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
COMMUNITY “HOLLER”WEEN PARTY!
(Ages 4th grade and younger) - Let your youngster
celebrate Halloween with the whole community in a setting that is FUN and SAFE.
They won’t soon forget an afternoon of SPOOKY FUN at the MacDonald-Ruff
Ice Arena which will be sponsored and manned by the Parks and Recreation
Department and high school students. There
will be a LOT of PRIZES and CANDY at the many colorful booths.
Crawl through a giant maize (don’t get lost!), fish at the giant pond,
jump in the inflatable, or throw hoops over the witch’s hat. Don’t forget to
take the hay ride through the park.
We ask everyone to come in costume and to be accompanied by mom or dad.
Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM
MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena
CITY – WIDE TRICK-OR-TREAT
October 28th FROM 5:00-6:30 PM.
TRUTH AND TREAT @ MATTIE MARSH PARK
- If you have a sweet tooth and want some sweet
truth, then this is the party for you!!! 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 Baptist Church.
For more information you can call the Church at 419-636-3835.
Saturday, 5:00-7:00 PM
Mattie Marsh Park
FALL Brochure is here!
Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and certified instructor Courtney Powell
will be hosting the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba®
fans. This program helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as
a natural part of children's lives by making fitness FUN. Classes incorporate
key childhood development elements like leadership, team work, confidence,
memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness. Kids can get silly,
dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. Boys and girls are
welcome. Classes will be held from 7:00-7:45PM at the Bryan Community Center
starting on October 16th, for six consecutive weeks with a cost of $20.00. We
ask that you drop off your child; they respond better when parents are not
Class size is limited to 15; so call the Parks and Recreation office at
419-633-6030 to register. THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN!
celebrate the shimmy!
Explore the orgins, music and various styles of belly dance with Jami
Tusko and Michelle O’Dell.
Each Session will provide some history and examples, along with teaching
students basic tribal-fusion style steps.
Each class will include a warm up, dance tutorials and a cool down.
Students should wear comfortable clothing that is not baggy and may dance in
bare feet, socks or in dance shoes. A scarf tied around the hips is encouraged,
as it will allow the instructors to see your movements. No prior experience is
required. Enhance your grace and beauty, and discover the dancer in you!
This beginner’s session will be held for five consecutive Wednesday s
starting November 8th.
This class will be held from 7:00-8:00PM at the Community Center on
Buffalo Road with a cost of $35.00 for a five week session. Class size is
limited so call the Parks & Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 to reserve
your space today!
Me, and Dolly Christmas Tea
ones can dress up or come casual and bring their favorite adult and dolly to a
tea party. You will enjoy crafts, story time, games, snacks, and TEA
(of course). This tea party will be hosted by the Girl Scouts and they will
supply plenty of fun. Tea will be served at the Community Center on
Buffalo Road on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 with a fee of $10.00 per child,
mommy, and dolly group. Please pre-register by calling the Parks &
Recreation office at 419-633-6030 so that we will have enough supplies.
Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com
Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com
Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.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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Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Healthy Ohio Programs
Williams County Health Department