Welcome To The City of Bryan, Ohio

Bryan Ohio


Parks & Recreation Department

1399 East High Street
Second Floor
Bryan, Ohio 43506





Bryan is blessed with many parks and continues to grow in acreage and facilities.


Recreation Park

(78 acres)


Garver Park

(13.2 acres) est. (1909)


Moore Park

(11 acres) est. 1937


Mattie Marsh Park

(1 acre) est. 1954


Hitt Park

(1 acre) est. 1956


Roseland Park

(8 acres) est. 1970


East End Park

(33.3 acres) est. 1976


Fountain City Park

(7.7 acres) est. 1991


Central Park

(.25 acre) est. 1997


Israel Gardens Butterfly Park

(.50 acre) est. 1997  


Maple Grove Park

(10 acres) est. 1999


Click here for map of parks



Parks & Recreation Department Staff

Bryan Park Board









































































































































Welcome to the Bryan Parks

and Recreation  Department


 "The Greeks built an Acropolis - And Noah built an Ark 

The Russians built a Sputnik  But Bryan built a Park" 

(Bryan Times, 1957)

The Benefits of Parks and Recreation is truly endless!

Mission Statement:

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 & Recreation Preschool

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.

Classes offered:
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 Class

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.  Using Ripstix®, 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 favorite music.  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 age.  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.   Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to save your space.


Veraflow Class

Veraflow: 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 music. Stretching 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 .  See a preview at veraflow.com


Core De Force Demonstration

Free 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.


Women's Volleyball League

     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.



Community Halloween Party

     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 you there!

NOTE:  The city-wide "Trick-or-Treat" evening will be held on Saturday, October 27th, from 5:00 to 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

                             OCTOBER 27th

                             Mattie Marsh Park







4th - 6:45 Pound Class Begins

4th - 7:30 VeraFlow Class Begins

5th - Women’s Volleyball League Registration Due

11th - 5:30 Core De Fore Demo

27th - 2:00 Community Halloween Party

27th - 5:00 Trick-or-Treat

27th - 5:00 Truth and Treat @ Mattie Marsh Park

29th - 5:30 Yoga Class, Session II Begins



6th  - 5:30 Basic ATS Belly Dance Class Begins

6th  - 6:45 Beyond Basics ATS Belly Dance Class

17th - 5:00 “2018 Holiday Celebration” Sarah’s House




7th-  Last Day For Christmas Wish Essays









Fall Brochure 2018   






Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com

Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryanohsports.com

Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com











Bryan City Arborist


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


Q. Can I trim a tree located in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?


A. 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 cgoshia@cityofbryan.com.


Q. Can I plant a tree in the terrace or right of way bordering my property?


A. Yes, tree species and location must be approved by the City Arborist to meet tree ordinance requirements.


Q.  Why are all the ash trees in the area dying?


A.   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 more information. http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/Multistate_EAB_Insecticide_Fact_Sheet.pdf


Q.  What about the new bug I’ve heard about that attacks maples and other types of trees?


A. 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/


Q. What are the best trees to plant in this area?


A. 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: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1082.html





Small species 15-30’    
Amur Maple - Acer ginnala Paperbark Maple Acer griseum Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum
Tatarian Maple - Acer tataricum Serviceberry - Amelanchier spp Eastern Redbud - Cercis Canadensis
Hawthorn - Crataegus spp. Magnolia - Magnolia spp. Flowering Crabapple - Malus spp.
Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata    
Medium species 30-45’    
Hedge Maple - Acer campestre River Birch - Betula nigra Hornbeam - Carpinus spp.
Katsuratree  - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Goldenraintree - Koelreuteria paniculata Black Gum - Nyssa sylvatica
American Hophornbeam - Ostrya virginiana Callery pear - Pyrus calleryana Sawtooth Oak - Quercus acutissima
Lacebark Elm - Ulmus parvifolia    
Large species more than 45’    
Norway Maple - Acer platanoides Red Maple  - Acer rubrum Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum
American Beech - Fagus grandifolia Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba Honeylocust - Gleditsia triacanthos
Kentucky Coffeetree - Gymnocladus dioicus Sweetgum-  Liquidambar styraciflua Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera
White Oak - Quercus alba Swamp White Oak - Quercus bicolor Shingle Oak - Quercus imbricaria
Bur Oak - Quercus macrocarpa Red Oak - Quercus rubra Shumard Oak - Quercus shumardi
Japanese Pagoda Tree - Sophora japonica American Linden - Tilia americana Baldcypress - Taxodium distichum
Littleleaf Linden - Tilia cordata Silver Linden - Tilia tomentosa Elm Ulmus spp.- Dutch Elm resistant types
Japanese Zelkova  - Zelkova serrata    


Bryan Tree Commission

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 information.


Interesting Tree Links:

Arbor Day Foundation

Ohio DNR Urban Forestry

International Society of Arboriculture

Ohio Big Trees

USDA Forest Service

What Tree is it?

Tree Identification




Bryan, Ohio  43506 

Phone: 419-633-6030

 Email: parks-rec@cityofbryan.com


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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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Williams County Health  Department



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