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Park News 2021-11-19T17:23:33-06:00

BEECH BEND PARK will open the 2022 season on Saturday, May 14th.  SPLASH LAGOON Water Park will open Saturday, May 21st!


Our family is determined and dedicated to providing safe, clean fun for our loyal season pass holders and all guests. The safety and health of our employees and guests is our top priority.

Due to new procedures, all guests should expect longer-than-normal wait times when entering the park, purchasing tickets, processing season passes, checking in to cabanas and canopies, purchasing food and drinks and experiencing our attractions.  We will continue to improve these processes and thank you for your patience.

Social distancing will be required for all guests and team members.  We will promote social distancing through signage, audio announcements, ground markers and the spacing of entry points, open seats, etc. Please remember that social distancing is a shared responsibility between our guests and the park.  We will provide guidance, but we count on our guests to follow this guidance in order to maintain the safest park possible.

Season Passes:

Season passes for 2022 are on sale on now for just $69.99 through November 30, 2021.

COVID SAFTEY GUIDELINES AS OF MARCH 1, 2021 (subject to change)

Park Capacity Limitations:

The number of guests each day will be limited.  We recommend that you purchase Daily tickets and Two-day Play Passes online. Bring your ticket printout with you to the park.

Daily Wellness Checks:

Guests and team members will be asked to answer screening questions before entering the park. Team members will have their temperatures checked and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home. The screening questions include the following:

Have you experienced any of the following signs or symptoms within the last 72 hours?

–Temperature at or greater than 100.4 degrees

–Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


–Muscle pain

–Repeated shaking with chills


–Sore throat

–New loss of taste or smell

Have you had close contact with any person known to have COVID-19 or that has demonstrated any of the signs or symptoms within the last 72 hours?

Have you traveled on any cruise ship, including river cruises, or performed any international travel with the last 14 days?

Answering yes to any of these questions may prevent you from entering the park.  The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age with who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.  There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 while in any public place where people are present.  By visiting our park, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Social Distancing Required:

Guests are required to maintain six feet of social distance from other guests.  You will notice lots of signage reminding guests to practice proper social distancing.  The only exceptions will be for family units that live together.  Families that come to the park will be allowed to sit together, ride together, slide together, etc.  Social distancing will be accomplished through ground markers, modified ride loading, park capacity limits, and requiring six-feet of social distance in ride lines, food lines, admission lines, show seating, and in all water park areas.  Chairs in our water park will be spaced in family sections of five each to accomplish social distancing.

Face Masks Requirements:

All employees will be required to wear face masks while working to the extent possible.  There will be protective shields between employees and guests at all point of sale locations. Employee team members will be educated about illness prevention, preparedness and response.

Guests are strongly encouraged to wear face masks in ride lines, in admission lines, in food lines, in restrooms and in retail shops.  Due to safety constraints, face masks are not permitted in the water and on water attractions.

Sanitizing Procedures:

We have been sanitizing surfaces in our park and have trained staff on proper cleaning procedures to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are using a disinfectant product, increasing the frequency and duration of cleaning procedures and are adding alcohol-based hand sanitizing stations all over the park.

The CDC states, “Proper operation, maintenance and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or deactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.  We will achieve social distancing in our pools by limiting capacity levels.  Tubes and life jackets will be sanitized with a chlorine solution and we ask all guests to use a towel on all pool furniture. Pool chairs will be sanitized daily.

Our family looks forward to entertaining your family soon.

See you soon,

The Dallas Jones Family

Cabana and Canopy Rentals for 2021

We’re happy to continue cabana and canopy rentals for 2021.  Make your family day really special by adding a cabana or canopy rental.  Enjoy privacy, shade, special furnishings and your place to call “home” for the day.  Cabanas and canopies must be rented on line. 2021 link will be added soon.

