Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Foundation

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Make a Donation

You can make a donation by sending a check made out to the BG Parks & Recreation Foundation to:

BG Parks & Recreation Foundation

1291 Conneaut Avenue

Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

PayPal Donations

We also take donations via PayPal.  Please click on the button below to make a donation. 

PayPal Donations 

Please be sure to add your name, address & email on the link with your donation.

Foundation Overview

  • Established in 1992 in response to a growing call for more beautiful parks and additional recreational programs
  • Memberships, tax-deductible donations, and funds from the Annual Wine and Cheese Social and Auction allow the Foundation to support BG Parks and Recreation Department
  • Purchased 19.6 acres now known as Tucker Woods through the $480,000 Save the Woods campaign
  • Raised over $700,000 to build and endow Simpson Garden Park
  • Coordinated fundraising efforts for Ridge Park construction
  • Raised over $33,000 toward land for athletic fields located by the Bowling Green Community Center
  • In 2016, supported the purchase of splash pad creatures for the pool, Bowling Green Community Mosaic Project, Kuebeck Forum, and the Youth Archery Program
  • Also in 2016, completed Building On Nature Phase I project (building a storage/year-round restroom facility for Wintergarden/St. John Nature Preserve)
  • In 2017, Building On Nature Phase 2 project initiated (upgrades to the Nature Center in Wintergarden/St. John Nature Preserve)

Make a Difference

With your help, everything you loved as a child, baseball on hot summer days, running barefoot through the park, playing basketball or even learning to dance is assured to be available to all of us. Simply put, providing the kinds of parks, recreation facilities, and programs that the people of Bowling Green want the most often cost more than the city can afford. This is why the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Foundation needs your help. Your dollars go towards enhancing these open spaces, facilities and programs and, in turn, help build a stronger community. 

Annual Reports

Click the link below to view the BG Parks & Recreation Foundation Annual Reports.

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report