Recreation Providers

Recreation Providers

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Ballroom Dancing (Round Dancing)

Instructors: Bud and Louise Johnson
Phone Number: 419-832-1661 (Bud)
419-352-1772 (Bev)

Location: Lessons will be held at the Johnson’s residence at 17176 Wapakoneta Rd, Grand Rapids OH.

Dates: Sundays beginning 10/19 from 3:30-5:30P and ending December 19.

Dress is casual and lessons will focus on Levels I, II & III of Round Dancing. Round Dancing is a patterned or choreographed and non-competitive ballroom dancing for couples. Call to register!


Marshall Headley (Boys HS):
Alexis Rogers (Girls HS): 419-352-7329


Bowling Green Fast Pitch Softball AssociationWebsite:

Recreation services provided: Competitive and instructional Fast Pitch Softball.
Population agency serves: Bowling Green Area girls ages 6-16.

BG Pee-Wee Youth Baseball
Contact Name: Tim Dunn
Phone: 419-409-1942


A welcoming resource of unity and representation for the Latino community of Wood County

Contact: La Conexion de Wood County 
Phone: (419) 353-0504

Click here for an informational flyer


Al-Mar Lanes

Bill Wammes:  419-352-4637
Pancha Melendrez: 419-352-4637


All American Youth Activities

Cross Country

CYO Athletics


BG Curling Club
Contact Name: 
Gary Saddler
Address:  Black Swamp Curling Center 19901 N. Dixie Hwy
Phone:  419-345-2007
E-mail:  Website:

Recreation services provided: Youth Instruction, Adult Instruction, Adult Leagues, Group Outings, Bonspiels (tournaments), Open Curls (“Give curling a try” nights) throughout the season Oct – April
Population agency serves: Northwest Ohio


Horizon Youth Theatre


Drama Club Classes are being offered September 10th from 4:30-6:00 for $5. No pre-registration required.

– Ages 6-9 — Instructor: Jalesa Earby – Character Development: Students will be introduced to the concept of creating unique and individualized characters. Students will      participate in two activities that will help them learn how to incorporate emotions, movements, and voice to the characters that they will create, while also interacting with other characters created by their peers.

– Ages 10-18 — Instructor: Zack Robb – Improv: Students will be exploring the glorious world of improv. They will focus on warm ups that will focus on expanding one’s ability to take in information and respond in quick-witted and humorous fashion!

Classes are held in the Woodland Mall in the room to the right of the Cinema. Watch for more classes the second Wednesday of each month.


Bright Beginnings Co-op Preschool

Contact Name: Beth Knavel
Address: 315 S. College Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 352-8675
Recreation services provided: Preschool for ages 3-5.

Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Project based approach to learning.

Population agency serves: Children 3-5 and their parents and guardians.

Community Learning Centers of Wood County

Contact Name: Sue A. Ullman/ Warren Fauver
Address: 1867 N. Research Dr. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 354-9010
Fax: (419) 354-1146
E:mail:   and 

Recreation services provided: After school and summer enrichment programs
Population agency serves: Grades K-6 in North Baltimore, Weston, Rossford, Northwood & Bowling Green.

Wood County District Public Library/Children’s Place

Contact Name: Maria Simon/ Amanda Fox
Address: 251 N. Main Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 352-8253
E-mail:  Website:

Recreation services provided:
Children/ Teen/ Young Adult programs
Weekly story times
Adult book discussions
Author visits

Population agency serves: All ages

First Aid & CPR

American Red Cross

Address: 150 Gorrell Ave, Bowling Green OH
Phone: (419) 352-4575
E-mail: Recreation services provided:First Aid and CPR Training Classes

Flag Football

Upwards Flag Football League

Contact Name: Tony Hunter
Website and Registration:

BG Jr. Falcon Flag Football
Grades K-2
Contact Name: Brian Jackson
Email: Website:


Bowling Green Youth Football
Grades 7/8

Population agency serves: Open to all 5th & 6th grade students in the Bowling Green School District.  Tackle Football Program: Member of the Northwest Ohio Youth Football League.

BG Jr. Falcon Tackle Football
Grades 3/4 and 5/6

Contact Name: Brian Jackson
Phone: 419-340-1162
Email: Website:


Bowling Green Country Club
Contact Name
: Tom Garcia
Phone: 419-352-3100



BG Youth Hockey

Population Served: The Bowling Green Youth Hockey Association is open to any boy or girl between the ages of 4 and 18.

