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Cookeville has lots to offer in the new year. 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.

CPAC’s ‘At Home at the Zoo’ opens March 2

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on CPAC’s ‘At Home at the Zoo’ opens March 2

COOKEVILLE – “We should talk.” Thus begins an evening with the Cookeville Performing Arts Center’s Backstage Series production of “Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo,” which opens March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The play, [...]

Spring co-ed volleyball league registration open

February 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Spring co-ed volleyball league registration open

COOKEVILLE – Registration is open for Cookeville Leisure Services’ spring co-ed volleyball league to be played at the Cane Creek Gymnasium. Games will be on Friday nights, March 16-May 4, between 6 and 10 p.m. [...]

Spring Break Basketball Camp registration open

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Spring Break Basketball Camp registration open

COOKEVILLE – Registration for Spring Break Basketball Camp at the Cane Creek Gymnasium is open. The camp, a partnership between Cookeville Leisure Services and 1Shot Athletics, will be held March 12-16 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. [...]

Leisure Services and TTU partner for self-defense class

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Leisure Services and TTU partner for self-defense class

COOKEVILLE – A partnership between the City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services and Tennessee Tech University allows TTU students to take Self-Defense for Women at the Cane Creek Recreation Center. Eleven students are enrolled [...]

Scavenging fun returns to Cookeville’s WestSide Jan. 20

January 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Scavenging fun returns to Cookeville’s WestSide Jan. 20

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville’s historic WestSide district will soon be a destination for “scavengers” during Cookeville Leisure Services’ sixth annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts. The first of three Saturday hunts will take place Jan. 20 starting at [...]

Trout fishing opportunities await at Cane Creek Park

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Trout fishing opportunities await at Cane Creek Park

COOKEVILLE – Cane Creek Park’s lake just got more crowded – with trout. It’s not the sort of fish one would find there naturally. But each winter, a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency truck rolls into [...]

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.