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Parks & Recreation


Our mission is to offer a comprehensive variety of excellent recreational programs and facilities that promote wellness and enhance quality of life in our diverse community and represent our commitment to a safe and sustainable future.


Our vision is to provide a wide range of park and recreational services that are balanced and inclusive for all residents and visitors. These services will encourage community health through the provision of welcoming parks, facilities, and programs, including athletics, that are clean, safe, and consistent in delivery. Services and facilities will be enhanced through collaboration and investment for a future that connects the community and embraces the City's diversity, both in terms of its residents and its resources.

Customer Service

225 East Third Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Email Address

Hours (Admin Office)
7:30am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

News & Announcements

Registration open for Lifeguard Certification courses

Registration open for Lifeguard Certification courses

Mar 23, 2023

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion, participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Professional Rescuer certifications.

2023 Fairview Cemetery Annual Cleanup

2023 Fairview Cemetery Annual Cleanup

Mar 1, 2023

Fairview Cemetery Staff begins their Annual Cleanup March 1. Cleanup will continue throughout the mowing/mulching season. Any items in the way of grave maintenance along with worn, faded flowers and trinkets will be removed. For more information contact 270-393-3607.

Lifeguard Certification Registration

Lifeguard Certification Registration

Feb 15, 2023

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is taking registration online for Lifeguard Certification Courses. An online portion is required before the first class. Fees will be waived for waterpark employees that work the entire season. For more information, please contact 270-393-3549.

Levis recognized for work in recreation conference

Levis recognized for work in recreation conference

Nov 4, 2022

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Special Populations Coordinator Cameron Levis was named Professional of the Year this week at the Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society.

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