When it comes to leisurely activities, the City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services has plenty to offer. A variety of special events, programs and classes are always in the works to satisfy people of all ages.
COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville History Museum will present “I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage” on March 10 with an opening reception from 1-3 p.m. The exhibit, organized by the Tennessee State Museum, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
COOKEVILLE – A refreshing drink of water. That’s what awaits Cane Creek Park trail users thanks to a new drinking fountain and bottle filling station that was recently installed through a partnership between the [...]
COOKEVILLE – While most kids may never set foot on a moving locomotive, they’re all “experts” on these massive rail-riding vehicles. “Kids are genuinely excited about trains,” Ashley McKee, education specialist for the Cookeville [...]
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.