we are Bartlett
With a population approaching 60,000 and located in the geographic center of Shelby County, adjacent to Memphis, Bartlett is an award winning community recognized by CNN, Money Magazine, Sports Illustrated and others as one of the best places in the USA to live, work, play and raise a family. Bartlett provides easy access to Interstates 40, 240 & 269 and U.S. Highways 64, 70, and 79. Bartlett is only fifteen minutes from Downtown Memphis, the Memphis-Shelby County International Airport, six major railroad container yards. and the Port of Memphis. Bartlett is ideally located to accommodate any business' needs, domestic or international.

Bartlett takes pride in its first rate amenities including its 24 municipal parks. Enhancing the quality of life for its citizens is Bartlett's number one priority. Whether by creating good paying jobs, developing high demand skill sets in its youth, or providing the services expected of a growing and prosperous city, Bartlett and its leadership is committed to maintaining the ideal community.

Eighty residential neighborhoods define the Bartlett community. Each has its own unique character and history. From historic homes to ultramodern and all price ranges, Bartlett offers newcomers a wide variety of home ownership. Bartlett City Schools is recognized as among Tennessee's best and has one of the highest graduation rates in the state. Numerous local private schools, secular and parochial, are within minutes of most neighborhoods, nine day care centers, a broad array of church denominations and the region’s premier shopping district, all combine to make Bartlett an attractive place to live. The City of Bartlett maintains Singleton Community Center, Bartlett Recreation & Fitness Center, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, Bartlett Senior Citizens Center, and twenty-four city parks. Also within the area is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation – Shelby Farms, with over 4,000 acres of recreational opportunities. And yes, Bartlett has  'pickle ball courts' as well as a cricket field.

Holiday Celebrations

Star Spangled Fireworks Extravaganza!
On the evening of July 3rd, the community comes together at the Municipal Center for a patriotic night celebrating the birth of our Nation! Festivities start at 6:00 PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.

Halloween Carnival
Families gather to celebrate Halloween at the Singleton Community Center with games, costume contests, candy and fun for ages 12 and under. The Haunted House tour will take you through the Singleton Community Center, built in 1918.

Bartlett Christmas Parade
Families gather to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season, cheering on the floats parading  the street. Community members and businesses can apply to enter a float in the parade for a chance to win the judges' vote.

Children's Fishing Rodeo
Do your children like to fish? The City of Bartlett is once again hosting the Children’s Fishing Rodeo for ages 12 and under at Appling Lake in the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center located at Highway 70 & Appling Road in Bartlett. This is a great way to kick off the summer with your children. There will be prizes awarded in three age categories: 6 and under, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12 with one overall Grand Prize Winner. So bring your fishing pole and get ready to catch a lot of fish! This is a FREE event but you must register before fishing. Starting on June 1, you can pre-register at Gator Brown’s Bait & Tackle located at 6816 Highway 70 in Bartlett, (336-9699) or at the event the day of the rodeo.

Bartlett BBQ Contest & Car Show
A major attraction of the annual Bartlett Festival is the Bartlett BBQ Contest and the adjoining Car Show. The BBQ contest is sanctioned by the MBN Patio BBQ. The event is always held the last week in September.

Parks and Greenspaces

Bartlett continues to be known as a family-oriented community with clean and safe parks that are well-maintained and offer a variety of leisure and recreational opportunities as noted in the 2007 Master Plan. Today, there are 969 acres of land in Bartlett dedicated to parks and recreational uses.

The Parks and Recreation Department currently has 41 full-time staff members, 159 part-time staff members and four seasonal staff members. The staff does an exceptional job at maintaining a vast amount of park assets and providing a wide range of programming to the residents of Bartlett and beyond.

To learn more about our Parks and Recreation Centers visit the City of Bartlett