Parks & Recreation

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is excited to continue a gradual reopening/reintroduction process for facilities and programs. Much has changed with our world since the pandemic. Please be patient as our facilities and programs reflect all national/state/local recommendations towards usability. You are welcome to refer to social media for the latest information.


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.

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Customer Service

225 East Third Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Hours (Admin Office)
7:30am - 4:30pm (Monday - Friday)

Parks & Recreation: Activity Guide

News & Announcements

Learn to Swim Registration

Learn to Swim Registration

Jun 4, 2021

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation's Learn to Swim registration for June & July sessions is June 9-10 & June 30-July 1 from 4 pm-6 pm at Russell Sims Aquatic Center. Participants need to be dressed for a water skill evaluation. Need more info. call 270-393-3549.

Russell Sims Aquatic Center Opening Day

Russell Sims Aquatic Center Opening Day

May 26, 2021

Russell Sims Aquatic Center opens for the 2021 season Sunday, May 30 with limited capacity. Operating Hours are Sunday-Friday, Noon-6 pm and Saturday, 11 am-6 pm. Hours are subject to change during the 2021 season.

Summer Tennis Camp Registration

Summer Tennis Camp Registration

May 21, 2021

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for Summer Tennis Camp online at Session dates are in June and July for adults and youth. Space is limited. For more information contact 270-393-3624.

2021 Fairview Cemetery Annual Cleanup

2021 Fairview Cemetery Annual Cleanup

Feb 9, 2021

Fairview Cemetery Staff begins their Annual Cleanup March 1. Cleanup activity continues thru 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.

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