Cane Creek Park

Located in the heart of Cookeville, Cane Creek Park has been a family-favorite for over 50 years. No matter what your interests are, you will see that Cane Creek boasts many activities for your family. There are walking trails, biking, disc golf, fishing, or paddle boating; Cane Creek has the space for you and your summer activities! Summer is the best time to take some time away from the workday and enjoy the sunshine! Measuring over 56 acres, you are sure to find an activity you enjoy! If you are unsure on what activities to partake in, check out the rest of the article. We are going into depth on why Cane Creek Park is considered a Cookeville staple! 

 Many residents routinely visit Cane Creek Park; disc golfers and fishermen flock to the park year round. There are many activities within the park that you can be a part of, and you don’t even need your own equipment! Cane Creek holds athletic equipment for guests to rent such as basketballs, volleyballs, disc golf discs, and even fishing poles for those who love to catch some of Cane Creek’s beautiful fish! Athletic gear can be rented for a measly $1 per hour. So, make sure to lace up your shoes for Cane Creek’s summer activities! 

If you are an individual who would rather partake in activities on the water, Cane Creek offers rentals for paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes! These can be rented at the park concession stand during seasonal hours (see below for seasonal times.) To be able to rent, children must be 13+, as 12 and under are required to have an adult on their chosen boat. Life jackets are recommended, but not enforced unless the passengers are 12 years of age or younger.


Paddleboat: $4 per half hour

* Single Kayak: $6 per hour

* Tandem Kayak: $8 per hour

* Canoe: $8 per hour

 If you decide to take a relaxing water ride on Cane Creek’s lake, be sure to grasp onto the gorgeous scenery. During the summer, the park’s trees hold a pleasing, bright green color which indicate the well-cared habitat within the park. There are beautiful flowers that surround the area, which you can only find during the spring and summer! Although you can only catch the majority of the park’s nature scene in the spring and summer, the fall boasts a warm tone throughout the woods. If you choose to visit on a brisk, fall day, be sure to take in your surroundings, as it will create a sensation of warmth and comfort. 

Also, don’t forget to check below your boat when you are traveling on the water! The fish within Cane Creek’s lake love to flutter their fins, which makes them completely visible! The habitat at Cane Creek hosts a variety of species that are all owned by the park. The geese and ducks are sure to be a crowd pleaser for any young one in your life, as the geese are owned by the park and remain extremely friendly. The city does an amazing job of preserving the park, and ensuring its safety, cleanliness, and natural habitat. To ensure the cleanliness of Cane Creek, there are some rules and regulations that all guests have to abide by: no littering, no smoking inside the park, and no horseplay with nature (chasing the geese.) Also, as a reminder, do not feed the birds with bread! It is not good for them and can potentially give them diabetes. It is recommended to not feed the animals within Cane Creek, but this can be hard to manage due to the lack of surveillance. 

After seeing the beautiful creatures in Cane Creek, head to one of the covered picnic pavilions for some shade, while the kids explore one of the many playground areas. There are a total of five playgrounds and three picnic shelters. If you are interested in planning an event at Cane Creek, use the picnic shelters! If you are looking to rent a pavilion, it is recommended to call Cane Creek’s SportsPlex to reserve the area (number provided below.) These picnic areas are quite large and can potentially host family reunions, birthday parties, and so much more! A summer get-together to bask in the sun with the family would be so much fun! Also, please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park what-so-ever! So, what are you waiting for? These pavilions are the best for summer birthday parties! 

Looking to go on a run with your pet? Well, Cane Creek offers some of the best trails in the City of Cookeville! You are more than welcome to bring your beloved animals to the park. However, pet owners must abide by Cookeville’s leash law and keep your fur baby on a leash at all times! It is also asked to be respectful of others and their pets and be sure to clean up after your animals.  There are many disposable bins placed around the park for your pet’s waste, which helps keep Cane Creek clean! 

Cane Creek Park hours:

Mid-March (Daylight Saving Time)-Memorial Day: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Memorial Day-Labor Day: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Labor Day-October 30: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

October 31-Mid-March (Daylight Saving Time): 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cookeville Leisure Services offer a money-back guarantee. If you are unimpressed with your visit at Cane Creek, any used reservation fee will be refunded. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a picnic pavilion, call (931) 520-4386! We hope you choose Cane Creek for this weekend’s visit! If you do, let us know and explain your experience!

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