Look for the big tent May 4 at Dogwood Park and have a seat. Then listen, laugh, maybe even cry a little, during the sixth annual Storyfest in the Park, a free event from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. featuring professional storytellers from throughout the region. Read on...
Summer is a time for having fun and making new friends. Leisure Services offers the perfect opportunity through several camps: Recreational Day Camp, Basketball Camp, Lacrosse Camp and All Sports Camp at Cane Creek Recreation Center and Gymnasium. Read on...
An opportunity to unleash your inner storyteller awaits. Leisure Services’ sixth annual Storyfest in the Park on May 4 is now a two-day event with the addition of storytelling workshops for adults and children the Friday before the festival, May 3. Read on...
“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 important. Read on...
TWRA recently partnered with Cookeville Leisure Services, Tennessee Tech Student Fisheries Association, TTU Bass Fishing Team and U.S. Geological Survey to improve fishing opportunities at Cane Creek Park by installing a variety of fish attractors. Read on...
Something new awaits trail users at Cane Creek Park and City Lake Natural Area. Dozens of native trees have been labeled as part of their recent certification as an arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Read on...
The contributions of nurses are being highlighted in a new exhibit at the Cookeville History Museum. “Celebrating Nursing in the Upper Cumberland” continues through May 11. Admission is free. Read on...
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
Classes, Programs & Events
Cane Creek Recreation Center offers daily fitness classes. Learn more
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
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.