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 persons to beat the crowd and
register for session one of swim lessons and get your season swim passes early.
Swim lessons include two weeks (8 classes), and cost $20.00 per person.
POOL ONLY will be taking
registrations for session one of swim lessons and selling season passes Tuesday
through Thursday, June 6th through June
8th, from 3:30-6:00 PM.
A 10-Punch Card costs $10.00 and a 20-Punch Card costs $20.00 for
4-17 year olds and $15.00 and $30.00, respectively, for 18-61 year olds.
Season passes will be $45.00
for individuals, $60.00 for a family of 2, $70.00 for a family of 3, $80.00 for
a family of 4, and $90.00 for a family of 5 or more.
If you purchase your pass from June 6th through June 8th there
will be a $5.00 discount on all passes.
Persons may also register for swim lessons or purchase punch cards and
season passes (without a discount) after the pools open on Friday, June 9th,
at 1:00 PM. Call the
Parks and Recreation office (419-633-6030) for more information.
Daily admission this summer will be $1.50 for persons 4-17 years of age
and $2.00 for persons 18-61 years of age. Children
3-under and adults 62-older will be admitted free.
East End Pool
East End Pool
East End Pool
Spring\Summer Brochure now
available on line
'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
Introduction to Varsity Tennis will
be specifically designed to introduce and prepare students for High School
Varsity Tennis. Whether the student is in middle school, entering high school,
or an underclassman, this class will feature more individualized instruction for
the beginner to intermediate player as they spend a week learning team drills and skills
at the pace of a varsity tennis practice. Upon completion of the class, each
student will be given a personal, detailed assessment of skills he/she needs to
improve upon throughout the summer to prepare for high school tennis. Students
who took this class in prior years often perform ahead of their peers entering
the high school tennis program. (Interested players must take the BEGINNERS AND
BEYOND course to prepare for this class unless granted specific exemption)
Classes are held at the Recreation Park tennis courts,
which are beside the Imagination Station, and will be held on Tuesday through
Thursday. Beginners class June 6-8 from 6:30-8:00; Introduction to varsity class
is June 13-15 from 6:30-8:00. The
cost is $45.00 per student. Call the
Parks and Recreation Department (419-633-6030) to register.
The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an "Arts & Crafts
Summer Camp for Pre-Schoolers", for 3 and 4 year olds.
This one-week class (4 days) will be offered two different weeks
throughout the summer and will focus on introducing your 3 or 4 year old to a
variety of art mediums that will help develop his/her fine motor skills.
We will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole array of fun
and exciting craft projects. Our
instructors will help your child find his/her inner artist.
Kids will get to try something new each day.
All materials are included in the $10.00 fee.
Class size is limited to twelve students.
Classes will be held in the East End Community Room from 9:00-9:30 AM,
Mondays through Thursdays. The two
sessions available for registration are as follows and different projects
will be created each session: Session
I – June 12th-13th and Session II
– July 10th-13th. Call the Parks
and Recreation Dept. at 419-633-6030 to sign up for the Pre-Schoolers Arts &
The Parks and Recreation Dept. are offering an Arts & Crafts Summer
Camp this summer for children ages 5-10. Kids
will get to try something new each day and each day will be an adventure!
Our supervisors will challenge the creative talents of kids with a whole
array of fun and exciting craft projects. All
materials are included in the $15.00 fee. Classes
are held at the East End Community Room Monday through Thursday mornings for
four days and cost $15.00 per session. Children,
ages 5-7, go from 9:45 AM-10:45 AM and ages 8-10 go from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
The two sessions
available for registration are as follows and different projects will be
created at each session: Session
I – June 12th-15th and Session II
– July 10th-13th. There
is a limit of 12 students per class. Call
the Parks and Recreation Department at 419-633-6030 for more information or to
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.
Three sessions are available this summer: June 19th-23rd at
10:00AM and 6:00 PM; July 17th-21st at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM; and July 31st-Aug.
4th at 10:00 AM and 6:00 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 eight classes (4 weeks) which costs only $20.00.
This class will start June 22nd and you may call the Parks and Recreation
office at 419-633-6030 to register today.
6:30 Tennis for Beginners and Beyond Class Starts
- 3:30-6:00 Pool Passes/Swim Lessons on Sale
16th - 10:00 Stories in Hitt Park
Swim Lessons, Session I Starts
12th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class
Session I Starts
12th - 6:30 Introduction to Varsity
Tennis Class Starts
Start of Jubilee Week
19th - 10:00/6:00 Safety Town, Session I
30th - 10:00 Stories in Garver Park
23rd - 10:00 Stories in Mattie Marsh
24th - “Day In The Park” &
22nd - 5:30 Water Aerobics, Session I
6:00 Rubber Ducky Cake Class
- 10:00 Stories in Moore Park
10th - 9:00 Arts and Crafts Class,
Session II Starts
- Swim Lessons, Session II Starts
14th - 10:00 Stories at East End Park
15th - 9:00 Mini Burger Cupcake Class
17th - 9:30/12:30 Safety Town, Session
17th - 9:00 Black Swamp Arts Camp Starts
21st - 10:00 Stories in Roseland Park
25th - 5:30 Water Aerobics, Session II
Family Baseball Game with the “Tincaps”
31st - 10:00/6:00 Safety Town, Session
- 5:00 Princess Dress Cupcake Class
12th - Family Baseball Game with the
20th - 2:00 Chocolate Bark Trunk Cake
20th - 2:00 Mom, Me & Dolly Tea
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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