Ice Skating

Bowling Green Skating Club

Contact Name: Pat Rabb
E-mail: Website:

Recreation services provided: Youth Instruction (ages 5-18), Adult Instruction (ages 18 and above), Open Skating (“Ice Skating Adventure” – free 4 week program), Exhibitions, Shows, and Competitions.  Services offered all year round for the beginner skater to the advanced skater.
Population Served: Northwest Ohio


All American Youth Activities

United Karate System
Contact Name: Randy Hann

Line Dancing

Step by Step – Line Dance Instruction

Contact Name: Terry Nowicki, Line Dance Instructor
Email: Website:


Kindermusic Classes

Contact Name: Janet Zimmerman
Address: 14 Darlyn Dr., Bowling Green OH 43402
Phone: (419) 352-7823
Fax: (419) 353-7765

The Studio Connection:  A Place for Musical Discovery and Development

Contact Name:   Susan West or Leah Mowry
Address:  1039 Haskins Rd. Ste. H, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone:  419-419-3355
E-mail:  Website:

Recreation services provided:
Private music instruction for ages 5-adult, offering lessons in piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds and brass instruments.  Performance opportunities for all students with studio enrichment sessions/group classes.  Studio involvement with Ohio Federation of Music Festivals, Ohio Music Teacher’s Association, community performances, and studio recitals.  Early childhood Musikgarten Classes offered for babies, toddlers, and pre-school children to enhance their love for music, movement, simple rhythm instruments and general development.


Wood County Park District

Contact Name: Neil Munger
Address: 18729 Mercer Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 353-1897
Fax: (419) 353-7765
E-mail: Website:

Recreation services provided:
Hiking trails
Cultural, historic, and nature programs.

Population agency serves: All ages in Wood County


Bowling Green Soccer Club

Population Served: Children ages 3-18

Valentis Athletica Soccer Club – Kickers Program


Kickers is intended as an introductory and developmental program. The program is split up into three groups Mini Kickers (ages 3-4), Junior Kickers (ages 5-6), and Kickers (ages 7-8).

Mini & Junior Kickers
This program is intended as a low pressure, fun environment for playing soccer at an early age.

This program while maintaining the low pressure, fun environment introduces a “travel” type team experience. Teams are split into gender and age specific teams for play in the East Suburban Soccer League. Travel is limited to teams in this league (Eastwood, Fremont, Genoa, Lake, Woodmore, and surrounding area).


Rainbow Cooperative Preschool

Contact Name: Belva Kallenbach
Address: 541½ Wooster St. (Rear Building)
Phone: (419)352-KIDS (5437)
Recreation services provided: Children ages 3 – 5 

Rainbow offers Flex Days (2, 3, 4 or 5 sessions a week, either mornings or afternoons)

Co-op or Non Co-op option

Rainbow is child-centered and gears its program to help promote each child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth


Recreation (General)

BGSU Recreational Sports

Inspiring active and healthy lifestyles in the BGSU and Bowling Green community.

Intramurals and Sport Clubs
Community, Youth and Family
Outdoor Program
Wellness Connection

BGSU Ice Arena,417 N. Mercer Road, 419.372.2264

Forrest Creason Golf Course,1616 E. Poe Road, 419.372.2674

Perry Field House,801 N. Mercer Road, 419.372.9900

Student Recreation Center, 1411 Ridge, 419-372-2000

Wood County Hospital

Contact Name: Deb Busdeker
Address: 950 W. Wooster St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 373-7655
Fax: (419) 354-8764
E-mail: Website:

Recreation services provided:
Water babies (moms and infants)
Senior aquatics
Bike and Child safety days

Population agency serves: All ages in the surrounding Bowling Green Area


Bowling Green Swim Club

Contact Name: Carolyn Strunk
Address: PO Box 793 Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 372-7480
Fax: (419) 372-8454
E-mail: Website:

Recreation services provided:
Competitive swimming from novice to high school seniors
Master’s Team – ages 18 and up.

Population agency serves: Ages 3 and up


Bowling Green Community Tennis Association
Contact Name: Andy Drumm

Services Provided:
Summer and Winter Adult leagues
City Tennis Tournament
Summer and Winter Junior Team Matches
Summer and Winter Junior Private and Group lessons
Summer Junior Tournament
Quick Start Tennis (ages 5-10 years)
Community Tennis Day


Wood County Committee on Aging

Contact Name: Danielle Brogley
Address: 305 North Main St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 353-5661
Fax: (419) 352-7448
E-mail: Website:
Recreation services provided:
Exercise classes
Day trips
Educational classes- computers, book clubs, language, cooking, art etc.
Intergenerational programs

Population agency serves: Older adults