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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Big Band Sound Orchestra to liven up Dogwood Park Aug. 5 and Sept. 2

Big Band Sound Orchestra performs at Dogwood Park

COOKEVILLE – Get ready for saxophones, trumpets, trombones and more – plus lots of lively dancing.

It’ll happen Monday during a free Big Band Sound Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 30 E. Broad St. Another is sch...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Cookeville wins $100,000 grand prize dog park grant

Cookeville wins dog park grant

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville’s “bark” was heard.

Now the city is getting a public dog park thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded by Tennessee Dog Park Dash, which is funded by the Boyd Foundation.

“We had over 50 ci...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Add fun to your fitness routine with Hoop 30 and Pound Fit

People improve their fitness in a fun way with Hoop 30.

COOKEVILLE – Exercising just got more fun at Cane Creek Recreation Center.

Hoop 30 and Pound Fit are now among the group fitness classes being offered by Cookeville Leisure Services.

“We are so excited about our newest classes,&rdquo...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 3, 2019

A place for skaters: Park View Skate Park now open

A skateboarder rides the wall at Park View Skate Park.

COOKEVILLE – “There is an old saying about skate parks,” Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said. “‘If your community doesn’t have a skate park, it is one.’”

That ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Docents and Cultural Arts Support Team a vital part of Leisure Services

Leisure Services volunteers

COOKEVILLE – “You’re a dough-what?”

As a docent at the Cookeville History Museum, Rex Bennett gets that question a lot. And he doesn’t mind explaining. In fact, he delights in the opportunity to tell about his passion for volunteering and why museums are i...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Variety of fish attractors improve fishing at Cane Creek Park

TWRA officials add brush to Cane Creek Lake.

COOKEVILLE – Some cedar brush here, a stake bed there.

That’s what it takes to make fish – and fishermen – happy.

“It puts anglers and fish together, which is what we really want,” Mark Thurman, Te...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Cane Creek Park and City Lake Natural Areas both certified as arboretum

A sassafras tree is labeled at Cane Creek Park.

COOKEVILLE – Something special awaits trail users at Cane Creek Park and City Lake Natural Area – something that will improve their ability to identify native trees.

Sycamore, Red Maple, American Beech, Eastern Redcedar and dozens more ...

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Leisure Services