Most of our area community centers are organized with a board of directors under the guidance of the Putnam County Parks, Recreation and Conservation director. The centers hold monthly meetings, fund-raisers and various activities at the facilities. The respective communities participate in these activities and fund their own decorative repairs to their centers.
Cookeville Community Center
240 Carlen Drive,
Usage Fee: $25 per hour, plus a $25 opening fee and $75 refundable deposit
This is the largest of the area community centers, and houses the Putnam County Parks, Recreation and Conservation offices. Its amenities include a gym/auditorium with stage area combination, and seating capacity for 420. There is a large working kitchen, two meeting rooms and restrooms.
Sports programs and other activities are offered in this center. It is also can be rented for reunions, meetings, birthday parties, etc. Call 931-526-8015 for more information on rental fees.
Features: This center has one outdoor volleyball court, one outdoor basketball court, six lighted tennis courts with practice backboard, a community pool with separate kiddie area, a games room, two covered picnic pavilions with grills, a playground and outdoor restroom facilities. There is also one picnic pavilion in the pool area with seating for 100, and one near the tennis court complex with seating for 50. The covered pavilion near tennis court complex can be reserved for $10 per hour. A tub of outdoor games is available at no charge to those renting this pavilion. Call 931-520-7765 to reserve your special outdoor date.
Equipped Fitness Center - At a cost of $3.00 per visit, for ages 18 and above, the center has stationary bicycles, workout machine, treadmills, exercise balls, work out bench with dumb bells, and an abdominal roller. The fitness center hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some evening hours are also available. Call 931-520-7765 for days and times.
Monterey Community Center
705 E. Commercial Ave.
Usage Fee: $20 per hour, plus a $25 opening fee and $50 refundable deposit
The Monterey Center is the second largest center. It has a combination gym/auditorium, kitchen, meeting room and restroom facilities. Tennis court with a practice backboard, basketball courts and swimming pool with picnic tables are all available. A playground, picnic area, grills, volleyball court and restroom facilities are available at Whiteaker Park, across the street from the center. This center also houses the L.B.J. & C. Headstart program. To reserve this center, call 931-839-3655.
Rural Community Centers
Off Hwy. 136 (Hilham Road)
Features: Bangham Center has an auditorium, kitchen, restrooms, a senior citizen's room and two activity rooms. To rent the center, call 931-526-8853.
Off Martin's Creek Rd.
Features: Bloomington Springs has an auditorium, kitchen, restrooms, outdoor volleyball and horseshoe courts and a playground. The center has a Family Dance Night each Saturday. For center reservations, call 931-526-1921.
Off Old Baxter Rd.
Features: Boma offers a large auditorium, kitchen, restroom facilities, a softball field, a volleyball court, a playground and picnic tables. To reserve this facility, call 858-3837 or 858-2530.
Off Buck Mountain Rd.
Features: Brotherton has an auditorium, kitchen and restroom facilities. To reserve the facility, call 931- 537-6286.
Off 1-40 West
Features: Buffalo Valley has an auditorium that seats approximately 100 people. It also has a kitchen, a senior citizen's room, an activity room, a library and restrooms. The building can be rented for reunions, speakers, showers, etc. For reservations, call 931-858-4876 or 931-858-4904.
Off Hwy. 70 W
Features: Cedar Hill has a meeting room, kitchen with eating area, restrooms, a volleyball court and a swing set. To reserve the center, call 931-858-4159.
Off Hwy. 70 W
Features: Double Springs has a meeting room, kitchen and restroom facilities. To reserve, call 931-528-1307.
Off Hwy. 70W
Features: Gentry has an auditorium, kitchen and restroom facilities. To reserve the center, call 931-858-4828.
2085 Glade Creek Rd.
Features: Glade Creek has a meeting room, kitchen, and restroom facilities. To reserve the center, call 931- 277-3589.
Mt. Herman (Bridge)
Off Old Sparta Hwy.
Features: Mt. Herman has a meeting room, kitchen, restroom facilities and picnic tables. To reserve the center, call 931-526-8015.
Off Poplar Grove Rd.
Features: Poplar Grove has an auditorium, kitchen and restroom facilities. There is a picnic area, water fountain and volleyball court. To reserve this facility, call 931-526-7307 or 931-526-5276.
Off Hwy. 70 E
Features: Sand Springs has a meeting room, kitchen, restrooms and picnic tables. To reserve the center, call 931-839-3389.
13497 Center Hill Dam Rd.
Features: Silver Point has an auditorium, kitchen, restrooms, senior citizen's and activity rooms, outdoor volleyball and horseshoe courts. To reserve the center for showers, reunions, speakers, etc. call 931-858-2901.
Off Burgess Falls Rd.
Features: Twin Oak has an auditorium, kitchen, restroom facilities, picnic tables and grill. To rent this facility, call 931-858-1550 or 931-858-0276.