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.

Cane Creek SportsPlex co-ed softball registration March 1-24

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Cane Creek SportsPlex co-ed softball registration March 1-24

  Registration for spring co-ed softball at the Cane Creek SportsPlex is March 1-24. Teams for both slow-pitch leagues – church and recreation – consist of five males and five females, who play a 14-game [...]

CPAC presenting encore of ‘The Gospel…’

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on CPAC presenting encore of ‘The Gospel…’

  A founding father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary come together for a battle of wits in encore performances of Scott Carter’s “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo [...]

Gymnasium offers homeschool fitness and health class

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Gymnasium offers homeschool fitness and health class

      A new class for homeschool students began Feb. 6 at the Cane Creek Gymnasium. “We’re trying to fill a need for homeschoolers to get in their physical education time,” Jim Crea, Cookeville [...]

Cookeville History Museum celebrating Black history

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Cookeville History Museum celebrating Black history

The Cookeville History Museum exhibit "Black History: Contributions to Life in Putnam County" continues through Feb. 28 in light of Black History Month. The exhibit features prominent Putnam County African-Americans throughout history, such as Robinson Crusoe [...]

Fourth annual Storyfest in the Park set for April 22

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Fourth annual Storyfest in the Park set for April 22

  Stories aren’t just for children – not in Cookeville, anyway. And plenty will be told during the Cookeville History Museum’s fourth annual Storyfest in the Park on April 22. “This festival showcases the art [...]

Second round of winter trout arrive at Cane Creek Park

January 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Second round of winter trout arrive at Cane Creek Park

  Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout have joined what remains of 3,000 others released at Cane Creek Park in December through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s statewide winter trout stocking program. “It’s a good opportunity to [...]

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.
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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. 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.