Leisure Services


  1. Cane Creek Park gate

    Cane Creek Park vehicle entrance temporarily closed effective April 3

    Cane Creek Park remains open, but its vehicle entrance is temporarily closed effective April 3 in to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During this period, Cane Creek Park’s hours are changing. Instead of closing at 9 p.m., it will be closing at 7 p.m. Read on...
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    Dogapalooza, Cane Creek BioBlitz cancelled, other events postponed

    Several Cookeville Leisure Services events and activities are cancelled or postponed as social distancing continues into April. Cancelled are Dogapalooza and Cane Creek BioBlitz. Postponed are World Tai Chi Day, art exhibits and spring softball leagues. Read on...
  3. I Spy

    Cookeville city museums creating online ‘quarantine content’ for patrons

    Adjusting to social distancing challenges, Cookeville History Museum and Cookeville Depot Museum staff members have come up with online ways to stay connected with local history lovers who are temporarily unable to visit amid COVID-19 virus precautions. Read on...
  4. recreation online

    Leisure Services offering online options for recreation and fitness programs

    Cane Creek Recreation Center’s doors are temporarily closed, but the fun must go on. Staff members have been working on online recreation and wellness opportunities for citizens who are now unable to participate in programs due to social distancing. Read on...
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    Cookeville Leisure Services closing facilities, suspending activities

    Due to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials regarding the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus, Cookeville Leisure Services has closed several facilities and will be cancelling activities until further notice. Read on...
  6. 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.