Cookeville Leisure Services Department

Online registration now available for classes, events and programs, and reservations for shelters.

The Department of Leisure Services is the leading provider of recreational and educational programs, classes and events in this area.  The Department is responsible for all city parks, the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, Cane Creek Recreation Center, Cane Creek Gymnasium, the Depot Museum and the History Museum, maintenance of all city buildings, the City Cemetery and Cane Creek SportsPlex.  We provide many different programs, classes and special events throughout the year of which many are FREE!


The Dogwood Park development is a true community-involved venture and your opportunity to participate is NOW! To honor or memorialize friends and loved ones, you may sponsor lamp posts, benches, seat walls or beautiful trees.  Please call our Administrative Office at 931.520.4386 for more information.

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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."

Our mission will be guided by these 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 that our facility users and program participants' first impression will be their lasting impression
*We believe that 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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