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Would you like to receive text messages from the City of Bowling Green? We have recently changed to a new, more effective service! Just a few simple steps will allow you to sign up, or to continue receiving text messages regarding general info, golf, aquatics, sports, or BGCAN. Sign up for as many categories as you like, or even sign up to receive messages in Spanish!

Simply text one of the following categories to the number 47177 to immediately receive notifications. See the screen shot below for more detailed instructions.

Send [category name] to 47177 from your mobile phone to begin receiving messages from that category.

Example: Sending “GolfBG” would allow you to start receiving text messages from our “GolfBG” category.


  • AmigosBG – This category will send City-related information in Espanol.
  • BGCAN – Information for various neighborhood organizations regarding meetings, summer strolls, celebrate safe communities and more
  • InfoBG – Upcoming road closings, public events, potential emergency situations
  • GolfBG – Daily golf specials, upcoming events, as well as the status of its two courses.
  • GolfBGWeather – Notifications about weather related closings at the three courses.
  • SportsBG – Information relating to Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Athletic Programs.
  • WaterBG – Daily specials, closings, and weather notifications for Russell Sims Aquatic Center.

Don’t forget that you can also like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/citybgky or follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/cityofbgky. You can check out our blog @ www.bgky.org/blog or watch our videos on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/user/cityofbgky. And most recently, you can follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cityofbgky.

The City is embracing user-friendly social media technology to promote 24-7 access to City services with the push of a button from the palm of your hand.

If you have any questions about how to sign up for texting or any of our other social media platforms, please visit https://www.bgky.org/connect/mobile-notifications or contact Kim Lancaster at 270-393-3642.