Circus Square plans

A gathering place for the community is about to become a reality.

Mayor Elaine Walker says the final piece of land for Circus Square Park was purchased today.

Those with Bowling Green's Downtown Redevelopment Authority are hoping the future Circus Square Park will help attract more people and businesses to the downtown area.

"We feel that this will be a catalyst that will inspire private individuals and private investments to come in and it already has," said Heather Age, with the Downtown Redevelopment Authority.

Now the organization's vision is one step closer to reality.

"We are so excited that we finally got land acquisition complete that was one of the key pieces to actually being able to work on the park," said Age.

Circus Square is one of the key pieces to the Downtown Redevelopment Plan.

"We'd like to see it just be a showplace and a point of pride for the community," said Age.

The land used to be a historic green space and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority is hoping to bring that back.

"That was a place the community used to gather for events, the circus was held there, people came with their horses and carts," said Age.

When completed, the park will have an interactive fountain, an open space for events like car shows, and possibly a farmer's market.

The groundbreaking for Circus Square Park will be in early July.

To view a map of the proposed site of Circus Square Park click here.

Circus Square History
On old Bowling Green city maps there was noticed an entire block of green space labeled the Circus Lot. Circus Square is a project to re-create that downtown green space as a catalyst for revitalization in the surrounding blocks. To learn more about Circus Square Park project, which includes the Galloway Motors Building click here or visit www.downtownbg.org


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