Bartlett Aquatic Center opens Saturday, May 25 for the 2019 season.
Memorial Day Hours: BCC Front Desk- Closed • Splash Central- 5:30-11am • LIFECENTER- 5:30-11am • BAC- 11:30am-8pm • Bartlett Nature Center- Closed
Delayed opening: Leiseberg and Blue Heron Spray Park until June

Safety & Rules

  1. Parents, guardians or chaperones are responsible for supervising their children. Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and respond in case of an emergency.
  2. Children under 7 years are not allowed unless accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older. Children 7 to 9 years of age must be accompanied by a chaperone 14 years or older while at the facility.
  3. Children that are not toilet trained must wear a diaper with tight fitting plastic pants over them. This includes disposable little swimmers diapers. Swim Diapers are available for $5 at the manager’s office & cashier’s desk.
  4. Swim suits only; leotards, cutoffs, street clothes and colored shirts will not be permitted in the pool.
  5. Only Coast Guard approved floating jackets are allowed in the aquatic center. Any child wearing a floatation device must remain within arms reach of a parent or guardian at all times. Approved jackets are available for checkout at each aquatic facility. Balls, masks, fins, snorkels, and tubes of any kind are not allowed in the pool.
  6. Food and beverages are available at the concession stand. Eating and drinking is allowed only in the concession area. Outside food and beverages may not be brought into the pool.
  7. Glass containers, chewing gum or oil products are not allowed in the Aquatic Center. 8. Diving is not allowed at the Outdoor Aquatic Center.
  8. Smoking is not allowed in any area of the Aquatic Center or Community Center, under the Illinois Clean Air Act and State Health Codes.
  9. We reserve the right to close any aquatic center element if attendance is low or staff availability is in question. Refunds will not be given for inclement weather.
  10. All other state and county health laws apply, as well as all Park District ordinances. Additional rules may be added by the management as necessary.

Lifeguard Training

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.

  • Parents, guardians, or chaperones are responsible for supervising their children.
  • Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and respond in case of an emergency.
  • Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older.
  • Children 7 to 9 years of age must be accompanied by a chaperone 14 years or older while at the facility.
  • Children that are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper with tight fitting plastic pants over them.