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Posted on: May 7, 2021

See WWII ‘Through the Lens of a Cookeville Soldier’ at Cookeville History Museum

A picture of Gaskell Warren at Cookeville History Museum

COOKEVILLE – Gaskell Warren always had a camera with him – even at war.

The World War II soldier traveled all over Europe in the mid-1940s as a member of the military police, taking pictures of most everything he saw. Years later, his g...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Cookeville again achieves Tree City USA and Tree Line USA recognition

Arbor Day trees

COOKEVILLE – The City of Cookeville was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The city also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental im...

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Community News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Cookeville Tree Board bestows Friends of the Urban Forest Awards

Tree Board Award - Guy Zimmerman

COOKEVILLE – The City of Cookeville and Cookeville Tree Board recently recognized two community partners for their contributions to environmental projects within the city over the past year.

“The tree board voted this year to revive its...

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Community News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Downtown Cookeville murals the focus of History Hike on May 8


COOKEVILLE – Saturday’s History Hike is an opportunity to look for outdoor art in downtown Cookeville.

The free self-guided activity, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, happens between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Participants will p...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Drive Thru Expansion Finished


The City of Cookeville Customer Service Department is pleased to announce the new expansion of the drive thru service located at City Hall.   As of Friday, April 30th, two lanes for payment is now available for our utility customers convenience.


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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Cookeville Leisure Services offering men’s church league softball

Softball players play a game at Cane Creek SportsPlex

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Leisure Services has a new softball offering for the summer – men’s church league.

 “We are looking forward to the opportunity to offer more softball throughout the summer months,&...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Registration open for Leisure Services summer day camps

lacrosse camp

COOKEVILLE – Some kids fill summer break with sports. Others prefer arts and crafts or free play. 

Cookeville Leisure Services’ summer day camps provide opportunities for all of the above.

“We are excited to be able to offer a jam-packed summer of ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 19, 2021

SlideCKVL cancelled for 2021

SlideCKVL cancelled

COOKEVILLE –– SlideCKVL, Cookeville’s two-day summer water party, has been cancelled.

The annual event, which was also cancelled in 2020, traditionally features a 1,000-foot waterslide on Broad Street that attracts thousands o...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 8, 2021

CPAC's Steve Gwilt: Retired but looking forward to more theatre

Steve Gwilt and Maggie

COOKEVILLE – The lights go down, and all the actors can feel it.

Theatre folk call it “magic time.”

“You take that last big breath, and once you go out there, it’s like you’re going downhill with t...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Dog park construction underway at Cane Creek Park

Cane Creek dog park construction

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville’s first public dog park is taking shape and could be ready to open by this summer at Cane Creek Park.

Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said construction is underway and equipment purchases are bein...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Donation makes Heart of the City Playground restrooms a reality

Dogwood Park restroom donation

COOKEVILLE – The final piece of Dogwood Park’s Heart of the City Playground is almost in place – restroom facilities.

It’s the culmination of a community-build project that goes back to 2015, when playground committe...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Public Notice Council Meetings Notice 2021

city hall 2


         NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all residents of Cookeville, Tennessee, and to all persons interested, that Open, Public Regular Meetings of the City Council of Cookeville will be held at the re...

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