Leisure Services


  1. Sherlock Holmes Mystery Play Opens at CPAC Feb. 23

    There’s a mystery afoot at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center (CPAC). Can Sherlock Holmes solve the case before the murderer claims their next victim? “The Speckled Band: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” opens at CPAC on Feb. 23. Read on...
  2. LS spring softball

    Registration for Adult Softball Leagues Opens Feb. 5

    With spring just around the corner, it is almost time for softball season! Cookeville’s Leisure Services Department is hosting three adult softball leagues this spring. League games begin late March with registration opening Feb. 5. Read on...
  3. Dogwood Fall October 2023 (1 of 1)

    Seasonal Changes at City Parks

    Fall is in the air, and that means seasonal changes are coming to Cookeville’s city parks! Read on...
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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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