News from BG: August 8, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet August 13 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.

Tree Inventory

Have you ever wondered what the street tree is in front of your home or what the overall environmental benefits are for all of the City’s trees? The City of Bowling Green has over 7,600 trees growing in the right of way or on City property. Each tree is entered in the City’s tree inventory. The public can now access the tree inventory to look up a City tree or learn about the environmental benefits the City’s trees provide on the TreeKeeper website.

To view a guide for using the tree inventory or to find other information on caring for trees, please visit the Arborist website.

Bowling Green has a history of making a strong commitment to its trees. The City has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for 38 years. Additionally, BG has received the Growth Award 24 times – the most in Ohio – for enhancing its tree program.

Firefly Nights Festival – August 17

In conjunction with the August Firefly Nights Festival scheduled for August 17, certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green.

Beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 17, on-street parking will be prohibited on Main Street.

At 4:00 pm on Friday, August 17, Main Street, between Court St. and Washington St., will be closed to vehicular traffic.  While Main Street is closed, no through traffic will be permitted on Clough Street.  Wooster Street will remain open for east and westbound traffic throughout the festival.

During the Main Street closing, detour routes for local and truck traffic will be posted.

All streets will reopen and parking will be reinstated on Friday following the event.

The Festival is scheduled to occur from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.  Details may be found on the Firefly Nights Festival website –