Cabanas:                          Weekday Price                  Weekend/Holiday Price

Lazy River Cabana 1                                  $99                                               $159
Lazy River Cabana 2                                  $99                                               $159
Lazy River Cabana 3                                  $99                                               $159
Lazy River Cabana 4                                  $99                                               $159
Tiki Island Cabana 5                                  $99                                               $159
Tiki Island Cabana 6                                  $99                                               $159

All cabanas are equipped with a dining table and four chairs, 3 chaise lounge chairs, a side table, a private locking box, complementary souvenir bottle ($10 value per bottle) for each member of your party (up to 6 bottles).  You get $1 refills on your souvenir bottles all season long!  Wristbands are required to occupy a cabana and each cabana comes with up to 8 wristbands.

All Beech Bend Park rules apply to the cabanas, so you may not bring in any outside food or drinks.  Cabanas operate on the same schedule as Splash Lagoon (please check our operating calendar for more information).  There are no refunds on cabana rentals, including for inclement weather.

Canopies:                       Weekday Price                  Weekend/Holiday Price

Canopy 1                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 2                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 3                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 4                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 5                                                       $39                                               $49

All canopies are equipped with 2 chaise lounge chairs, a side table, and 2 complementary souvenir bottles ($10 value per bottle).  You get $1 refills on your souvenir bottles all season long!  Wristbands are required to occupy a canopy and each canopy comes with up to 4 wristbands.

All Beech Bend Park rules apply to the canopies, so you may not bring in any outside food or drinks.  Canopies operate on the same schedule as Splash Lagoon (please check our operating calendar for more information).  There are no refunds on canopy rentals, including for inclement weather.

12th Annual Band and Choral Festival Cancelled Due to Covid 19

Each year hundreds of band and choir students come to Beech Bend Park to compete in the Band and Choral Festival.  The 12th annual Festival scheduled for May 7th and 8th, 2021 has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The date for the 2022 Band and Choral Festival will be decided at a later date.  Two days of band and choral competition is normally scheduled.  Each day is a separate competition so each group can choose the date that works best for them.  The adjudication takes place on Beech Bend Park’s WBKO Entertainment Stage.  Each group receives a trophy with the rating of superior, excellent, good or fair and will be ranked within their division.  Groups can enjoy all the rides and attractions Beech Bend Park has to offer before and after their performance time.  All groups come together at the end of the day for an Awards Ceremony.

Click Here for Band and Choral Information

A field trip to Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon can be both an educational experience and a fun-filled day. Special discounted school group rates save you up to 50%.

Special “Admission and Lunch Combo Tickets” are only $23.99 plus 6% sales tax per person (sales tax can be waived with submission of a Kentucky tax exempt certificate) and are available on select early season dates (click on the brochure button to the left for order form). With the “Combo Ticket” you get dozens of rides including the top ranked Kentucky Rumbler Coaster, Gold Rush Golf, magic show and lunch consisting of 2 pieces of pizza and unlimited soft drinks served in a covered picnic pavilion.

We also offer an Admission Ticket which includes all the above except lunch. This ticket is $19.99 plus 6% sales tax per person (sales tax can be waived with submission of a Kentucky tax exempt certificate) .

Meal Deal vouchers are also available for $10 plus 6% sales tax each and allow students to order lunch at their convenience from any of our food stands. The Meal Deal Voucher includes choice of a burger, hot dog or pizza, chips or fries and a drink or a chicken basket and a drink. Students may also bring their own lunch which must be eaten in our picnic area outside the main gate. This picnic area is available on a first come, first serve basis. No food, drinks or coolers may be brought into Beech Bend Park. No outside caterers permitted.

Splash Lagoon Water Park is also included in both tickets above beginning May 22nd. Go-carts, Lazer Fury 360 and games are not included in either ticket.

