Welcome to the
Greeks built an Acropolis - And Noah built an
The Russians built a
Sputnik But Bryan
built a Park"
(Bryan Times, 1957)
Benefits of Parks and Recreation is truly endless!
To create strong ties within the Bryan community in order to achieve diverse
leisure experiences, to preserve and utilize the natural beauty of our
environment, and to enhance the quality of life.
Bryan Parks &
We are at This time enrolling children for the
2017-2018 school year. Classes will begin in August. Call the Parks and Recreation Office at
419-633-6030 to get your child registered or with any
questions you may have.
Come join the program that has been
preparing our children for Kindergarten for 30 plus years.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (4 and 5 year olds)
8:30 AM-11:30 AM or 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Tuesday and Thursday (3 and 4 year olds)
9:30AM-11:30 AM or 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
POUND® transforms drumming
into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in
this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio,
conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere
for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout
is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals
to men and women of all ages and abilities.
lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Burn up to
900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and
drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your
Each 2-4 minute song is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and
extended fat burning sequences, providing you with the best workout in the
shortest span of time.
Class size is limited to twelve and students must be at least 12 years of
Bring a mat if you have one.
Ripstixs will be provided by instructor Ashley Kendall.
Classes will be held on Thursday nights at 6:45 starting on October 4th
at the Community Center on Buffalo Road.
Cost is $10.00 for the four nights or $25.00 for 11 nights.
size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030
to save your space.
Dance, stretch and find your true flow in this class like no other you have ever
experienced. Find your true flow in
body and mind as you stretch your body and train your mind to the rhythm of
helps to maintain your range of motion allowing you to go about your everyday
life free of hindrances. You will become more in tune with your body and your
body confidence will improve. Your muscles will be strengthened yet relaxed
and loose. VeraFlow
is just what you need to feel completely relaxed and content. Mindfulness
teaches you to be aware of the here and now, to enjoy this moment and to
avoid the anxiety of worrying about the past and future. Mindfulness uses
practical exercises to benefit anyone suffering from stress on a physical,
mental and emotional level. This
is you time. Time out of your day to get a clear head, to
get focused on the here and now and to get in control.
Dress comfortably. Shoes are optional. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes
will be held on Thursdays at 7:30 in the Community Center starting October 4th.
Fee is 11 nights for $20.00, or $10.00 for 5 nights. Instructor
is Ashley Kendall .
preview at veraflow.com
De Force Demonstration
Core De Force Demo: Core De Force is a mixed martial arts inspired total
body workout which uses core conditioning combinations, body weight moves, and
cardio spikes to harness the power of your core and having you feeling
amazing!!! You will burn major calories and carve your waist with no equipment
needed. This demo will be a free 30 minute session of learning the
foundation behind why CORE DE FORCE Live was created, participating in the
different moves and showing the importance of not only form and rotation, but
also everything that is available for any fitness levels. If we get enough
interested we will start a class, so put this demonstration on your calendar and
save 30 minutes to check out this new workout routine.
This Demonstration will be held on October 11th at 5:30 PM in the
Community Center on Buffalo Road.
Please register (419-633-6030) so that we know how many plan to attend.
The Bryan Parks and Recreation Dept. is offering the chance for ladies 18
years and older, not playing on a high school or college team, to play in a
women's volleyball league this fall and winter.
Games are 2-out-of-3 wins to 25 points with one official and a season-end
tournament. There will be one
division (unless we have enough teams for two divisions) with an official,
tournament, and tee-shirts being awarded at the end of the season to the
first-place team. The team fee will
be $120.00. The games will
start in November and run through January, and be held in the Elementary School
upstairs gym. For further
information or to enter a team, call the Bryan Recreation Department at
419-633-6030. The deadline for
entering a team into the league is October 19th.
Kids, plans are being made now to have a giant Community "Holler"ween
Party at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Saturday, October 27th, from 2:00-4:00
PM. If you are in the fourth
grade or younger, bring Mom and Dad out to the Ice Rink and enjoy a party that
is both FUN and SAFE. You
won’t soon forget a spo-o-o-oky afternoon of fun shared with hundreds of other
kids in town, which will be sponsored and manned by the Bryan Service Clubs, the
Parks & Recreation Department, and high school NHS students.
