Leisure Services


  1. Tea For Three

    CPAC Backstage: ‘Tea For Three’ sheds light on historic first ladies

    An intimate, witty and humorous look at the life of a president’s wife is coming to Cookeville Performing Arts Center for its Backstage Series production of “Tea For Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty.” Show dates are Jan. 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, Feb. 1 and 2. Read on...
  2. trout fishing at Cane Creek

    Fish for winter trout at Cane Creek Park

    A fish normally found in cold-water streams can now be caught at Cane Creek Park. TWRA released approximately 5,000 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake in December and January through its annual statewide winter trout stocking program. Read on...
  3. microcars

    Microcars rolling into Cookeville History Museum for exhibit Jan. 26-March 23

    An exhibit of microcars is expected to generate big excitement at the Cookeville History Museum. “Lane Motor Museum Travels to Cookeville” opens Jan. 26 along with a Cars and Coffee car show from 9-11 a.m. in the nearby Fleming Avenue parking lot. Read on...
  4. Dogwood Park

    Cookeville Leisure Services: A look back at 2018

    Cookeville Leisure Services kept busy “making the good life better” in 2018. Highlights included 30 theatrical performances, 19 concerts, 10 movies, six museum exhibits, 12 camps, 771 athletic games, 2,000 fitness classes and a host of other activities. Read on...
  5. WestSide Scavenger Hunt web

    WestSide Scavenger Hunts continue Feb. 9 and March 9

    If you notice groups of folks peeking in and around WestSide businesses on Feb. 9 and March 9, don’t worry – they’re just scavengers in Cookeville Leisure Services’ seventh annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts. Participation is free. Read on...
  6. Father-Daughter Date Night

    SOLD OUT: Father Daughter Date Night Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23

    It’s a special night for dads and daughters of all ages. Cookeville Leisure Services’ 32nd annual Father Daughter Date Night will be held Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23. Read on...
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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.