Cookeville has lots to offer in the new year
When it comes to leisurely activities, Cookeville has plenty to offer through its Department of Leisure Services. Numerous events, programs and classes are always in the works to satisfy all ages.
COOKEVILLE – The shelves are filled with boxes – all of them numbered, all of them labeled. Inside the boxes are historic treasures, all of which have passed through the meticulous hands of Cookeville [...]
COOKEVILLE – “One world… one breath.” That’s the motto of a global event Cookevillians are invited to take part in on April 29 – World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. And it’s free. “For several [...]
COOKEVILLE – Summer break is a couple of months away, but registration for Cookeville Leisure Services’ summer day camp at the Cane Creek Recreation Center opens April 17 – and space is limited. [...]
COOKEVILLE – Take a hike – a history hike, that is. Cookeville Leisure Services’ History Hikes start April 8 and will continue the second Saturday of each month through October. April's hike will go along with [...]
COOKEVILLE – The paddleboats at Cane Creek Park will soon be filled with people enjoying the sights of spring from the lake. The boats will be available to rent April 1, when the concession [...]
The Department of Leisure Services and Public Facilities is the leading provider of recreational and educational programs, classes and events in this area. We are responsible for all city parks, the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, Cane Creek Recreation Center and Gymnasium, Cane Creek SportsPlex, Cookeville Depot and History museums, maintenance of all city buildings, and Cookeville City Cemetery. We provide programs, classes and special events throughout the year, many of which are free.
Online registration is available for classes, events and programs, and reservations for shelters.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by being the leading provider of quality leisure time activities, programs, events, facilities and open space for our citizens. That mission is guided by some basic beliefs:
— We believe in safety and cleanliness.
— We believe in being creative, innovative and progressive.
— We believe offering a money-back guarantee indicates our commitment to quality and excellence.
— We believe our people, whether full-time, part-time or temporary, are our most important resource and asset.
— We believe our facility users and program participants’ first impression will be their lasting impression.
— We believe word of mouth is the most important form of publicity and marketing.
— We believe in being courteous, helpful, attentive and fair.
— We believe in protecting and preserving open space and parks in order to enhance the quality of life for future generations.
— We believe in making the good life better.