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attendees at the spirit, beer, and wine tasting event in February at Villa Olivia in Bartlett


The Bartlett Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization created in 2002 to help support the mission of the Bartlett Park District for items that are not usually financed by tax dollars. These items include funding Free To Be Me Inclusive Playground, Resident Financial Aid Scholarships, environmental educational programs, artwork for the community, and other charitable activities. The Foundation is led by a Board of Trustees comprised of active civic members of the community who are appointed to a three-year term. We encourage community members to join in by becoming members of the foundation to assist with running events, recruiting other members, contacting benefactors, and spreading the word about the foundation. For more information about the Bartlett Parks Foundation contact us or call 630-540-4824.

Annual Turbo Turtle Race – Thursday, July 3, 2024

Kick off your fourth of July weekend with the annual Bartlett Parks Foundation Turbo Turtle Race. The race will be held at the Bartlett Aquatic Center, 620 W Stearns Road. There is no entry fee to view the race, but if you want a chance at winning one of the exciting prizes sponsor a turtle for $10. A link will be placed here on May 1 to sponsor a turtle.

Adopt your Turtles Here!

Twilight Golf Outing – September 13, 2024

Experience the fun of night golf while golfing for a cause. Not a very good golfer? Don’t worry about it; we are golfing in the dark so no one will see you. The event starts with check-in at 6pm at Schrade Gym, followed by dinner at 6:15pm, nine holes of twilight golf on Apple Orchard Golf Course at 7pm followed by award presentations and raffles. Fee includes dinner, adult beverage tickets, glow in the dark golf ball and necklace, 9 holes of golf and a golfer gift. Golfers need to bring clubs, a small flashlight and insect spray. Register alone and we’ll place you in a group, or sign up as a foursome. We will be playing “best-ball” during this outing. For safety reasons only participants are allowed on the course. Age 21 and over.

“Raise Your Glass” Beer, Spirit, and Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Winter 2025

This annual event held at Villa Olivia, 1401 W. Lake St., benefits the Bartlett Parks Foundation. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, beer, spirits, wine, a raffle, a silent auction as well as live music. For ages 21 and over.