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 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.
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
WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
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.
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
Dance, stretch and find your true flow in this class like no other you have ever
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
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.
may join this class at any time.
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 early 1800’s, the dulcimer became somewhat of a
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.
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
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.
can view a sample of the creations on Cyndi’s web page.
Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and the Bryan High School cheerleaders
will be offering a cheerleading clinic to children preschool thru 4th
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
VINTAGE BELLY DANCE CLASS
Bryan Parks and Recreation Department will be having an American Vintage Belly
Dance class for women ages 15 and older.
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
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?
1399 EAST HIGH STREET
(Click on Map)
Weather Forecast for
Visit other related
sites for Parks and Recreation
Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Healthy Ohio Programs
Williams County Health Department