There will be LOTS of PRIZES
and CANDY at the many colorful booths in the rink; crawl through a giant maze
(don't get lost!), fish at the giant fish pond, throw hoops over the witch’s
hat, and throw bean bags into the haunted house.
Don’t forget to take the hayride through the park.
We ask everyone to come in costume and to be accompanied by mom or dad.
Everything is free. See
city-wide "Trick-or-Treat" evening will be held on Saturday, October
27th, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.
AND TREAT @ MATTIE MARSH PARK - If
you have a sweet tooth and want some sweet truth, then this is the party for
Along with candy for the kids and hot dogs and cider for the weary moms
and dads, there will be fun activities and amazing truths to discover, like;
“What are the 3 things God cannot do?”
So come taste and see!!!!!
This is a free family friendly event that is sponsored by Eastland
For more information you can call the Church at 419-636-3835.
Saturday, 5:00-7:00 PM
Mattie Marsh Park
- 6:45 Pound Class Begins
- 7:30 VeraFlow Class Begins
5th - Women’s Volleyball League Registration Due
- 5:30 Core De Fore Demo
- 2:00 Community Halloween Party
- 5:00 Trick-or-Treat
- 5:00 Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park
- 5:30 Yoga Class, Session II Begins
- 5:30 Basic ATS Belly Dance Class Begins
- 6:45 Beyond Basics ATS Belly Dance Class
- 5:00 “2018
Holiday Celebration” Sarah’s House
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Last Day For Christmas Wish Essays
- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryanohsports.com
Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com
The City Arborist is responsible for the
maintenance and care of public trees in the city of Bryan. This includes park
trees, street trees, terrace trees, and public trees located in the city right
of way or on city property. The arborist also serves as a source of information
about trees to the citizens of Bryan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I trim a tree located in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?
Most trimming is done by the City Arborist or Utility Department, however with
the permission of the City Arborist a qualified tree service may be allowed to
trim. Trimming requests should be directed to the Parks Department at
419-633-6030 or by email to
Can I plant a tree in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?
Yes, tree species and location must be approved by the
City Arborist to meet tree ordinance requirements.
Why are all the ash trees in the area dying?
Almost all ash trees in northwest Ohio have
been infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an
exotic pest from China. Treatment with
insecticide is possible, but most must be applied
annually and are only effective if started before a
tree is heavily infested. Follow this link for
What about the new bug I’ve heard about that attacks maples and other
types of trees?
The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) was found in the Bethel ,Ohio area in
2011 and has resulted in the removal of thousands of trees in that area in an
attempt to contain this destructive pest. Unlike the ash borer, which only
feeds on ash trees, ALB is known to attack many species of trees. For more
information go to: http://beetlebusters.info/
What are the best trees to plant in this area?
Choosing the best tree for a particular location depends upon many factors: the
amount of space available (height, spread, and soil space for roots), the
purpose (shade, screening, ornamentation, wildlife habitat), soil type, moisture
requirements, maintenance needs, and resistance to insects and diseases. Some
of the best trees for our area are listed below. For more information go to:
Maple - Acer
- Magnolia spp.
||Flowering Crabapple -
|Japanese Tree Lilac
|Medium species 30-45’
- Betula nigra
- Carpinus spp.
|Large species more
- Gleditsia triacanthos
- Quercus alba
||Swamp White Oak
|Japanese Pagoda Tree
Linden - Tilia
Dutch Elm resistant types
The Bryan Tree Commission is
responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for
the care, preservation, and maintenance of trees and
shrubs in the parks, along streets, and in other
public areas. The Tree Commission consists of five
citizens appointed by the mayor and the City
Arborist. Ad hoc members include, one council
representative, the Parks and Recreation Director,
Director of Utilities and/or representative, and the
Street Commissioner and/or representative. Anyone
interested in serving on the Tree Commission may
call the Parks office at 419-633-6030 for more
Arbor Day Foundation
Ohio DNR Urban Forestry
International Society of
Ohio Big Trees
USDA Forest Service
What Tree is it?
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