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  • Bike to Work or School Day
    Friday, May 20th 2022 has been designated as the official Bike to Work or School Day in the City of Bowling Green. The Bowling Green Bicycle Safety Commission encourages citizens to participate by riding their bicycles to work or school and wearing a helmet. For questions or more information, contact the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department at 419-354-6225.
  • Poe Rd Overpass Closure
    The Poe Rd. overpass over I-75 will be closed on Saturday, May 21st from 6:00 AM – Noon.  This closure is necessary for ODOT to repair damaged sections of curb.
  • Carter Park Playground Equipment Closure
    Beginning Monday, May 16, the Carter Park playground equipment will be closed to the public.  The existing equipment will be removed to make room for the new, inclusive playground in partnership with Wood County Plays and the City of Bowling Green.  Wood County Plays is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that designs, fundraises, and builds fully inclusive play spaces that allow children of all abilities to play side by side.The new inclusive playground will replace the existing, outdated playground, which is currently located at Carter Park. This playground was installed over twenty years ago, is due for an upgrade, and has outdated equipment that needs replacement to current playground standards.  The new playground will welcome children and adults of all abilities.  It will provide individuals, who are physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged, the opportunity to grow and learn through sensory-stimulating activities and peer-to-peer interactions.  Wood County Plays Inclusive Playgrounds are wheelchair and walker accessible through extensive ramping, rubber surfacing, and specialized play equipment.  Fencing also surrounds the playgrounds for children with sensory disorders that may elope or run away, and the poured rubber surfacing is coded for children with visual impairments to highlight danger areas.  The new playground is expected to be complete by fall 2022.
  • Utility Scam Calls
    The City of Bowling Green Utilities Business Office was recently made aware that some residents have received calls warning that their utilities would be shut off if individuals did not pay balances in gift cards. Residents, who receive a call making similar demands or asking for account information, should not respond and are urged to report the phone number to the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-2571.
    Residents, delinquent on their utility account, can expect to receive an automated phone call and a delinquent letter in addition to their bills. They may be subject to disconnection when temperatures are above 32 degrees. Residents will never be asked to pay their City of Bowling Green utility bill with gift cards.
    Payments may be made online via credit card or in person via cash or check at the City Administration Building. Residents, who have questions about their bill, are encouraged to check their account online or call the Utilities Business Office at 419-354-6252.  Information on Utility Bill Pay Assistance is available on the City’s website at www.bgohio.org.
  • Ongoing Capital Projects
  • The City of Bowling Green Official Website