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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. 


Group of children on nature trail

Programs & Events

Special Events

The Nature Center hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Earth Day in April, a NEW Dirt Dash Course in October, and Winterfest in February of even years. To reach the Bartlett Nature Center call 847-608-3120.

Earth Day – April (Cancelled for 2020)

NEW Dirt Dash Obstacle Course

February in even years. Adopt a Husky provides dog sledding demonstrations. Free activities, exhibitors, and winter fun round out this event.


 April Programs

The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and special events. All require advance registration unless noted. To reach the Bartlett Nature Center call 847-608-3120.

April  18
The Natural Power of Crystals: Amazonite & Green Adventurine age 12 through adult


May 2
Open Mic Night age youth through adult

May 6
Sew a Full Size Fleece Pillow age 7 through adult

May 23
Kids Pet Day age 7-14

May 30
Katie’s Krafting Korner – Bee Happy age 8 through adult