School Group Dates for 2021:

Beech Bend Park Only – May 8, 15 and 16

Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon – May 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and June 1 through 6

Educational Opportunities in the Park:

Drug Awareness & Self-Esteem Magic Show

For 33 years, Dinky Gowen has brought his educational magic shows to schools throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. The “Magic of Being YOU” mesmerizes students while providing a strong message on the important issues of drug awareness and self-esteem. The magical illusions capture and hold the students’ attention and before they know it, they are learning some of life’s most important lessons – the three A’s – attendance, attitude and achievement.

Educational Guides

Beech Bend has developed a Science Day program that provides a teacher’s manual and student lesson plan for many amusement park-related science questions. A teacher’s manual and student lesson plan is available by request, at no cost to schools visiting Beech Bend. Or you can be creative and create your own plan – many kindergarten and first grade classes have brought their “Letter People” or “Flat Stanleys” with them to Beech Bend! Call 270-781-7634 for more information about the educational guides.

Other Things You’ll Need to Know:

Tickets must be ordered and paid for in advance.  Send check, money order or credit card payment at  least two weeks in advance.  We’ll mail your tickets to you.  If your payment is not received two weeks in advance, your tickets will be held for pick-up at Will Call.  We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

–Checks/money orders should be made payable to Beech Bend Park.  All school groups require one single payment for a minimum of 10 tickets. Groups with sales tax exempt status must provide sales tax exemption form.

–School groups eligible include kindergarten through 12th grade, pre-school and day care groups, athletic and band/choir groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and any other school-related groups.

–No refunds or rain-checks.  If necessary, please call in advance to change your event date.

–Drivers of full-sized buses bringing groups to the park will receive free admission.  Commercial Driver’s License required.  Vans do not qualify.

–Chaperones do not receive free admission.

–One teacher per classroom (minimum of 15 students) will be admitted free.

–Please designate a group leader to make all your group’s arrangements, including the purchase and distribution of tickets.

School Field Trip >

Special Girl Scout and Boy Scout Family Days

Treat your Scouts and their families to a special day at a special price.

Call Sherry Clouse at 270-779-5203 for more information.

Exclusive camping deal for Boy & Girl Scouts! For more information, please call the campground office at 270-781-7634.

Cyclone Saucer at Splash Lagoon | Beech Bend Amusement Park - Bowling Green, KY

Golden Ticket Awards – Cyclone Saucers named Top 3 Best New Water Ride

In a ceremony held recently, the 19th annual Golden Ticket Awards were announced. The Golden Ticket Awards were presented by Amusement Today. Amusement Today is the world’s leading amusement park/water park business journal. The Golden Ticket Awards have become the industry’s most prestigious awards, equivalent to the “Oscar.” Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon’s “Cyclone Saucers” received high marks in the “Best New Water Park Ride” category. “Cyclone Saucers” tied for the No. 3 spot for the new water slide, the first of its kind in North or South America. “Cyclone Saucers” is part of a new four slide complex opened in 2016. Beech Bend’s Kentucky Rumbler was also ranked as the 48th Best Wooden Coaster in the world! “Hundreds of wooden coasters were considered for these awards. We knew we had a winner with the Kentucky Rumbler the very first time we rode it, but it is gratifying to know the rest of the world agrees,” commented Dallas Jones, park president. The Kentucky Rumbler has ranked in the Top 50 every year since it was built in 2006. The Kentucky Rumbler was built by Great Coasters International, Inc. Go to the Rides and Attractions page for fun coaster facts.

History Making Splash Lagoon Expansion a Big Hit!

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Beech Bend Park’s largest water park expansion in park history is NOW OPEN. The multi-million dollar expansion includes Cyclone Saucers, the FIRST EVER North American installation of ProSlide’s FlyingSAUCER ride. This history-making, ground breaking water slide will offer a very unique ride experience. Riders will fly around the edge of three “flying saucers” at high speeds. At nearly 500 feet long with a 55 foot elevation change, Cyclone Saucers is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

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There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. For the safety of all guests and employees, we have increased all health and safety measures. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. By visiting the park, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.