Local park holds weekend pumpkin trail

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Pumpkins everywhere, that’s how to describe the scene at the first ever Pumpkin Trail at Preston Miller Park for the weekend of Oct. 23 through Oct. 25.

The Pumpkin Trail is a showcase of different organizations, businesses, churches, and schools letting their creative side out as they decorate. This effort was spearheaded by Bowling Green Park and Recreation.

“As a parks department, we really just wanted to provide the community a safe and fun way to celebrate the fall season during COVID. This Pumpkin Trail is our first crack at it,” said Cameron Levis with Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.

Some organizations even got in touch with Bowling Green Parks and Rec, to spread their wings in creativity, and to show the strength of a community that sticks together.

Even local sports teams like the Bowling Green Hot Rods pitched in to make the trail even more colorful.

“We always love doing community events. Continuing to build our brand is important, so we have four pumpkins out there, one painted like a baseball,” said Bowling Green Hot Rods general manager Eric Leach.

Both parks and rec staff along with those who decorated pumpkins say they’re over the moon with the results.

“Being part of the trail is important. It’s a great event for the community to go out and see all the various business and organizations who have put pumpkins together,” Leach said.

The trail is seen as a way to promote positivity while social distancing, as well as adding a touch of magic to the community.

The WNKY40 crew painted several pumpkins.

“We want to be sure that the services and the programs we provide give people an opportunity to get outside, enjoy green spaces, and just enjoy time with family and friends in a safe way,” Levis said.