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 46 years. Next summer will be his 45th 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 Summer Program

Welcome to Rutherford County Summer Recreation. We have recreation opportunities at many sites around the county.

About County Recreation

Recreation has been sponsored by the Rutherford County Conservation Board for the last for 46 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.