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
skate shop will be open for rentals this Saturday and Sunday, January 20 &
21 from 1:00-5:00 PM for skate rentals. ($1.00 per pair)
The Parks & Recreation Dept. will have ice skate and cross country ski
rentals, available at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena.
Come join the fun and enjoy the winter weather.
Ice skates rent for $1.00 per day and cross country skis for $3.00 per
day. A variety of sizes are
available. All rentals are available
on Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 to 5:00 PM, weather permitting.
Adults must sign equipment in and out.
A drivers license is required for ski rentals. For more information on
ice skate, ski, and snowshoe rentals call the Recreation Dept. at 419-633-6030.
Open skating and ice hockey hours include:
Mon .- Fri.
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat. & Sun.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon. – Sun.
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
WINTER 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 5:30-6:00PM for pre-school & kindergarten
ages and 6:15-7:00PM for those in first through fifth grade at the Bryan
Community Center, starting on February 13th, 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 watching. Class
sizes are limited to 15; so call the Parks and Recreation office at 419-633-6030
THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN!
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, February
13th and 15th; 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 16th.
Classes will be held at the Bryan
High School, please enter through the Events door.
There is a $15.00 fee for the classes which will include a T-shirt.
PLEASE pre-register by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at
The Bryan Parks &
Recreation Department and instructor Dawn Davis will be offering Yoga Classes
this Winter at the Community Center. Five
weeks (ten lessons) cost just $25.00. 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
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 February 14th, from
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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