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
With winter putting a halt to many outdoor activities, we encourage area
adults to sign up for this great opportunity, the Community Adult Walking
Program. Thanks to the Bryan City
Schools and the Bryan Parks and Recreation Department, you have the opportunity
to walk the halls of the Bryan Elementary School.
This activity is for adults 18 years and older only. Please
carry in the shoes that you are planning to walk in; it is important to keep the
halls dry and safe. This is a free
activity. Please sign up in the
Parks and Recreation Department office to receive your WALKING PASS. Everyone
must have a Walking Pass. Enter the
Elementary School at the Commons entrance. Walking
will be cancelled when schools are closed for bad weather or holidays. Walking
begins on Tuesday January 8th, and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from
7:00-8:00 PM. The Adult Walking
Program will continue through Thursday, March 14th.
Come walk with us and get some exercise during the winter!
De Force Class
De Force Live is an empowering, core-focused workout inspired by the highest
octane sport in the world—mixed martial arts.
This fitness format is much more than your typical cardio class.
You will burn major calories and carve your waist with no equipment
needed. This workout combines authentic boxing, kickboxing and
Different fitness levels will be taught.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00PM at the Community
Center on Buffalo Road for five weeks starting January 15th.
Cost is five weeks (10 classes) for $40.00 or drop in for $5.00 per
Instructor: Melissa Tisi-Spiller.
Go to this link to see a preview. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9uUFVEvaW8
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 6:15 starting on January17th
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 7:00 in the Community Center starting January 17th.
Fee is 11 nights for $20.00, or $10.00 for 5 nights. Instructor
is Ashley Kendall .
preview at veraflow.com
The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and instructor Dawn Davis
will be offering Yoga Classes this Fall at the Community Center.
Yoga is a great way to calm your mind and relieve stress, while
increasing your flexibility, strength, and balance.
You’re sure to learn something new, and at the same time, get rid of
that stress you’ve built up throughout the day.
Standing, seated, and lying down stretches are included in this class,
ending with a deep relaxation. All
fitness levels are welcome in this class. Bring
a towel or mat to class. This class
has a maximum of 18 so please register early by calling 419-633-6030.
Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting January 28th,
from 5:30-6:15 P.M. Five weeks (ten
lessons) cost just $25.00.
Co-Ed Volleyball League
Parks & Recreation Dept. will again sponsor a Coed Church Volleyball League
This league is open to all area churches with preference given to last
year’s teams and those churches within the
Rules include games of
2-out-of-3 wins to 25 points and a man-woman-man-woman lineup.
This is a non-competitive league with no referees and there is no league
Games will be played in the Elementary School upstairs gym.
The league begins in February and runs through April.
Any church interested in having a team in the league should call the
Recreation Dept. at 633-6030 for more information or to register a team on or
before February 8th.
The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and the
Bryan High School cheerleaders will be offering a cheerleading camp to children
preschool thru 4th grade. This
camp will introduce jumping and arm placement skills needed for cheerleading
along with the basic motions. You
will then practice these skills through cheers and chants.
This camp will run two nights, Tuesdays & Thursdays, January
29th and 31st; 5:00-6:00 PM and follow up with cheering under the Friday night lights
with the Bryan Golden Bear Cheerleaders at the Basketball game on February 1st.
Classes will be held in the Bryan
Elementary School upper gym. There
is a $20.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt.
PLEASE pre-register by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at
Crafts & Activities
craft and activity classes for ages pre-school and first grade.
Bryan Parks and Recreation has some fun planned for your children this
They will start with crafts and end with a fun activity to get your
Have your child join instructor Courtney Powell so that they can have fun
making crafts and meeting new friends.
Each day will have a different theme; choose a couple or try them all.
Each participant may dress up for the theme of the day.
Fun for boys and girls.
Classes will take place in the East End Community Room (Parks &
Recreation pre-school room). Class sizes are limited so please call the Parks
and Recreation Department (419-633-6030) to reserve your Childs spot; join one
class for $10.00 or all six for $50.00.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 AM; dates and themes
for each Saturday are listed below.
2nd = Pirates
March 2nd = Unicorns
16th = Mermaids
March 9th = Superheroes
23rd = Dinosaurs
March 16th = Princesses
My Valentine Party
4-8) This class will have a lot of heart-filled activities planned and Holly
Gambler, the instructor, would like to have you join her.
There will be Valentine crafts, heart games, and you will even get to
decorate your own special, yummy Valentine treat. This Valentine class will be
held on Thursday, February 13th from 6:30-7:30PM in the East End
Community Room with a cost of $10.00; which includes all of the material needed.
This class has a maximum of twelve and may fill up fast, so register early by
calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.
Arts & Crafts
and Recreation Departments children's arts and crafts class for children in 2nd
- 5th grades.
Let your child’s creativity flow and make some cool crafts!
Children will have an opportunity to make fun, hands-on art projects
instructed in a way that encourages self-expression.
Instructor Courtney Powell will bring out the artist in your child on
Thursday, February 28th from 6:00-7:00PM in the East End Community Room (Parks
& Rec. Pre-School Room).
Fee is $10.00 per child and please be sure to call the Parks and
Recreation office (419-633-6030) to register so that we will be sure to have
plenty of supplies for everyone.
- Girls Softball Registration On-Line Begins
- 5:00 Core De Force Class, Session I Begins
- 6:15 Pound Class Begins
- 7:00 Veraflow Class Begins
- Church Co-Ed Volleyball Entries Due
- 5:30 Yoga Class, Session I, Begins
- 5:00 Cheerleading Camp Begins
- Cheerleading Camp at the Basketball Game
- 10:00 Children's Pirates Crafts & Activities
- 6:00 Be My Valentine Party
- 10:00 Children's Mermaid Crafts & Activities
- 10:00 Children's Dinosaurs Crafts & Activities
- 6:00 Children's Arts & Crafts
- 10:00 Children's Unicorns Crafts & Activities
- 10:00 Children's Superheroes Crafts & Activities
- 6:00 Children’s Arts & Crafts
- 10:00 Children's Princess Crafts & Activities
- 5:30AM PiYo Live Class, Session II Begins
- 8:00 Lifeguard Training Begins
- 5:00 Core De Force Class, Session II Begins
- 4:30 Girls Softball Registration Ends
-10:00 Easter Egg Hunt @ Bryan Elementary Sch.
- Happy Easter
- Tree Bagging at the Ice Rink
- Arbor Day Program
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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