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.

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. Please check back for more information about the 2017 Summer Rec Program

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.