Through the gracious donation of Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, the City of Owensboro’s Parks and Recreation Department have placed a solar bench at Legion Park playground. Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m.


The solar bench can be used to charge smart devices, cell phones, and tablets while supervising your child on the playground.  The bench is designed to withstand weather conditions and is an innovative solution functioning on clean solar energy.  Featuring 2 dual 3.0 rapid-charge ports, the bench is capable of charging 5 devices simultaneously.  This is the first solar bench of its’ type in OBKY.


The City of Owensboro thanks the Southern Star team for their continued action to partner to help increase convenience in our community, and improve the quality of life for our citizens.  For questions about the partnership with Southern Star, please contact Karen Goedde, Director of Corporate Communications & Public Relations at 270-825-4690.


For more information on Legion Park or any City of Owensboro park or recreation facility, contact Amanda Rogers, Director of Parks and Recreation at or call 270-687-8700.