Rutherford County Recreation Director

Welcome to County Rec!


Mr Cates


Ben Cates has been recreation director since the Rutherford County Conservation Board began sponsoring a county-wide recreation program. He has served as its one and only Recreation Director for the last 42 years.

Mr. Cates believes the program should support the recreational needs throughout the county and to carry recreation into the communities it serves.

"Nobody Loses with County Recreation!"


Our Summer Program

Welcome to Rutherford County Recreation. We are offering Winter Recreation at 17 sites throughout the County. Please click on the appropriate links to learn about activities in your community.

About County Recreation

Recreation has been sponsored by the Rutherford County Conservation Board for the last for 42 years. The program is proud to have had Director, Ben Cates at the helm since 1974.

Recreation Mission

To serve the recreational needs of our citizens.