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Recent News


Bowling Green City Pool and Water Park Update 

**There has been an incident in the diving/lap lane area at the City Pool and Waterpark on Sunday, August 31. The diving, lap lanes and slide areas will be closed today and on Monday, September 1. The remaining sections of the pool will be open.**

19th Annual BG Parks & Recreation Foundation Wine & Cheese Event

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Bowling Green Community Center will be closed on Labor Day - September 1

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Fall Fitness Classes begin September 2

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NFL Punt, Pass & Kick returns to Carter Park on September 4

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NEW! Basketball Skills & Conditioning coming September 8

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Fitness Classes return to the Community Center September 8

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Volleyball Skills Clinics are set for September 9

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United Way Day of Caring will be September 12

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After-school Dodgeball returns September 12

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Bugs, Birds & Blooms will be blossoming September 20

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Nature Stewards will begin on September 24

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Young Ones & Companions will be returning on September 24

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Western Square Dancing will sashay at Vet North beginning September 30

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Building on Nature - a fundraising effort for renovations at the Rotary Nature Center

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Public Forum on the Ridge Street Parkland Report is available online

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Family & Friends Nature Hikes in Wintergarden / St. John's Nature Preserve are available

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Instructors Wanted!

Seeking quality, experienced and certified independent contractors to teach a variety of aquatic fitness programs at the new outdoor Bowling Green City Pool.  Proof of liability insurance required.

Send resume along with teaching experience, class descriptions, class day/time desired via mail to BG Parks & Recreation, ATTN: Josh Chatfield, 1245 West Newton Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402 or email  


Walking/Bicycle Trail from BG Community Center to BG High School

Please review the current project plan and if you have any feedback contact Parks & Recreation Director, Dr. Michelle Grigore at

Click here for the Public review of the proposed trail - the report and recommendation



Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are looking for an effective way to reach out to your customers or markets we may be able to help. Our programs and events serve all different ages and our sponsorship packages are very reasonable. Please feel free to contact Kristin Otley for more information on events or program sponsorship or Eric Fletcher for youth and adult sports sponsorship.

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The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department provides programs and facilities that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Bowling Green. We achieve this goal by:

  • Building and programming our own facilities and cooperating with other public and private entities in shared management and programming
  • Supporting other agencies, corporations and individuals in their efforts to provide recreational programs and facilities for the general public

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