The Committee meets on a monthly basis to plan and coordinate various community events including Brentwood Day. Brentwood Day is a celebration of the town's incorporation and is held the first Saturday of June with a full day of activities. Other Community Events include the National Night Out Program and Arbor Day recognition.
The idea of Arbor Day was originated by J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska City. His was a simple message: Plant trees. The April event is organized by the Tree Committee who are responsible to study, investigate, provide counsel concerning the care, preservation, pruning, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in public areas. The day is commemorated by the planting of a tree or scrub.
National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event held each year on the first Tuesday of August. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in, local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that Brentwood is organized and fighting back.
An event is held annually at Veterans Memorial Park to honor all brave men and women who have served or those who continue to serve our country to keep it free for future generations. To start the holiday season, a tree lighting ceremony is held in Bartlett Park, with the singing of carols followed by a reception in the Town Hall. The Community Events Committee hosts a Holiday Children's Party with Santa stopping by with bags of goodies and having his picture taken with children.
Nestled between 38th Street, Upshur Street, Utah Avenue, and 39th Place, Bartlett Park is the focal point for recreational activities in the town. The park has a picnic area, playground and the Town Hall. Tennis courts are adjacent to the park on Volta Avenue.
The triangular shaped park is at the corners of 37th Street and Utah Avenue. A bronze shield in the middle of the park contains the U.S. Army, Marine Corp., Air Force and the Navy emblems. Also, 125 of the bricks within the pathways bear the names of Brentwood veterans.
The park has a brick wall dedicated to town veterans, a flagpole, benches, meditation area and several trees that shelter visitors from the sun. The park was dedicated on November 3, 2001 as a memorial in honor of our veterans and a tribute to those who served their nation in difficult times. Let all who come here find it a place of healing.