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Posted on: May 23, 2019

After Dark Movies at Dogwood Park set for June 14, 15, 21, 28, July 6

A crowd gathers for an After Dark movie at Dogwood Park.

COOKEVILLE – Warm, starry nights. Blankets on the lawn. And popcorn.

It’s time for After Dark Movies in the Park at Dogwood Park.

The free movie series, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services and State Rep. Ryan Williams and his wife, ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Want a dog park in Cookeville? Voice your support

dog park at cane creek park

COOKEVILLE – Just imagine it – a public park especially for dogs.

A place for them to run and socialize with their owners and fellow canines in an off-leash, fenced-in area filled with play equipment for dogs of all sizes, ages and abil...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Third Thursday concert series presents Bluegrass Solutions June 20

Bluegrass Solutions band members gather.

COOKEVILLE – Indulge in a night of banjo, mandolin and fiddle playing June 20 as Bluegrass Solutions takes the stage for Dogwood Park’s next Third Thursday in the Park concert.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at 30 E. Broad St. Admission i...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 3, 2019

A place for skaters: Park View Skate Park to open June 20

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: May 20, 2019

Cookeville Community Band concerts continue at Dogwood Park

Cookeville Community Band performs at Dogwood Performance Pavilion

COOKEVILLE – It’s summer concert season at Dogwood Park.

The first in a series of Cookeville Community Band concerts took place on Memorial Day at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion. Concerts will continue on Monday evenings during the su...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Kids can stay active in Leisure Services summer sports camps

Kids gather during basketball camp at Cane Creek Gymnasium.

COOKEVILLE – Summer is a time for having fun and making new friends. Leisure Services offers an opportunity for both through several sports-related day camps.

Registration is open for Basketball Camp, Lacrosse Camp and All Sports Camp, all of whi...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

‘I Spy Cookeville’ continues through Aug. 24 at Cookeville History Museum

A boy looks through a magnifying glass at the Cookeville History Museum.

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville History Museum visitors are spying a fun new exhibit.

“My 6-year-old son, Louis, and I have been enjoying Walter Wick’s “I Spy” book series, and it really piqued my imagination for o...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Learn about School of Dance during July 29 open house

School of Dance students perform at CPAC

COOKEVILLE – It was only a moment – but it was powerful.

“We were all in a circle, reaching up,” Aasta Thurman said. “The spotlight was on us.”

Younger sister Ruby was backstage at the Cookeville P...

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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 ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 5, 2019

New 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, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region 3 fisheries program...

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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 new 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 have been tagged with sm...

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