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The Art Of Storytelling On Display Saturday

A tall tale or two, maybe a few yarns, and loads of good stories will be in the air Saturday as Cookeville presents its 11th annual Storyfest In The Park. Cookeville Museums Manager Beth Thompson said the event gives locals the chance to showcase their talent, while residents also get the chance to hear from world-class storytellers. “Professional storytelling is ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Consolidates CPAC, Dogwood Zoning

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved the rezoning of land surrounding Dogwood Park from Local Commercial (CL) to Central Business District (CBD). Community Development Director Jon Ward said the impacted area includes Dogwood Park, the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, the Cookeville History Museum, the Putnam County Library, and a number of privately-owned businesses along East Broad Street. Ward said the area ... Read More »

Dogwood Park Fountain Closed To Repair Leaks

The fountain at Cookeville’s Dogwood Park will be closed for several weeks as it undergoes repairs to fix nagging leakage. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said while the department has yet to identify what exactly the damage is, they know it began leaking last year. He said water is coming from the fountain’s central column, which it is not designed ... Read More »

Cookeville Considering Privatizing Lawn Care Service

Cookeville wants to privatize its lawn care services in an effort to save money and get other projects done. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city received six bids from landscaping companies. He said the city could save money on labor and equipment by selecting the low bids for services at each city location that requires weekly mowing. Woods ... Read More »

Mural Near Dogwood Park Showcases Dynamic UC Landscape

A new mural on the side of Cookeville’s Outdoor Experience displays the abundant natural activities available in the Upper Cumberland. Outdoor Experience Owner Heather Call said the painting gives passersby a reminder of the outdoor adventure at their fingertips as well as what the store has to offer. She said the mural features an outdoor scene based on the region’s ... Read More »

Show Off Your Photography And Cookeville’s City Parks In New Contest

If you’ve got great photos of the seasons inside Cookeville’s park, you could show off your work through Cookeville Leisure Services’ new photo contest. One winner’s photo will go on the cover of Leisure Life Magazine. Marketing & Communications Specialist Haley Smith said she wanted to do the contest to showcase the community and local talent. “Most of the photos ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider New Rules On Park, Downtown Alcohol Events

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday on prohibiting the public sale and consumption of alcohol at events not sponsored by the city or a non-profit. City Manager James Mills said isolated incidents at several events have caused concern with the availability of alcohol. Council Member Eric Walker said he has concerns about restricting growth in downtown Cookeville by stopping businesses ... Read More »

Old Dogwood Park Christmas Tree Called Into Service For One More Year

Get your last looks, the Dogwood Park Christmas tree will be replaced after this year. Director of Leisure Services Rick Woods said the city ordered a new tree with the intent of using it this Christmas, but the tree the city received was wrong. Woods said the color of the lights on the new tree was among the tree’s greatest ... Read More »

Annual Cookeville Christmas Tree Lighting Sunday At Dogwood Park

Cookeville’s annual tree lighting holiday celebration returns to Dogwood Park Sunday night with the lighting of the brand-new 40-foot tree. Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton said the tradition embodies everything that Cookeville is about. Wheaton said the celebration will include performances from school choirs, the TTU Trombone Choir, and Cookeville-based recording artist Jake Hoot. “Just taking a moment to pause and ... Read More »

Cookeville Choses Bid For Dogwood Park Expansion Design Project

Cookeville City Council voted Thursday to begin the process of designing a new Dogwood Park entrance. Leisure Service Director Rick Woods said the expansion will give the park an entryway connecting it to Walnut Avenue. Woods said the department received three proposals, eventually choosing Kimley-Horn. Woods said the design phase would begin December 1. “That’s not to exceed $145,000,” Woods ... Read More »