Cookeville City Parks





Ensor Sink Natural Area
A beautiful little park in the heart of town which features picnic tables, two walking trails, a small amphitheater for lectures and educational uses, a stone council ring for scout meetings and nature groups and a gazebo with an informational kiosk which centers on our city's system of sink holes. 


Dogwood Park
A green oasis in the downtown area, located at 30 E Broad St., across from the City Municipal Building.  It's a great place for lunchtime picnics.  The Department's Performance Pavilion is located in this park. This park is also home to a beautiful interactive fountain which flows daily throughout the spring/summer season.


cane creek


Cane Creek Park
Cookeville's largest park and the "Finest Municipal Park in the Upper Cumberland", located at 201 CC Camp Rd., hosts well over 100,000 visitors yearly.  The park contains a concession stand, three picnic shelters, basketball and volleyball courts, play equipment, hiking and walking trails, boat rentals, an 18-hole Disc Golf Course and a lake to fish.  Hours are: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. unless otherwise posted.  Shelters may be rented by calling 520-4FUN. Paddleboats, canoes, and fishing bait may be purchased at the concession stand April through September.  You can contact the park office at 931-526-6668.


Cinderella Park
Located at the end of Mitchell Avenue at 700 Cinderella Ln., Cinderella is one of the city's oldest neighborhood parks.  Cinderella has play equipment, a small picnic shelter with tables and a basketball court.

 west end  

West End Park
This neighborhood park is located at 609 West End St. and has a volleyball court, play equipment, picnic tables, a basketball court and a new public restroom.


Walnut Park
This park is located at 186 South Walnut Ave., immediately behind the Senior Citizens Center. This passive park contains a walking trail, picnic tables and a gazebo.


Franklin Avenue Park
Franklin Avenue Park is located at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 6th Street. It is one of the most popular neighborhood parks, and contains play equipment, a small picnic shelter and horseshoe courts.

 park view  

Park View Park
This park is adjacent to Park View Pool at 570 Scott Ave. The park features playground equipment as well as a picnic shelter with tables.


city lake


City Lake Natural Area
This 35 acre City Lake Natural Area is located on Bridgeway Drive and is preserved in its natural state, with some improvements to help accessibility.  The park is a favorite area with fishermen as they can catch catfish, bass and bream.  Cookeville's first water treatment facility was constructed here.

Capshaw Park

On the corner of South Maple, Stevens Street and Elm Avenue 

this park is adjacent to Capshaw School.  This park is a  

natural area with trails and picnic tables.