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 43 years. Next summer will be his 44th year at the helm.

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 Winter Program

Welcome to Rutherford County Winter Recreation. We have recreation opportunities at 17 sites around the county. County Rec also sponsors Jr. Pro Basketball, Jr. Pro Football, Volleyball, and other activities this 2017-18 season.

About County Recreation

Recreation has been sponsored by the Rutherford County Conservation Board for the last for 43 years. Ben Cates has been our one and only Director since the program's founding.

Recreation Mission

To serve the recreational needs of our citizens.