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.

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 get [...]

Scavenging fun returns to historic WestSide District

January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Scavenging fun returns to historic WestSide District

It’s scavenger hunting season in Cookeville’s WestSide district. “We want to get people moving and exploring history,” Ashley McKee, Cookeville museums education specialist, said of Cookeville Leisure Services’ fifth annual WestSide scavenger hunts. The three [...]

Fit Frenzy sets the tone for fitness resolutions

January 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Fit Frenzy sets the tone for fitness resolutions

    With a new year comes a renewed desire to get in shape and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Cookeville Leisure Services’ Fit Frenzy, a free event held Jan. 14 at the Cane Creek Recreation [...]

Father-Daughter Date Night tickets sold out

December 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Father-Daughter Date Night tickets sold out

  It’s a date Cookeville fathers and daughters want to keep – even after 30 years. So let the dress shopping begin. “Dads will do anything for their daughters, and that includes dancing to all [...]

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.