Parks & Recreation

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Playgrounds reopen: Saturday, September 19. Our Parks Maintenance Crews will be inspecting all 21 of our playgrounds over the remainder of the week to ensure that all equipment is in good working order prior to reopening them on Saturday, September 19th. The following signage will be installed at each playground:

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Updated 9-15-2020

Please remember that even as we begin to resume activities and re-open closed amenities in our parks and facilities that social distancing, wearing a face covering while in public, and personal hygiene remains the most important aspects of keeping yourself and others safe. We strongly encourage all residents to assist us in the safe use of our parks and facilities so that they can remain open!

Please continue to follow updates through this page and our Department’s other social media outlets for the latest information.

What’s currently open?

  • All Parks facilities (Bartlett Recreation Center, Bartlett Senior Center, and Singleton Community Center) are open for members only with some restrictions including limited capacity and reservation requirements for some classes and activities.
  • All greenways, parks, park restrooms, and walking paths remain open. 
  • The Athletics Office is issuing permits for practices at Appling Softball Complex and Ellendale Park. Any team that registered for the BPRD Spring league will be able to practice at no charge while all others will be subject to the rental fee of $30 per field. Practice times are restricted to 90-minutes and will be staggered at each field and will be limited to one team only (coaches and players only).
  • Fall 2020 Baseball and Softball (youth and adult) registration is now completed and the season has started. Schedules are be posted on the Athletics page.

What’s still closed?

  • Water fountains at parks are closed per Shelby County Health Department Health Directive #11.

  • The traditional large-scale special events sponsored by the Parks Department will not be offered through the remainder of 2020 based on the recent updates of the Shelby County Health Department’s Health Directives.

Resurfacing of the walking paths at the above parks were delayed to the week of August 31st due to poor weather conditions. Rivercrest is now in the process of being resurfaced with the remaining parks to follow. Timeline to completion of the remaining parks is not yet clear.


The long-awaited completion of the new pavilion, concession stand and restroom structure, is on track to be finished by September 19, 2020. The installation of the lighting for the multi-purpose athletic fields is on hold until an alternative solution can be identified to address unforeseen conditions in the soil.


The Fletcher Creek Greenway: Phase 2 installation is progressing and is on track to be completed by the fall. If you're not familiar with the location of this future expansion, the parking lot is at the corner of Yale Road and Brother Boulevard.

Updated 9-15-2020

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Our Mission

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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