Welcome To The City of Bryan, Ohio

Bryan Ohio
 
 

 

Parks & Recreation Department

1399 East High Street
Second Floor
Bryan, Ohio 43506
 

Phone
419.633.6030

Email

parks-rec@cityofbryan.com
 

 

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

OPENINGS AVAILABLE

 

 

  

   

 

 

FALL Brochure is here!

(See Below)

 

 

 

 

FALL CLASSES

 

 

FREE TENNIS INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS

For ages 8-13 that are interested in learning tennis.  This program will be held on Garver tennis courts on Saturday, September 16th from 11:00-12:30.  The program is free, although we request that you call 419-633-6030 to register so that we know how many will attend.  Glen Moser will instruct the group and give them a great start in their tennis career.  Glen was the driving force behind the tremendous success of Johnson County Community College tennis since taking over the program in the fall of 1978.  In his 36 seasons, Moser had over 1,300 wins in his career and that success, combined with his longevity, made Moser one of the winningest coaches in collegiate tennis.  Aside from his sterling win-loss record, Moser led his teams to a combined 56 national tournament appearances, including 36 top ten finishes, and 22 Region VI titles.  Individually he coached 36 NJCAA All-Americans, 33 ITA All-Americans and 271 Region VI champions.  In 1992, he was selected by his peers as the recipient of the Herschel Stephens Coaching Award, which recognizes outstanding service and dedication to NJCAA Tennis Coaches Association.  In the spring of 2001, Moser received his coaches association’s highest honor, as he was inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame a t a banquet prior to the start of the 2001 NJCAA Men’s Tennis Championship.  Two years later, he earned induction into the NJCAA Women’s Tennis Hall of Fame.  Later that year, Moser was honored as the Wilson ITA Women’s Coach of the year.  In 2014, his final season, Moser was selected as the 2014 Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year by Wilson and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).  His women’s team won an academic national championship.  Moser has also been active on the national level of junior college tennis.  In May 2000, Moser was selected as vice president of the NJCAA Tennis Coaches Association.  In May of 2002, he took over as President.

 

 

YOGA

 

     The Bryan Parks & Recreation Department and instructor Dawn Davis will be offering Yoga Classes this Fall 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 September 18th, from 5:30-6:15 P.M.

 

 

DULCIMERS

 

     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 Friday, September 22nd, from 2:20 to 4:00 PM, in the   Community Center on Buffalo Road.   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.   Also, kits may be ordered so that you can make your own dulcimer. 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. 

 

 

 

                      POUND CLASS

Join us in the latest craze in exercising!  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!  Cinch the waistline, slim the thighs, and strengthen connective tissue and infrastructural muscles with the combination of stability and cardio. Numerous studies have proven the powerful brain boosting, stress-relieving effects of drumming. The rhythm of drumming permeates the entire brain to improve focus, increase higher-level thinking and decision-making skills, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, decrease chronic pain, anxiety, and fatigue.   Instead of counting reps or keeping track of the clock, POUND® strategically distracts you from the high-intensity and duration of your workout, and shifts your focus to rhythm and volume.  This strategic distraction is responsible for the "addictiveness" of POUND® - the reason you can't stay away!  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.  We’ve invented unique, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks called Ripstix®.  Ripstix® add 1/4 lb. extra weight to each movement which throws the body off balance, creating contraction in the core and stabilization system.  Ripstix® intensify each POUND® position with light, peripheral resistance that not only works the shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms, and back, but also dramatically increases the amount of instability in the body.  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 from 7:30-8:00 starting September 28th for 6 consecutive weeks at the Community Center on Buffalo Road.  Cost is $20.00 for the six nights or $5.00 per night for a walk-in.   Class size is limited so please call the Parks & Recreation office at 419-633-6030 to save your space.

 

 

 

 

brochures  

FALL Brochure   

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Websites

Bryan Baseball Association - www.bryanlittleleague.com

Bryan Softball Association - bgsa.activesports.com

Bryan Soccer Association - bryan-soccer.com

Bryan Swim Team Association - bryanswimteam.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARBORIST NEWS

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

1399 EAST  HIGH STREET

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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