Friday, December 2, 2022
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Cookeville Leisure Services Department Moved To New Location On Broad Street

Cookeville Leisure Services Department celebrated its first official day in its new home at 10 East Broad Street.

Director Rick Woods said the administrative team moved from the bottom floor of city hall to the bottom floor of the old police department headquarters.

“It is very exciting, it’s a great opportunity to be closer to the park, on the same side of the street of the park,” Woods said. “It’ll be easier for the community to get to our offices because we have a parking lot right outside.”

Woods said there is still much work to do before the move is complete. He said in addition to unpacking the offices, they are currently renovating the other part of the building to create more dressing rooms for Cookeville Performing Arts Shows.

Woods said there is not a set timeline for the work, and that it will be ongoing. He said once they get most of the work done, he hopes to have an open house to share the new location with the community.

“It’s all connected now, you can come in through the performing arts center if you go backstage and go down the hallway you can go downstairs where our administrative offices are now,” Woods said. “And since it’s all connected and it’s all formerly police department area, we want to get all of that done and updated and completed, and that’s still what we have to get done.”

Wood said that there is no change in services from the department, just in location. The Leisure Services Department is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.