Cookeville is a regional center for employment, education, retailing, health care, and recreational/cultural activities. Approximately 15,000 Upper Cumberland Region residents travel to Cookeville each day to work, attend school, received health care, shop, or participated in leisure time activities.
A wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities are provided for residents of Putnam County and the Upper Cumberland Region by local governments, the state park system, civic clubs and community organizations. Cane Creek Park, a 260-acre park with a 56-acre lake is owned and operated by the City of Cookeville’s Department of Leisure Services. Three state parks offer many camping, picnicking, hiking, and other recreational opportunities.
Three Corps of Engineer lakes, with over 1,200 miles of shorelines, are within a 30-minute drive. The Cookeville Performing Arts Center offers a full schedule of touring plays and performances plus presentations by the Cookeville Summer Theatre and the Cookeville Children’s Theatre. The Tech Community Symphony, in operation since 1963, presents several concerts each year. Putnam County’s Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Cookeville’s Leisure Services Department, and the YMCA work together to provide a comprehensive recreational program. There are over 100 active civic clubs and community organizations in the county.
Putnam County school enrollment zones in the Cookeville community http://www.pcsstn.com/pages/Putnam_County_SchoolSystem/Departments/Transportation
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