Special Events

Season Pass Holder Appreciation Day

All season pass holders are invited to a soft opening of the Russell Sims Aquatic Center on May 24th before it ever opens to the public! Season Pass holders can enjoy the waterpark to themselves from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. this day. Have YOU gotten your season passes yet?!?!

  • Date: May 24th
  • Time: 12:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Extended Twilight Hours

On select Fridays throughout the 2024 season, we will be extending our twilight hours until 7:00 p.m.! Take advantage of discounted ticket prices on these days.

  • Dates: May 31st, June 7th, 14th, 28th, July 5th, 19th, 26nd, August 2nd
  • Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sensory and Adaptive Swims

On select Tuesdays throughout the 2024 season, we will be offering a Sensory and Adaptive Swim time for any individuals or families with children that may have intellectual and/physical disabilities. Admission to the waterpark during this time will be at the discounted twilight rate. These designated swim times will offer a less stimulating environment before the pool opens to the public. In addition, there will be opportunities to utilize some of the adaptive watersports equipment available through our partnership program between BGPR and Warren County Parks and Recreation.

  • Days: Tuesdays
  • Dates: June 11th, June 25th, July 9th, 23rd
  • Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Journey to Neverland Night

Mermaids! Pirates! OH MY! Come get your pixie dust and then, you can fly! Join us as we set off on a Journey to Neverland at the Russell Sims Aquatic Center! Admission for this after-hours special event is $3 for the general public, and FREE for season pass holders! This after hours swim event will include a fun re-theme of the waterpark, activities on the pool deck, concessions will be open, and possibly some special guests! Come join the fun!

  • Fee: $3/General Public Admission
    FREE to Season Pass Holders
  • Date: June 20th
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Christmas in July Night

Mele Kalikimaka Bowling Green! Who’s ready to get in the Holiday spirit?!? Christmas in July at the Russell Sims Aquatic Center. This after hours swim event will include a fun re-theme of the waterpark, activities on the pool deck, concessions will be open, and possibly some special guests! Come join the fun!

  • Fee: $3/General Public Admission
    FREE to Season Pass Holders
  • Date: July 11th
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Back to School Luau and Steam Night

Who said going back to school can’t be fun?!?! Celebrate the end of summer with a Hawaiian Luau night at the waterpark full of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics! Admission for this fun after-hours event is free to everyone, but we will be taking donations of school supplies for our community. This after hours swim event will include a fun re-theme of the waterpark, activities on the pool deck, concessions will be open, and possibly some special guests! Come join the fun!

  • Fee: FREE to all, donations will be accepted
  • Date: August 5th
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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