Parks & Recreation

City-Wide Master Plan Update

The Parks and Recreation Department is updating our City-Wide Master Plan and hosted the first of two public meetings on Tuesday, August 15 at 5:30pm at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center's Reception Hall. A link to access the recorded presentation and slides will soon be made available.

Attendees were presented with all of the details regarding the scope and purpose of the master plan and how they can engage in the process of the plan's development moving forward. 

One of the critical components of our evaluation process is our Needs Assessment. Our Department is working with Dr. Ananda Mitra from Management Learning Laboratories (MLL) for this portion of the master plan. He and his team met with several focus groups as well as our management team, City Administration and Parks & Recreation Advisory Board to create a survey instrument. A postcard invitation was then sent out to 4500 randomly selected Bartlett residences to create a data set from this randomized sample of the community. That data set has been completed and now we are opening up this same survey to rest of the Bartlett community. Your feedback from this survey will be incorporated into the updated master plan which will shape Bartlett's parks and recreation department for the next decade!

You have the ability to access the survey in one of three ways:

  1. Click the following link to be directed to the survey:
  2. Obtain a paper copy of the survey through the Parks Administration office and return it to our office once you have completed it.
  3. Scan the QR code below to gain access

In addition to our work with MLL, our Department is also partnering with Kimley-Horn to work with us in overall project management, public engagement and planning review as well to complete program assessment and financial analysis and revenue strategies.

Here are links to the previous two plans: 

2015 Five-Year Strategic Plan (PDF) developed in conjunction with the 2015 Parks Advisory Board

2007 Master Plan (PDF) developed in association with Wyatt Design Group, LLC

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Our Mission

We will provide Bartlett Residents with quality, fun recreational opportunities and facilities to enhance the quality of life in our hometown today, making tomorrow better and the future brighter.

Our Vision Statement

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

Facilities & Services

Discover details on the fine facilities and many services offered through the Parks and Recreation Department by clicking on the links in the left-hand sidebar.

In 2023, the City of Bartlett has been able to plant 30 new trees in 9 of our parks utilizing grant funds! Those trees include: 15 memorial trees, 5 new trees in our Blue Lagoon Arboretum, and replacement of 10 other trees. This project has been completed by the City of Bartlett in collaboration with funding by the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program (TAEP). We acknowledge the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry for providing these grant funds.

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