Parks & Recreation

News Flash:

COVID-19 -- Bartlett Parks & Recreation Facilities Closing Until Further Notice 

Governor Lee signed Executive Order 23 on Thursday, April 2 requiring Tennesseans to stay at home unless engaging in essential activity or services. Access to our local parks is still important to our residents for the maintenance of their physical and mental health; however, we encourage all residents to assist in the safe use of our parks so that they can remain open:

  • Reduce your frequency and length of visits. If possible, use your neighborhood sidewalks instead and maintain at least 6-ft of distance between yourself and others.
  • Go solo or only with members of your immediate household. As tempting as it is to meet friends and extended family it is important to remain physically distanced from those who live outside your home.
  • If the park already has a large number of users when you arrive consider leaving and coming back at a later time when it may be less crowded.

In order to help minimize a large number of users at our parks we have taken the following actions in addition to the closure of playgrounds, outdoor restrooms, and tennis courts:

  • Encouraging residents to make use of their neighborhood parks for walking, running, or biking;
  • Closing all parking lots at parks to minimize the volume of users commuting to use the park;
  • Removal of all nets at tennis courts and the basketball goals at Freeman-Smith and Shadowlawn Parks.


Please note that our Department is canceling or postponing all events through the end of April including the following:

  • Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Contest at W.J. Freeman Park
  • Kid’s Night Out at the Bartlett Recreation Center
  • BPRD "Spring Fling" Baseball Tournament at Deermont Park
  • Pickleball "Spring Fling" Tourney
  • Keep Bartlett Beautiful / Parks Cleanup Day
  • Spring Dance at the Bartlett Senior Center
  • Special Recreation Spring Dance at Singleton Community Center

Please continue to follow our social media outlets and website for updates on when facilities and activities will resume.

With the disruption in memberships at the Bartlett Recreation Center, dues will be prorated for the amount of time that facilities are closed and credits will be issued to affected members once facilities reopen (refunds will not be issued). All rentals scheduled during this time will be canceled with a full refund for any deposits and fees that have been paid to date.

Updated 4-3-2020

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Providing Bartlett Residents with quality, fun
recreational opportunities and facilities.

Our Vision Statement

Continue to be a leader in creating recreational opportunities and facilities for Bartlett citizens from childhood to retirement.

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