Updated - News from BG: May 26, 2021

The Bowling Green Memorial Day Planning Committee will host a small ceremony on Monday, May 31 at 10:30 am in Oak Grove Cemetery to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. 

The ceremony will feature Vernon Hansen, Sr., Colonel, US Air Force, who will deliver the keynote address. Greg Robinette, Colonel, US Army, Retired, will be the master of ceremonies, Evie Van Vorhis will sing the National Anthem, Herbert Dettmer will serve as Chaplain, Mayor Mike Aspacher will recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Logan’s Orders will be presented by Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Retired) John Fawcett and a patriotic poem will be read by Joseph Fawcett, BG Assistant Municipal Administrator and Global War on Terrorism veteran.

The Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Department will open the City Pool & Waterpark Memorial Day weekend. Beginning on Saturday, May 29, the Pool will be open on weekends and closed on weekdays until June 11th when Bowling Green City Schools begins summer break. COVID-19 policies will be in place to start the 2021 season:

  • BG City Pool & Waterpark capacity will be limited to 50% to allow for social distancing in and out of the water.
  • Admission will be restricted to seasonal pass holders ONLY. Purchasing daily passes will not be an option to begin the 2021 season. This is subject to change as restrictions loosen. For purchasing information please visit www.bgohio.org or call 419-354-6223.
  • Seasonal passes are available for purchase to both Residents and Nonresidents. 
  • Masks/Face Coverings are to be worn when entering/exiting the facility, in restrooms, or while in line for concessions.  They should not be worn while in the water.
  • Seating will be arranged to allow for social distancing. Groups should be no more than 10 people and should maintain safe social distancing from other groups.
It’s expected that these restrictions will be lifted when the state health orders are rescinded on June 2nd. Financial assistance is available for the purchase of pool passes for individuals and families who are experience financial hardship. Contact the Parks & Rec Department at 419-354-6223 for more information.  
Returning May 28

The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) is returning to Bowling Green at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 28.

A DORA is a designated public area where alcoholic beverages can be purchased from permitted establishments and consumed outside within the district. 

The DORA will serve to enhance the experiences of the patrons of the business establishments and the special events within the Downtown Bowling Green area. It provides options for those visiting Bowling Green and positions the community as a vibrant destination for entertainment, culture, and activity. Safety and cleanliness are priorities of the Bowling Green DORA.

The DORA shall be in effect annually from the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend until the end of the day on the Monday of Labor Day Weekend.

Monday - Thursday:
4:00PM - 10:00PM*
Friday - Sunday:
11:00AM - 10:00PM*
*Last sales shall occur no later than 9:30PM & all cups must be disposed of by 10:00PM.

Refuse/Recycling Delay
Week of May 31st

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 31st, and refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day:

Monday's route will be collected on Tuesday.

Tuesday's route will be collected on Wednesday.

Wednesday's route will be collected on Thursday.

Thursday's route will be collected on Friday.

Questions about this schedule may be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Never miss a "trash day" again! Download the Recycle Coach App to receive a custom calendar and reminder notifications for special collections.

Visit the Recycle Coach web page for more details.
May is Historic Preservation Month

We are excited about using this month to focus on Historic Preservation because it is a tangible, thought-provoking, and important way for us to showcase our past for future generations.

What is Historic Preservation?
Historic Preservation is the practice of protecting and conserving sites, buildings, objects, or other artifacts which have historic significance.

Why is Historic Preservation Important?
Historic structures and sites were witness to cultural and aesthetic history providing a sense of place and connection with our history. When we practice intentional historic preservation, we not only preserve historically important structures, but walkable neighborhoods, incremental development, and a history-rich downtown – character that if lost will forever erase the integrity, history, and embedded culture of our town.

Historic preservation is beneficial to BG in many ways....MORE
Most pandemic health orders in Ohio will end on June 2:

  • We’ll soon be releasing local guidance on ways to stay healthy and safe as we continue to focus on a community-wide approach to the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 cases will still be present in our communities, so stay engaged and follow the latest information from public health experts.

Below are upcoming chances to be vaccinated for COVID-19:

  • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at all events. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those ages 12-17, who must have a parent or legal guardian present.
  • Tuesday, May 25:
  • 1-7 p.m., Wood County Health Department
  • 3-8 p.m., North Baltimore High School (2012 Tiger Drive)
  • Wednesday, May 26:
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rossford Municipal Building (133 Osborne St.)
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wood County Health Department
  • 3:30-7 p.m., Bowling Green Farmers Market (100 Clough St.)
  • Thursday, May 27:
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wood County Health Department
  • 3-8 p.m., Perrysburg Farmers Market (Louisiana Avenue)
  • 3-8 p.m., Otsego High School (18505 Tontogany Creek Road)
  • Friday, May 28:
  • 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Wood County Health Department
  • 3-8 p.m., Rossford High School (701 Superior St.)
  • 4-8 p.m., Elmwood Middle School (7650 Jerry City Road)

Through our Vaccine on Demand program, Wood County residents can schedule COVID-19 vaccines at any location in Wood County:

  • Schedule appointments using the ArmorVax app, at http://www.ArmorVax.com (look for “Vaccine On Demand” as the location in ArmorVax) or by calling 419-823-9512.