Fountain Square park ribbon cutting celebrates hard work

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The renovation and construction in downtown Bowling Green has been in the works for a long time. Now, the wait is finally over.

New pedestrian crossing indicator poles and new sidewalks are just some of the many improvements in Fountain Square Park. To celebrate, a ribbon cutting was held, one that involved everyone in attendance surrounding the park to cut the ribbon together.

“We’ve still got a few touch up items to do, but for the most part, everything is ready for lights up. We’re excited about what this is going to mean long term for the city of Bowling Green,” said Bowling Green public works director Greg Meredith.

This long-term project clocked In a $3.9 million. Local business owners say business took only a slight hit, but now things have already been picking up.

“For a short while, there was a time where people probably didn’t want to come into this area because of all the construction. For the last couple of days, it’s picked up really well,” said Melodies and Memories owner Bobby Mosely.

With new sidewalks, more parking for vehicles and bikes, and overall a more user-friendly experience, those who visit the square say these improvements are nice gifts, just in time for the holidays.

“You can look around and it looks like the city has come up a whole lot. I think every city needs a good town square,” said Bowling Green resident Corey Jarvis.