The Department of Leisure Services and Public Facilities is the leading provider of recreational and educational programs, classes and events in this area.

The Department is responsible for all city parks, the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, Cane Creek Recreation Center and Gymnasium, the Cane Creek SportsPlex, the Cookeville Depot and History Museums, maintenance of all city buildings, and the City Cemetery.

We provide programs, classes and special events throughout the year, many of which are FREE!




Online registration is now available for classes, events and programs, and reservations for shelters.

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Mission Statement
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.
Our mission will be 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 that our facility users and program participants’ first impression will be their lasting impression. — We believe that 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!