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Bartlett Park District Monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The Bartlett Park District has been monitoring the Coronavirus health concern. Based on the rapidly evolving situation and acting on Executive Order 2020-10 issued by the Governor of the State of Illinois all Bartlett Park District facilities, playgrounds, and athletic fields are closed and all programs are cancelled through Tuesday, April 7th. Bartlett Park District Preschool is also closed and follows the U-46 calendar. Listing of Special Event Cancellations. The impact of these closures and cancellations are being discussed and information will be communicated as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. Information regarding memberships/rescheduling/refunds during our closure. 


Bartlett Aquatic Center Lifeguards

Safety & Guidelines

Rider Height Requirements

Water-based Zip-line: 50 inches/300 pounds maximum inches to ride
Drop Slide: 48 inches to ride
Tube Slide: 48 inches to ride
White Body Slide: 42 inches to ride
Yellow Body Slide: 48 inches to ride
Spray Playground Slides: 36 inches to ride

Water Depth

Original Pool: 0’0’’ up to 5’0’’
Lazy River: 3’0’’
Tube Slide Splash Down: 3’6’’
Zip Line/Drop Slide Pool: 6’6’’ up to 12’3’’
New Body Slide: Uses a run-out, not a pool (no real water depth)

Age Requirements

BAC policies and procedures state that children under age 7 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older. Children from ages 7 to 9 must have a chaperone 14 years or older.

Safety & Rules

To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff we have rules and regulations in place that all individuals must adhere to at all times. The aquatic center is staffed during all operational hours (including private rentals) with professional lifeguards. The Bartlett Park District is a client of Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc, the world’s premier aquatic risk management and lifeguard training firm. Jeff Ellis and Associates licensed lifeguards are required to successfully pass a rigorous 24 hour training course and renew their licenses with an equally rigorous renewal course every year.

Additionally, lifeguards must attend ongoing training every month in order to ensure the highest level of performance. To maintain accountability, lifeguard vigilance is tested during operational hours by the use of submerged mannequins and simulated live guests-in-distress. As a client of Jeff Ellis and Associates, the Bartlett Park District is subject to random, unannounced audits during the summer by a company representative to ensure compliance with their risk program.

Bartlett Aquatic Center Safety Rules

Severe Weather/Thor Guard