Important Contacts

City Hall

P.O. Box 160
2470 Cedar Street
McKenzie, TN 38201
Fax: 731.352.2259

Police Department

2470 Cedar Street
McKenzie, TN 38201

Fire Department

2470 Cedar Street
McKenzie, TN 38201

Electric Dept

103 West Paris Street
Huntingdon, TN
731.986.8284, 800.287.6302
Fax: 731.986.0227

Recreation & Parks

Things to do in and around McKenzie, Tennessee

Carroll Lake- Nearby Carroll Lake is one of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency's family lakes and provides excellent fishing and other outdoor opportunities for all ages. It has a store, boat ramp, boat rentals and a picnic area.

McKenzie City Park- McKenzie has two city parks, with McKenzie Park being the largest at approximately 25 acres. A one half acre duck pond is located within the park. Fishing is allowed during posted hours. The park also features five ball fields, tennis courts, picnic tables and playgrounds.

"The Barn"- located near the duck pond includes a shaded picnic area and makes an ideal location for warm weather gatherings. The structure is convenient when food is going to be served. Also, kids will find entertainment in feeding the ducks and utilizing the playground equipment. Reservations must be made with the Parks Department for use of "The Barn", but there is no fee.

McKenzie Memorial Library- The McKenzie Memorial Library, located in downtown McKenzie, contains more than 7,600 volumes. A full time librarian is available during hours of operation. The library provides scheduled reading groups, programs for children and internet accessible computers.

Gordon Browning Museum- The Gordon Browning Genealogical Museum is located in downtown McKenzie. The museum is dedicated to Gordon Browning, who served as the Governor of Tennessee from 1937-1939 and again from 1949-1953.

The museum has complete resources for researching families and history of Carroll and surrounding counties. Resources include census information for Carroll county, indexed copies of marriages from 1830-1880 and an obituary file with over 8,000 listings. The museum has approximately 1,700 genealogical books and magazines.

The museum also contains displays that replicate lifestyles from a varitey of time periods. One such example is the reproduction of an 1800's kitchen/living room. Another room houses farming equipment and a variety of items from days gone by.

A librarian is available during hours of operation. The museum also features opportunities to research family genealogy and exhibits of WWI, WWII and Vietnam artifacts.

Kentucky Lake- Kentucky Lake is just a short drive from McKenzie and provides plenty of boating, hunting and fishing opportunities. It's Tennessee's largest lake with 160,000 acres of water and 2,380 miles of shoreline. It is also widely known as "The Crappie Capitol of the World"'

Gaines Pool- Gaines Pool is located on the campus of Bethel College. It is a Junior Olympic size, indoor pool. The facility is maintained by Bethel College. The pool is open almost year round and is accessible to the public. Additionally, arrangements can be made to reserve the pool for birthday parties and other special events. Swimming lessons are available each summer.

Carroll Lake Country Club- Carroll Lake Country Club is a "members only" club which offers a variety of delicious meals as well as a lounge area. The club also schedules events and activities regularly. Carroll Lake Country Club is open to all companies and organizations to book parties.

Carroll Lake Golf Course- Located near scenic Carroll Lake is Carroll Lake Golf Course. This is an 18 hole course with a pro-shop on site. Clubs are available and lessons are offered during scheduled times.

McKenzie boasts four parks: