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Bowling Green Parks & Recreation
225 East Third Avenue
Bowling Green, Ky 42101

Application - English Application - Spanish

The Parks and Recreation Department Shall:
  • Plow, disk and mark off gardens
  • Weather permitting, gardens will be ready by March 31
  • Mow all gardens that have weed growth of 24 inches or more
  • Not assume any responsibility for theft or damage from gardens
  • Not provide water or water access
The Gardeners Shall:
  • Obey all city, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and policies.
  • Not apply pesticides including insecticides and herbicides is prohibited. As defined by the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) chapter 217B "Pesticide" means: Any substance or mixture of substances intended to (a) prevent, destroy, control, repel, attract, or mitigate any pest; (b) be used as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant; or (c) be used as a spray adjuvant, once they have been mixed with an EPA registered product. (
  • Not sell harvested produce from the gardens on city property. Anyone selling on city property without a permit/license will be subject to fines and/or court costs.
  • Maintain the garden in good condition.
  • Not remove and/or move the stakes.
  • Be considerate of other gardeners.
  • Pay rental fee in full for each plot.
    • $20 for large plot (30’x60’) Limit: 1 garden plot per household/address.
    • $15 for small plot (30’x30’) Limit: 2 garden plot per household/address.
  • Show proof of home residence (driver’s license, phone bill, BGMU or WRECC utility bill). The address on this application must match the address on the documentation submitted.
  • Notify Parks & Recreation if he/she decides not to use the garden. No Refunds.
  • Not drive motor vehicles outside of designated areas.
  • Have everything removed from the gardens by October 31st . The gardens will be plowed under for the winter.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 270-393-3549 for more details.
Annual Rental Fee:
Plot Type Size Price
Full Plot 30' x 60' $20/each
Small Plot 30' x 30' $15/each

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