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












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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 will soon be enrolling children for the 2019-2020 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

















The Parks and Recreation Department and instructor Amy Snyder, will be offering a   Basic Dog Obedience Class for dogs five months and older.  Want to have a better relationship with your dog and have fun learning how to accomplish this?  In this class you will not only learn how to train your dog some everyday commands such as sit, stay, and down, you will also learn how to prevent/correct some unwanted behaviors.  This class is great for first time dog owners, shelter dogs, or anyone who needs a refresher course.   This class is limited to eight people/dogs and will be held on six consecutive Saturdays starting September 7th and will be held at the Ice Rink in the Recreation Park at 10:00 AM and the cost for the class is $65.00.  Call 419-633-6030 to register for this Basic Dog Obedience Class.




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 September 11th (no class October 14th), from 5:30-6:15 P.M.  Five weeks (ten lessons) cost just $25.00. 






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. 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 Mondays & Thursdays, September 12th - October 31, with no class on October 14th; 14 nights for $30.00, 8 for $20.00 or 6 nights for $15.00 at 6:45 in the Community Center on Buffalo Road.  Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to save your space.

You may join this class at any time.



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, September 12th - October 31st; 8 nights for $20.00, or 4 nights for $10.00 at 7:30 in the Community Center on Buffalo Road.  Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to save your space.

You may join this class at any time.










The Parks and Recreation Department is offering Mountain Dulcimer Lessons this fall.   Hauntingly beautiful, the dulcimer is deeply rooted in the folk music heritage of our country.   Originating in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1800’s, the dulcimer became somewhat of a forgotten instrument in the early 1900’s, before making a gradual comeback during the past four decades.   Now you can learn to play this early American instrument so you can entertain yourself and others.   The six-week session begins Tuesday, September 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, in the   Community Center on Buffalo Road and will run for six consecutive Tuesdays.   The instructor will be Grace Fish.   If you have a dulcimer at home, bring it to class with you.   If not, several practice dulcimers will be provided.   For more information or to register for Mountain Dulcimer Lessons, call the Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.   The cost is $20.00 for six classes.









Come let your creativity show; although you really do not have to be that creative with Chalk Couture, this is where simplicity meets creativity by using silkscreen transfers and chalk paste.  Make your masterpiece!  You will have fun chalking with reusable transfers where you basically just peel and press to create a perfect design in minutes. Chalk Couture will be changing your walls and halls from drab décor to wonderful wows. Join us and create your own one-of-a-kind beautiful artwork!  All supplies will be furnished by instructor Cyndi Stoller.  Cyndi will have a wide variety of popular transfers at each session along with different seasonal ones.  Class will be held at Moore Shelter House on September 21st at 10:00 AM.  There is a limit of 15 for this class, so be sure to register early (419-633-6030).   Class cost is determined by which surface you choose for your creation; prices range from $15.00-$40.00.  Other sessions will be held at the Community Center on October 17th, November 16th and December 11th.

You can view a sample of the creations on Cyndi’s web page.  https://www.facebook.com/ccscyndiscreations/








The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and the Bryan High School cheerleaders will be offering a cheerleading clinic to children preschool thru 4th grade.    This clinic 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, September 24th and 26th; 5:00-6:00 PM and follow up with cheering under the Friday night lights with the Bryan Golden Bear Cheerleaders at the Football game on September 27th.  Camp will be held in the Bryan Elementary School Gym.  There is a $20.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt.  PLEASE preregister by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030.    







The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department will be having an American Vintage Belly Dance class for women ages 15 and older. Enhance your grace and rhythm, tone your core and whole body, and enjoy a low-impact aerobic exercise through the feminine art of belly dance! Students will learn a movement vocabulary and technique based upon the classic  American blend of pan-Mediterranean styles.  Belly dance is suitable for all ages and body types, and no prior dance experience is necessary.  All levels are welcome, and more experienced dancers will be given additional challenges.  Warm-ups and cool-downs are included with each class. Please wear comfortable clothing that is not too bulky.  A scarf or soft belt tied around the hips is recommended, and students may dance barefoot or in dance shoes. This class will be held at the Community Center on Buffalo Road, upstairs,  and will run 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM starting September 25th,  with a cost of $48.00.  A minimum of four pre-registered students is required to hold the class, so please call 419-633-6030 to reserve your space.  If any class is canceled due to weather or other reasons, it will be made up the week following the end of each session.  Instructor: Rita Michele










FALL Brochure 2019   






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

Healthy Ohio Programs 

Williams County Health  Department



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