary Reed) and with the City of Austin’s Planning and Development Review Department for possible inclusion in the Old West Austin Neighborhood Plan. This plan lists and prioritizes neighborhood-identified projects and programs (capital and non-capital) and is used by various City departments to help them decide where and how to direct their resources over time. If you would like to read the current plan for Old West Austin, go to http://www.austintexas.gov/page/neighborhood-planning-areas

 
  CCDC Events & Projects
  • Save 1607 W. 10th!!
    • The fight to save one of Clarksville's most historically significant properties has been escalated all the way to the city council.
    • Please stop by the city council meeting on Thursday, April 17th to show your support zoning 1607 W. 10th as historic.
    • The story is in the Austin Chronicle: http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-04-11/then-theres-this-saving-the-baylor-house/
    • Or if you can't stop by, please write the Mayor and Council and ask them to zone 1607 historic:
      • lee.leffingwell@ci.austin.tx.us
      • laura.morrison@austintexas.gov
      • sheryl.cole@ci.austin.tx.us
      • chris.riley@ci.austin.tx.us
      • mike.martinez@ci.austin.tx.us
      • kathie.tovo@ci.austin.tx.us
      • bill.spelman@ci.austin.tx.us

  • Family Fun Fest
    • The Clarksville Community Development Corporation's 6th Annual Family Fun Fest happens Sunday, May 4th from 1-4 at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11 Street.
    • This year’s Fest will feature the same popular activities:
      • Petting zoo
      • Pony rides
      • Bouncy houses
      • Face painter
      • Balloon clown
      • Live music, including kids’ performer Mr. Walter
      • Silent auction
      • Visit by a hook and ladder truck between 1 & 3
    • Also, we are excited to announce that this year we are adding a Flip Book Photo Booth to the Fest, thanks to the generosity of Grande Communications. We think the photo booth will appeal to older kids and younger ones as well as their parents will really enjoy. Look for it on the front porch of the Neighborhood Center.
    • If you have not already done so, please get in touch if you can volunteer an hour or two of your time at the Fest. Contact mrpraustin@gmail.com. We need all kinds of help and being a part of the event is a lot of fun. We are confident that we can find the perfect volunteer job for you.
    • Click here for more information

  • Board Member Elections
    • Five positions on the Board of Directors will be on the ballot. Board terms run for two years (May-April.) If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, contact CCDC Secretary, Kim O’Brien (kkronzer@aol.com, 512-517-0249) by March 25, 2014.
    • The Election will take place on Tuesday, April 15, prior to the Annual Meeting.
    • ONLY THOSE CLARKSVILLE RESIDENTS WHO SUBMIT COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 1, 2014 ARE ELIGIBLE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD AND/OR VOTE IN THE ELECTION.
    • Membership application is available at http://www.historicclarksville.org/membership.htm
    • The Annual Meeting, which includes reports on recent CCDC activities and the organization's financial status, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The regularly monthly meeting will take place upon adjournment of the Annual Meeting.

  • CCDC Meetings
    • The CCDC board of directors meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except for December. Meetings begin at 6:30PM and are held at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th Street. Board discussions include neighborhood issues and concerns. All neighborhood residents are invited to attend.

  • Clarksville Walking Tour Brochure. Coming soon!!!
    • Board members and neighborhood volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the brochure, which should be available soon. Thanks to David Mider with Blueplate Design for designing a beautiful brochure. David and his family live on Toyath.

  • Annual Ice Cream Social
    • Every Summer, the CCDC hosts an ice cream social for the neighborhood. At the Social, neighborhood residents enter their homemade ice creams in a competition to win the coveted Golden Scoop Award for the Best Ice Cream in Clarksville.

  • Potlucks in the Park
    • Each Spring and Fall, the CCDC hosts a potluck dinner at Mary Frances Baylor Park. The potlucks provide opportunities for Clarksville residents to meet new neighborhoods, catch up with old friends, and eat great food.