Leisure Services


  1. Cookeville Community Band

    Community Band's ‘Worldwide Christmas Celebration’ concert Nov. 25 at CPAC

    "A Worldwide Christmas Celebration” awaits music lovers Nov. 25 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. The free holiday concert, presented by the Cookeville Community Band, begins at 3 p.m. Read on...
  2. November fitness schedule

    Start getting in shape today with November fitness classes at Cane Creek Rec Center

    “Today is always the best day to start taking better care of yourself.” That’s what Jen Webb of Cookeville Leisure Services said to encourage anyone considering starting a new fitness routine in November. Read on...
  3. holiday home

    Decorate your home for the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Challenge and Tour of Lights

    Some go big with colorful lights. Others prefer a traditional approach – elegant wreaths and garland or wise men and a manger. Then there are those who go over the top with fun inflatables. There’s no wrong way to do exterior holiday home decorating. Read on...
  4. Children enjoy Train Tales at the Cookeville Depot.

    Train Tales a Friday favorite at Cookeville Depot

    The Cookeville Depot strives to build on children's natural enthusiasm for trains and history through a number of fun and educational community outreach programs — one of which is Train Tales, a free activity for preschoolers every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Read on...
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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Challenge

Decorate your home for a chance to win $100 and to be part of a Cookeville Christmas Tour of Lights. Categories are Most Colorful, Most Traditional and Most Animated. Registration deadline is Nov. 26.

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City of Cookeville 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: 

  • 10 city parks
  • Cookeville Performing Arts Center
  • Cane Creek Recreation Center 
  • Cane Creek Gymnasium
  • Cane Creek SportsPlex
  • Cookeville Depot Museum
  • Cookeville History Museum
  • Cookeville City Cemetery
  • Maintenance of all city buildings

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Classes, Programs & Events

We offer Classes & Programs and events throughout the year, many of which are free. Online registration is available.


Cane Creek Recreation Center offers daily fitness classes. Learn more

Shelter Reservations

Many special occasions are celebrated at Cane Creek Park - birthdays, reunions, weddings, graduations and more. With its sparkling lake and scenic wooded areas, the park is the perfect setting for making memories. Three picnic shelters are available to make these gatherings more convenient. Learn More

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.