Leisure Services


  1. Children play basketball at Cane Creek Gymnasium.

    Registration open for Spring Break Basketball Camp at Cane Creek Gymnasium

    Registration is open for Spring Break Basketball Camp at Cane Creek Gymnasium. The camp is March 16-20. Campers ages 7-15 will engage in various drills and shooting techniques. Read on...
  2. Actors perform in The Dock Brief at CPAC.

    Backstage comedy ‘The Dock Brief’ opens Feb. 28 at Cookeville Performing Arts Center

    A comedy? In a prison cell? Following a murder? Yes, yes and yes. Cookeville Performing Arts Center’s Backstage Series production, “The Dock Brief” by John Mortimer, will be presented Feb. 28, 29, March 3, 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 3 p.m. Read on...
  3. Mildred Garrett retirement

    Long-time Leisure Services recreation programmer calling it a career

    When Mildred Garrett leaves her office on Feb. 10, she’ll hang up her Cookeville Leisure Services recreation programmer hat and put on a new one – that of retiree. For 37 years, she has planned a variety of classes, programs and events for the community. Read on...
  4. Two docents stand next to the model train at the Depot.

    Want to be a docent? Cookeville history and depot museums seeking volunteers

    Docents are the smiling faces who greet you at Cookeville’s history and depot museums – and more are needed, especially on Saturday as it is the busiest day of the week at both museums. A docent training session is being planned. Read on...
  5. Cookeville Pottery Company exhibit at Cookeville History Museum

    ‘Memories of the Cookeville Pottery Company’ opens Jan. 25 at History Museum

    Ahead of its time. That’s how James Lacy described the Cookeville Pottery Company, which operated from 1936-1960. See items from the historic pottery during the Cookeville History Museum's next exhibit, which opens Jan. 25 with a reception from 1-3 p.m. Read on...
  6. People participate in a WestSide Scavenger Hunt.

    WestSide scavenging fun returns Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14

    It’s an opportunity to explore Cookeville’s historic WestSide District – and maybe win a prize. Cookeville Leisure Services’ eighth annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts will take place Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Read on...
  7. A father and daughter attend Father-Daughter Date Night.

    Father-Daughter Date Night Feb. 21, 22, 28, 29: Tickets sold out

    Tickets for Cookeville Leisure Services’ 33rd annual Father-Daughter Date Night are sold out. The event is Feb. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 6 p.m. at the Leslie Town Centre and includes dinner and dancing. Read on...
  8. A trout is held before it&#39s released into the lake.

    Cane Creek Park’s winter trout have arrived

    It’s the “reel” deal – Cane Creek Park’s winter trout are here. TWRA released approximately 2,000 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake Dec. 11 and will return Jan. 22 to release 3,000 more through its annual statewide winter trout stocking program. 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 the following: 

  • 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

We offer a variety of Classes & Programs throughout the year at Cane Creek Recreation Center. Online registration is available.

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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.