Fountain Square Park construction nears completion

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After several months of orange cones and chain link fences, construction on Fountain Square Park in downtown Bowling Green is almost finished.

The accessibility to the park is one of the biggest changes that patrons can expect to notice.

The park has been expanded at each end, areas where a loop for cars to use formerly existed.

Some of the changes were made in an effort to get drivers to slow down, making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to navigate the downtown area.

New bike lanes and bike parking have been installed around the square, as well as new plants along College and State Street.

According to Bowling Green Public Works Director Greg Meredith, the changes were made to make Fountain Square Park more inviting to everyone.

“It’s really gonna set the tone for a more relaxed, a more inclusive transportation network,” said Meredith. “It’s not just about cars. Even though cars are important, it’s about all the other modes – the folks living downtown that want to interact with businesses and be a part of events that go on on the weekends.”

The city will hold a ribbon cutting on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the project.