Bartlett Parks Foundation Fund
Established in 2016, the purpose of the Bartlett Parks and Recreation Foundation Fund is to protect and enhance Bartlett's park system for present and future generations. View the Brochure (PDF)
Donations can be made online at Community Foundation-Bartlett
Your generous contribution to the Bartlett Parks Foundation Fund ensures that the responsible and resourceful investments into Bartlett's park system will guarantee current and future generations enjoy our parks and facilities for decades to come. No gift is too small. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to share this opportunity with others as the gift of giving back to nature and our community is ever-lasting.
$5,000.01 and over
Friend of the Parks
Donors to the Bartlett Parks Foundation Fund may also contribute stocks, bonds, life insurance and/or real or personal property. To discuss these more advanced contributions, please contact a member of the Parks Department who will put you in touch with our partners at the Greater Memphis Community Foundation and their financial advisors to assist with structuring your gift.
Ensuring the Legacy is sustained...
The award-winning Bartlett Parks and Recreation Department encompasses 959 acres of stunning parkland that ranges from beautiful, pristine parks to wild, natural hiking trails. The park system serves the thriving City of Bartlett and its 58,242 residents, making it the 10th largest city in Tennessee. Due to Bartlett's success in creating an exceptional quality of life, an awarding-winning school district, a safe community and new housing inventory, young families are expected to continue to lead the community in sustained growth into the coming decades.
That is why the City of Bartlett and the Parks and Recreation Board established the Bartlett Parks Foundation Fund in 2016 as a tool to ensure that the beautiful, diverse and irreplaceable park lands can be maintained and enhanced for generations to come. Imagine new parks, public art in our parks, creative amenities, extended greenways and trails, etc. We are only limited by our imaginations through the creation of this 501(c)(3) tax exempt fund. Your tax exempt donation to the fund can be designated for a specific program, campaign or to the general Parks Foundation.
Bartlett Parks and Recreation is certainly about picturesque and thrilling trails as well as fun neighborhood parks. It is also about the Single-ton Community Center that offers pre-school and summer camps for our young residents and homeschoolers. It's about the Bartlett Recreation Center that offers recreational and fitness programs including an indoor pool, 2 basketball courts, racquetball courts, and a splash pad along with a full range of cardio and strength training equipment for all ages. And, Bartlett Parks and Recreation is also about the Bartlett Senior Center which offers unique programming for the area's active 50 and up population in the form of classes, trips, an exercise room, library, billiards room and numerous special events throughout the year. Additionally, our parks provide the ideal backdrop for many of Bartlett's signature festivals and special events throughout the year— many sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.
So whether your interests are those of a serious competitor or a more passive participant interested in learning, the Bartlett Parks and Recreation Department offers something for everyone no matter your age. With the work of the Bartlett Parks Foundation, these offerings will only continue to grow.