Leisure Services


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    Cookeville Depot's WestSide Scavenger Hunts: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12

    Let the scavenging fun begin. WestSide Scavenger Hunts – a free activity presented by Cookeville Leisure Services – will be held Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12 in Cookeville’s Historic WestSide Cultural District, starting at the Cookeville History Museum. Read on...
  2. Father Daughter Date Night

    Father Daughter Date Night tickets on sale Jan. 8

    One of Cookeville’s most beloved events for dads and daughters is back. Online ticket sales for Cookeville Leisure Services’ 33rd Father Daughter Date Night will begin Jan. 8, but sponsorship options are available now. Read on...
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    Fish for winter trout at Cane Creek Park

    Winter weather means it’s trout time at Cane Creek Park. TWRA released approximately 2,000 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake Dec. 8 and will return Jan. 19 to release more through its annual statewide winter trout stocking program. Read on...
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    Cookeville Leisure Services gearing up for youth volleyball league

    Cookeville Leisure Services is gearing up for a new youth volleyball league. The league is for girls and boys ages 7-15, and games will be played on Saturday mornings, Feb. 5-March 26, at Cane Creek Gymnasium. Registration opens Dec. 6. Read on...
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UPDATE: Tickets are sold out. To be added to a waiting list, please call 931-526-7393.

Father Daughter Date Night

This beloved annual event for dads and daughters is planned for four nights: Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at the Leslie Town Centre. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased HERE 

The Cookeville Leisure Services Department takes the health of its staff, volunteers, and participants very seriously. As COVID-19 and resulting guidelines continue to evolve, we will alert ticket holders to any necessary updates as they relate to this event. These may include rescheduling, cancelling, and enacting mandates as needed or required by local and host facility authorities. Please do not attend this event if you or your guest is feeling ill. A refund for illness will be given if notice is made prior to the event to Leisure Services staff.

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About Us

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 and maintenance of all city buildings.

Classes & Programs

We offer a variety of group fitness classes and recreational programs at Cane Creek Recreation Center. Learn More or Register

Shelter Reservations: Cane Creek Park

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 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.

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