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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Storyfest in the Park returns May 1 with Andy Offutt Irwin and Minton Sparks

Storyfest in the Park storytellers

COOKEVILLE – “We can’t wait to be back under the tent!”

Those are the words of Cookeville museums manager Beth Thompson as she anticipates the return of Cookeville Leisure Services’ Storyfest in the Park &a...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

CPAC's Steve Gwilt: Retired but looking forward to more theatre

Steve Gwilt and Maggie

COOKEVILLE – The lights go down, and all the actors can feel it.

Theatre folk call it “magic time.”

“You take that last big breath, and once you go out there, it’s like you’re going downhill with t...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Dog park construction underway at Cane Creek Park

Cane Creek dog park construction

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville’s first public dog park is taking shape and could be ready to open by this summer at Cane Creek Park.

Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said construction is underway and equipment purchases are bein...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Cane Creek Boot Camp getting a (re)Boot April 1-June 29

Cane Creek (re)Boot Camp

COOKEVILLE – Cane Creek Boot Camp, an outdoor fitness class offered by Cookeville Leisure Services, is rebooting.

“It’s 2021 and time for a reboot – (re)Boot Camp, that is,” Jen Webb, special programs coord...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Donation makes Heart of the City Playground restrooms a reality

Dogwood Park restroom donation

COOKEVILLE – The final piece of Dogwood Park’s Heart of the City Playground is almost in place – restroom facilities.

It’s the culmination of a community-build project that goes back to 2015, when playground committe...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Bruton joins Cookeville Leisure Services as athletic superintendent

Seth Bruton

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Leisure Services has a new athletic superintendent – Seth Bruton.

Bruton, a Cookeville native, graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2013 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies before going on to earn h...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Cane Creek Park’s trout offer cold-water fishing opportunities

rainbow trout at Cane Creek Park

COOKEVILLE – Winter brings more than frigid temperatures to Cane Creek Park.

It also brings trout.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency released 1,500 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake Dec. 9 and will return Jan. 20 to release approximately 1,500 mo...

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