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
The Parks & Recreation Dept. reminds everyone that the summer pool
season has arrived; beat the heat on those hot summer days by paying a visit to
one of Bryan’s two sparkling blue city pools.
East End Pool
East End Pool
East End Pool
Children 3 & under and persons 62-older can swim for free.
4-17 years are $1.50 and adults are $2.00.
Spring/Summer Brochure IS
Take advantage of
's 7 tennis courts around town and learn how to play a sport that will provide
fun and exercise for a lifetime. Tennis
makes a great life-long sport that not only promotes physical fitness but also
serves as a great activity that the whole family can enjoy.
It is an ideal sport for players of all ages, and regardless of your
skill level we have something that will meet your needs.
Bring your racquet and a desire to learn, balls will be provided.
Class sizes are limited. The
Parks & Recreation Dept. will be offering different levels of tennis
instructions. The Beginners Level is specifically designed for both beginner
AND intermediate players. Based on an initial skill evaluation,
beginner and intermediate players will be separated to enhance their learning
experiences. For the beginner, the fundamentals of tennis will be taught so that
by the end of the week each student will grasp basic skills such as proper grip,
stance, forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, and singles/doubles rules. The
intermediate players will begin refining their basic strokes while learning
higher level strokes, skills, and strategy. All instruction is taught in a
fun and enjoyable learning environment.
morning or evening classes.
June 18 - 22, 8:30-9:30AM OR 6:30 - 7:30 PM
TO VARSITY TENNIS (Entering grades 7-10)
This class is
specifically designed to introduce and prepare students for High School Varsity
Tennis. Whether participants are in middle school or high school, this class
features more individualized instruction as students spend a week learning team
drills and skills at the pace of a varsity tennis practice. Upon
completion of the class, players will be given a personalized written assessment
tool which may be utilized to improve their skill sets and prepare for
competitive tennis. Students who taken this class in prior years often
perform ahead of their peers entering the high school tennis program - so get a
head start! (Interested players are encouraged to take the BEGINNERS AND BEYOND
course prior Intro to Varsity as basic skills will NOT be taught during this
class and players are expected to know all basic terminology which is taught in
the Beginners and Beyond class.)
25 - 29, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Classes are held
at the Recreation Park tennis courts, which are beside the Imagination Station,
and will be held Monday through Friday. The
cost is $50.00 per student. Call the
Parks and Recreation Department (419-633-6030) to register.
Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this coming fall?
Will your child have to cross busy streets or have to board a bus on a
busy highway? The Parks &
Recreation Department and the Bryan Kiwanis Club remind parents to enroll their
kids in Safety Town, which will be offered this summer at the East End Community
is a national program that teaches life-long safety habits.
An adult instructor will supervise activities.
Safe travel to and from school, bus safety, fire safety, home safety,
water safety, bicycle safety, poisons, and how to deal with strangers will be
included in this comprehensive program. Important
vehicles such as a school bus, police car, and a fire truck will be available on
special days for students to become familiar with.
Safety Town is co-sponsored by the Bryan Kiwanis Club, Bryan Police and
Fire Departments, Bryan City Schools, and Bryan Parks and Recreation Department.
The fee is $10.00 per child for materials.
Registration forms are available in the Parks and Recreation office.
Sessions available this summer are: July 16th-20th at 10:00 AM and 6:00
PM; and July 30th-Aug. 3rd at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
For more information about Safety Town, call the Parks and Recreation
Department at 419-633-6030. To
register for Safety Town stop into the Parks and Recreation Office and fill out
a registration form.
The Parks and Recreation Dept. and instructor Dawn Davis will be offering
Water Aerobics Classes at East
End Pool this summer. Are you
looking for a cool way to get fit? Water
aerobics helps you burn calories and tone muscles while letting you stay cool in
four feet of water. Don't worry if
you've never tried aerobics before. Since
your body is in the water, no one will see you do anything wrong!
It's a great workout for men and women of all ages.
The pool is closed to other swimmers during this class and no pool pass
is needed to participate. Class will
be 5:30-6:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at East End Pool and will
consists of twelve classes (6 weeks) which costs only $30.00 for the session.
This class will start June 26th and you may call the Parks and Recreation
office at 419-633-6030 to register today.
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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