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Park News 2020-05-20T13:54:27-04:00

UPDATE on PARK OPENING DATE

We hope that you, your family and friends are staying healthy and safe during these challenging days.  We are eager to open Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon Water Park in a safe and responsible manner.  Our family is determined and dedicated to providing safe, clean fun for our loyal season pass holders and all guests. We hope to have an opening date soon. We have been working hard preparing the parks to open with a small, but mighty crew.  The safety and health of our employees and guests is our top priority.  We thank you for your patience.

We are working with local and state officials to open our parks.  We submitted a re-opening plan to the Governor’s office and are awaiting instructions from them.  Our re-opening plan includes procedures and protocols to keep both our employees and guests safe.  It was developed using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government health agencies.

The plan is designed to protect guests and employees from potential exposure to COVID-19.  You will notice a lot of changes in the way things are done when you visit.  Our employees will be screened daily before starting work.  Screening will include no-contact temperature checks and symptom questionnaires. All employees will be required to wear face masks while working to the extent possible.  Employee team members will be educated about illness prevention, preparedness and response.

Social distancing will be accomplished through 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.  There will be protective shields between employees and guests at all point of sale locations.

We have been sanitizing all surfaces in our park and have trained staff on proper cleaning procedures to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are increasing the frequency of cleaning procedures and are adding hand washing stations and/or hand sanitizing stations all over the parks.

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.

Food service may be a little slower because some of our point of sale registers will be closed to accomplish social distancing.  Condiments will be in single serve packages and we ask that you use a no-contact credit or debit card when possible. Souvenir bottle refills will still be available, but you will be served a fresh disposable cup each time.

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, pool furniture and life jackets will be sanitized and we ask all guests to use a towel on all pool furniture. Pool chairs will be spaced in family sections of five each to accomplish social distancing.

We plan on making up for lost time by adding more open days in August if school calendars permit us to do so.  We will be announcing more value-added benefits for season pass holders when we are given an official opening date.  For season pass holders that choose not to use their season pass in 2020, the pass will automatically be rolled over to 2021.

Beech Bend Park would like to thank you for your continued support. Your loyalty and patronage mean so much to us and we are grateful for the opportunity of creating so many summer memories with you. We also want to relay a big THANK YOU to those who serve as first responders, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and essential workers.

Our family looks forward to entertaining your family soon,

The Dallas & Alfreda Jones Family

SEASON PASSES on sale Now – JUST  $89.99!

Purchase your season pass through June 30, 2020 for the incredible price of just $89.99 plus tax!  But hurry this sale price won’t last long.  A season pass gives you laughing, splashing fun all summer long.

What does your 2020 season pass include?

  • Unlimited visits to Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon
  • Free parking all season
  • Free sunscreen and tubes to all of our guests
  • 2 “Half Price Coupons” to bring a friend, good any day the park is open.  A $38 value!
  • 2 “Bring a Friend for Free” tickets for select days!  A $76 value! (Passholder must be present to use.)
  • A Buy One, Get One free small Dippin’ Dots
  • A Buy One, Get One coupon for a Go-Cart ride
  • A Buy One, Get One coupon for a Lazer Fury 360 ride
  • 20% off one item in the gift shop (excludes rentals)
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Cabana and Canopy Rentals for 2020

We’re happy to continue cabana and canopy rentals for 2020.  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. 2020 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.

11th 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 11th annual Festival scheduled for May 8th and 9th, 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The 2021 Band and Choral Festival has been scheduled for May 7 & 8th, 2021.  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

Special School Field Trip Education Days Make Learning FUN!

Special School Field Trip Education Days are ever-changing due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.  Please check this page often for updates on opening dates for the 2020 season.  Early season special school rate is just $19.99.  Add a lunch ticket for just $4 more!

School Group Dates for 2020:

Beech Bend Park Only – May 20, 21 and 22

Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon – May 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and June 1 through 8

A school field trip to Beech Bend Park is both educational and fun. We offer a special magic show promoting self-esteem and drug awareness and also can provide a Science Guide for students and teachers.  Please call the Park office at 270-781-7634 for more information.

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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!

BEECH BEND RAW – UNEDITED from Trevor George on Vimeo.
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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COVID-19 Notice: Due to the ever-changing coronavirus situation, Beech Bend Park has delayed the 2020 season opening day. Please check back for further updates as we continue to evaluate the situation.  Read more.