Ensor Sink Natural Area

A beautiful little park in the heart of town which features picnic tables, two walking trails, a small amphitheater for lectures and educational uses, a stone council ring for scout meetings and nature groups and a gazebo with an informational kiosk which centers on our city’s system of sink holes.

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Dogwood Park

A green oasis in the downtown area, located at 30 E Broad St, across from the City Municipal Building.  It’s a great place for lunchtime picnics.  The Department’s Performance Pavilion is located in this park. This park is also home to a beautiful interactive fountain which flows daily throughout the spring/summer season. The Heart of the City Playground, the area’s only all-inclusive, fully-accessible playground, was also built inside the park in late 2015.


Cane Creek Park

Cookeville’s largest park and the “Finest Municipal Park in the Upper Cumberland”, located at 201 CC Camp Rd., hosts well over 100,000 visitors yearly.  The park contains a concession stand, three picnic shelters, basketball and volleyball courts, play equipment, hiking and walking trails, boat rentals, an 18-hole Disc Golf Course and a lake to fish.  Hours are: 7 am – 9 pm unless otherwise posted.  Shelters may be rented by calling 520-4FUN. Paddleboats, canoes, and fishing bait may be purchased at the concession stand April through September.  You can contact the park office at 931-526-6668.


Cinderella Park

Located at the end of Mitchell Avenue at 700 Cinderella Lane, Cinderella is one of the city’s oldest neighborhood parks. It has a small picnic shelter with tables, play equipment and a basketball court.

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West End Park

This neighborhood park is located at 609 West End and has a volleyball court, play equipment, picnic tables and a basketball court.

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Walnut Park

This park is located at 186 South Walnut Avenue, immediately behind the Senior Citizens Center. This passive park contains a walking trail, picnic tables and a gazebo.

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Franklin Avenue Park

Franklin Avenue Park is located at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 6th Street. It is one of the most popular neighborhood parks, and contains brand new play equipment installed in October 2006.   It also has small picnic shelters and horseshoe courts.

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Park View Park

This park is adjacent to Park View Pool at 570 Scott Avenue.  Pplayground equipment fully accessible by the disabled child has been added as well as a picnic shelter with tables.

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City Lake Natural Area

This 35 acre City Lake Natural Area is located on Bridgeway Drive and is preserved in its natural state, with some improvements to help accessibility.  The park is a favorite area with fishermen as they can catch catfish, bass and bream.  Cookeville’s first water treatment facility was constructed here.


Capshaw Park

On the corner of South Maple, Stevens St. & Elm Ave.
this park is adjacent to Capshaw School.  This park is a
natural area with trails and picnic tables.