Summer days are here, and Cookeville has lots to offer. Enjoy!
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 – Registration for the Cookeville Department of Leisure Services School of Dance is open. Interested dancers and their families are invited to an open house July 31 from 4-6 p.m. at the Cane [...]
COOKEVILLE – Cookeville’s third annual “Red, White and Boom!” celebration will feature fireworks, a 1,000-foot water slide, live music, kids parade and much more. “We will celebrate Independence Day with the greatest free fireworks [...]
COOKEVILLE -- The Cookeville Community Band opened its 16th summer concert series with a Memorial Day concert at the Dogwood Park Performance Pavilion. Summer concerts are scheduled for 7:30 p.m every other Monday night [...]
Come to the Dogwood Performance Pavilion at Dogwood Park to enjoy free concerts on the third Thursday of each month, May through August, at 7:30 p.m. Third Thursday concerts are presented by the City [...]
COOKEVILLE – A new Cookeville History Museum exhibit challenges kids to simply “escape.” “The end game is to unlock the museum to escape,” Beth Thompson, Cookeville museums manager, said. “Clues will lead you 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.
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.